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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.

35 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) while it lasts at the estate sale on Jean Duluth Road, through Aug. 4.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

For hockey fans ...

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

Ripsaw! Transistor!

Paul Lundgren

about 12 months ago

Chester Park Ski Club!

Paul Lundgren

about 12 months ago

Duluth Arena, 1976!

leefr

about 12 months 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 12 months ago

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

spy1

about 12 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago

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

moosetracks

about 9 months ago

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

Barrett Chase

about 3 months ago

I recently unearthed this one from my sock drawer.

Barrett Chase

about 3 months ago

This one came from the 2014 UMD Homecoming Parade.

Barrett Chase

about 3 months ago

Here's an alternate Fred Tyson.

Barrett Chase

about 3 months ago

A little self-promotion here.

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