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Livery

The fashion for livery buttons started in the mid-eighteenth century and by the nineteenth century had become an accepted custom among the upper classes who maintained household servants. The practice carried on into the Edwardian era of the early twentieth century until income tax and changing social and economic conditions after the First World War quietly put an end to the era of the livered servant.

Read my May 2011 Newletter to learn more about livery buttons.