Button Necklace

Unless people imprisoned in the camps could get outside friends to send them supplies, internees had to rely on what they could find or repurpose for their crafts. For example, this necklace was made from buttons that were used on overalls. Approximately 76 buttons were used to make this necklace.
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Object Name
Physical Description
buttons (overall material)
thread (overall material)
overall: 14 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 36.83 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Cultures & Communities
Japanese American Internment Era
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Japanese American Internment Era
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mabel Rose Vogel

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