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Antique LOS ANGELES COUNTY FRUIT & FLOWERS POCKET MIRROR CRYSTOGLAS 1910'S
Text on Button:LOS ANGELES COUNTY OF FRUIT AND FLOWERSImage Description:
Dark green background with gold letters with a red poinsettia, and orange poppies on top of green leaves.The crystoglas button gives an interesting 3D effect through embossing the metal and printing directly on the celluloid
The Shape:CircleThe Size:2 1/8 inchYear / Decade Made:1910sThe Manufacturer:Whitehead & Hoag Co.Additional Information:
Los Angeles County is a county in the state of California. It is the second largest metropolitan area in the United States and includes the islands of San Clemente and Santa Catalina. The button depicts two flowers associated with this part of the country, the California Poppy (which is the California state flower) and the poinsettia which is native to nearby Mexico. It also depicts an Orange which is one of the major fruits produced in California.
This mirror was made using thecrystoglasprocess, which was developed by Whitehead andHoagand used around 1915.Crystoglasbuttons & mirrors are produced by placing clear celluloid on certain areas of the front of the mirror with colored foil underneath over a stamped metal background. The process was not used often due to the high cost.