Lacqueret

Lacqueret Events Button Museum
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LACQUERET CLASS 1907
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Red text on white background. Illustration of a person with curly blonode hair wearing a very fancy blue outfit and hat holding a paint brush in left hand and paint in right hand.

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LACQUERET MAKES OLD FURNITURE, FLOORS, AND  [...]WORK [.....] OOK LIK[...] STANDARD VARNISH WORKS,  NEW YORK,  [...]DON, CHICAGO

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Produced by the early 20th century company Standard Varnish Works, the button pictured above sought to raise consumer awareness for their line of 'lacqueret' products. More commonly referred to as 'lacquer' in the 21st century, 'lacqueret' gave a "lustrous finish" to woodwork. In the early 20th century many American consumers could have bought this product at any local store selling paints or varnishes.

The girl pictured on the button, or 'Little Miss Lacqueret,' had been a part of the children's book oftentimes accompanying the product, entitled, "Little Miss Lacqueret's Drawing Book." Similarly, another pamphlet, "The Daisy Decorator," offered individuals 'helpful hints' for the use of their product.  

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EV0052
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