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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
World War I Locket Button
The front and back pieces were fastened together with a hinge. When attached to the garment by its loop shank, this button appeared like any other WWI uniform button. The G.I. could place pictures of his loved ones inside. This is from my personal collection and not for sale. The other uniform locket button originated during WWII and had a compass inside. Both buttons are scarce.