YELLOW BOOK IMPROVEMENT
This project grew out of the preparations for the workshop on
work clothes/overall buttons at the NBS National Show in August, 2011. As color
pictures of work clothes buttons were being sought and cataloged we realized
that this would be an excellent opportunity to replace the old black and white
images in what we referred to as the Yellow Book with sharp, clear color images
of all the buttons on all the plates in the book. This turned out to be a very
ambitious project, and we soon found out that we were not going to readily
locate pictures of every button. We made a good start, but in order to complete
the project we need your help.
Many of you
have numerous work clothes/overall buttons in your collections. We are asking
that you take a look at the new improved plates as far as we have been able to
complete them, and take note of those that have not been replaced by color
pictures. Then, we hope you will go to your collection and look to see if you
have any of the missing buttons. If you find some, we are asking that you send
us pictures so that we can continue to fill in every missing button with a new
the new improved plates as they currently stand will be available in living
color on the NBS website: www.nationalbuttonsociety.org. These plates will be updated
periodically as new pictures are received and added.
is what we need for you to do to get the pictures to us in usable form:
must be in jpg or pdf format.
must be at least 300dpi – 600dpi is preferable.
need to be clean buttons in good condition and sharp, clear pictures or scans.
update the plates periodically as new pictures are added. It will be interesting
to see if we can actually find all of these buttons. Which one will be the last
one found? One thing we have learned is that a lot of what we assumed were the
more common of these buttons may actually be the most rare.
Thank you for your help!
Let the quest begin!!