Press-molded buttons made by Becky Brown in the late 1930's or 1940's,
shown slightly enlarged.
Molds were carved by Karl Martz, who also formulated the glazes.
Left: Becky in 1938 wearing a dress with such buttons.
Backs of buttons
had single holes
for sewing.

Press-molded buttons made by Becky Brown in the late 1930's or 1940's, shown slightly enlarged. Molds were carved by Karl Martz, who also formulated the glazes. The orange glazes likely contain uranium.
Collection of Becky Brown. Color photos by Eric Martz.

Below is an original sales card from ca. 1940. Three buttons were sewn onto the card. The card was a linoleum cut print made by Karl Martz. This card with its buttons was generously given in 2013 to the decendents of Becky Brown and Karl Martz by Fredia Liebhard of Reno, Nevada, USA, in memory of her mother (who purchased the card with its buttons ca. 1940), Barbara Delores Marter Garrotte of Worthington, Indiana USA.