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Costume Accessories:Button Collection - W McDonald Tailor Warrnambool

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
Four small silver metal buttons with recessed shank. Embossed on front surface with lettering. Stitched to light card.
Size
13mm in diameter.
Object Registration
000225
Keywords
warrnambool, william donald mcdonald, buttons, tailors’ buttons, w. mcdonald tailor, mcdonald tailor
Historical information
Buttons from Mr William Donald McDonald. He trained for 5 years with Armstrong Tailors He had a tailor’s shop at the southern end of Liebig St before World War 1. On returning from overseas war service, he was employed by Warrnambool City Council as a gas meter reader. He was later promoted to office staff. He died in 1947.
When Made
Circa 1900.
Significance
A common item which is linked to a Warrnambool business and person.
Inscriptions & Markings
W McDonald Warrnambool.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM