Ullman Manufacturing Company, American, 1899 - 1915 Search this
ink on paper (fiber product) with metal
H x W x D: 3 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 3/8 in. (8.9 × 8.9 × 0.9 cm)
buttons (information artifacts)
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A pinback button manufactured by the Ullman Manufacturing Company. The button is round and predominately white with a painted illustration and printed text on the front. At the center of the button is an illustration of a woman with the body of a bird. The figure's body is depicted in profile with the face turned slightly towards the viewer. She is wearing a large, pink, Edwardian style hat with the ruffled brim and large red flowers above and below the brim. The woman's hair is curled around her face and her lips are painted red. The figure's neck merges into the bird body. The figure's wings are at her side and she holds a white and red fan to her face with her proper left foot. She is standing in a grassy field and there is green foliage in the background. Black printed text above and below image of bird reads, [NATURAL HISTORY SERIES / -BIRDS-] and [THE BLACKBIRD / HABITAT - COONLAND]. The back of the button is silver toned with a pinback and a "C" clasp.