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Duluth Button Collection


 
 
If you have a button to add, upload it to the comments. It’s one of the nice things about the Internet — we can all have a button collection without having to have a button collection.

41 Comments

adam

about 3 years ago

"We're Duluth and proud of it" is begging to be put on a T-shirt. Do any vendors or presses have such a product? "Shut up and take my money."

Paul Lundgren

about 3 years ago

Well, there was this one.

banjo tom

about 3 years ago

Free Democracy Summit, 2006. Duluth Button - Free Democracy Summit

Barrett Chase

about 3 years ago

I want to know what patriotic event happened in Duluth from April 2-8 in 1984. EDIT: And with about 30 seconds on Google, I found out it was the Air Canada Silver Broom world men's curling championship.

Ted Heinonen

about 3 years ago

Here are a few I've had in my odds and ends box. The top two are from the Duluth Fall Fest and the bottom one has a 1920 penny embedded in it (might be for a loan company that was located in the old Lyceum Theatre).

moosetracks

about 3 years ago

I feel as though this button is especially ironic now.

Paul Lundgren

about 3 years ago

Here are two Albert Woolson buttons from the collection at Veterans' Memorial Hall at the Depot.

Paul Lundgren

about 3 years ago

College of St. Scholastica centennial button:

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

I don't remember when they stopped making buttons for Spirit Valley Days, but by 1994 they were getting lazy with the graphic design. They still had a flare for the fancy in 1991.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

I'm fairly confident these are the two finest Duluth buttons ever.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

This is not a button, but since there are Portorama buttons above, I thought I'd post the first-place plaque from the 1968 Portorama polo competition. Available for $1.50 (half price) at the estate sale on Jean Duluth Road.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

For hockey fans ...

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

Ripsaw! Transistor!

Paul Lundgren

about 1 year ago

Chester Park Ski Club!

Paul Lundgren

about 1 year ago

Duluth Arena, 1976!

leefr

about 1 year ago

I'd like to add a few buttons to the collection. Duluth Junior Police button. Hayfever Club of America. Hayfever Club of America - Duluth Duluth Junior Police Badge Another Patrick Product. Another Patrick Product Duluth

leefr

about 1 year ago

Three buttons from the 300-year celebration. Brothers of the Brush

spy1

about 1 year ago

I have to say I was puzzled by these buttons until I looked it up. Tradition, esp. in the 1970s, was that men grew beards during celebratory founding years. You bought a button to say you were growing one (Brothers of the Brush) or had to have a pin saying you had a pass (shaver's permit). And I guess just a button to not leave the ladies out of the fun. Four decades of living and I'd never heard of these before.

Paul Lundgren

about 1 year ago

In recognition of the bonding bill, "Save the Wade" circa the late 1980s and "Restore NorShor" from 2013. duluth-button-restore-norshor-theatre

emmadogs

about 1 year ago

Where did you find that Honor Brand button??? In fact, where do you find all of the obscure buttons? I see nothing on eBay ... the closest I can come to anything is an old Duluth bumper sticker in screaming orange-and-yellow, stuck to the wall in my garage. Well, and this. Certainly not as cool as the buttons.

Paul Lundgren

about 1 year ago

Most of them come from my attic or my parents' basement, but the Honor Brand one came from hakes.com.

moosetracks

about 1 year ago

I go to antique stores and collect buttons. Some booths across town have good ones.

Barrett Chase

about 8 months ago

I recently unearthed this one from my sock drawer.

Barrett Chase

about 8 months ago

This one came from the 2014 UMD Homecoming Parade.

Barrett Chase

about 8 months ago

Here's an alternate Fred Tyson.

Barrett Chase

about 8 months ago

A little self-promotion here.

Paul Lundgren

about 4 weeks ago

Three Denfeld buttons: Duluth Button Denfeld Band Booster Duluth Button Denfeld Booster Duluth Button Denfeld Hardees After exhaustive research (asking my brother) I was able to make sense of the last one. It features Gilbert Giddyup and Speedy McGreedy, characters in Hardee's restaurant promotions in the 1970s.

Paul Lundgren

about 4 weeks ago

Here are five from the display case at On the Limit: Duluth Button Spirit Mountain Duluth Button - Folk Festival Duluth Button Far West Fest 2011 Duluth Button Fond du Lac Chambers Grove Duluth Buttons Daredevils Robotics

Paul Lundgren

about 3 weeks ago

I have no idea what the deal was with the Midsommar Fest. Duluth Button - Midsommar Festival

Paul Lundgren

about 2 weeks ago

A few from Carlton County: Carlton Days 1974 Carlton Daze Carlton County Fair Blacksmith Shop 1992 Carlton Centennial Days 1981

Paul Lundgren

about 1 week ago

Another for the local music collection: Tim Kaiser - "Invisible Planets." Tim Kaiser - Inferior Planets

Paul Lundgren

about 1 week ago

And now, the 40-year reunion of the reunion button: Raleigh Street Reunion

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