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Bone Buttons

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

Plain and inexpensive, these buttons were regularly worn by those of modest means. Wealthier individuals would have worn them on their undergarments, away from public view, since they could afford more ornate buttons for their attire.

INDE 67573 and INDE 67572
Archeologists uncovered these objects at the site of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia during an excavation from 2000 to 2003.

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