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"One Button/One Clam - Historic Footage" - no audio
Button blanks were cut, washed, polished and sorted by size, color and luster. Machines then cut small holes in the blanks to make pearl buttons.

Source: Muscatine Art Center

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Last updated on June 26, 2003
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