Happy Birthday, Dear Button! 115 years old and still as charming as ever.
Celebrate the 115th anniversary of the pin-back button today by wearing your favorite button! The nation’s button gurus, Ted Hake and Christen Carter, are declaring July 21st the day to honor the button as a graphic art form and social communication device. The date is based on the day in 1896 when the nation’s first and foremost button maker, Whitehead & Hoag of Newark, NJ received their final patent for their unique process. Celebrate by pinning on your pin-backs.
For more button history, check out the Busy Beaver Button Museum.