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Object ID 003323

Object Name Chicago Progressive Mercantile Buttons

Object Desc Large sheet of buttons, with no major sections. 7 lines of buttons, each showcasing one or two types of buttons

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002970

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Sewing


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Fashion Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1902

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords button,sewing,Chicago Progressive Mercantile,

Title Chicago Progressive Mercantile Buttons

Description Large button display sheet. Has two stickers on it-the name of the company, and a price change warning label . 7 lines of buttons, with 8 different types of buttons shown. On white backgrown, with no trim or offical header.


Approx Collection Date

Height 14

Length 0

Width 11

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Chicago Progressive Mercantile Co.

Maker Details Made in Chigao. Founded in 1902. Supplied buttons, hooks, and other hardware for the garment industry.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2970



Date MAY 17,2015

Summary Fair to poor

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes Creased, wrinkled corners (all 4). Frayed top and bottom edges. Visible creases in the middle of the backsplash. Lots of extra writing (in pink marker/pen). Yellowed backsplash and stickers.