Bloomer Buttons


2.25" Bloomer Buttons
Elizabeth Smith Miller (1822-1911) woman's rights activist, dress reformer, abolitionist and daughter of Gerrit Smith of Peterboro, NY. Introduced the bloomer costume. Bloomerism became the most important dress reform of the 19th century.

2.25" diameter metal shell

Mylar protective cover

Metal pin back

A community heritage gift shop, located within the Visitors Center on the Gerrit Smith Estate, National Historic Landmark, in Peterboro NY. The Mercantile is staffed and operated under the management of the Smithfield Community Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic Peterboro. 
Mixes images including Elizabeth with daughter Ann & older Elizabeth, "I Found My Bloomers In Peterboro, NY"

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