One past industry of NE Arkansas was that of the production of pearly buttons from native unionid mussels. In this old B&W photo button workers are sitting on a massive pile 😳 of discarded shell from which buttons have been produced. #mussels #musseldecline #pearlymussel #unionid #pearlybuttons

One past industry of NE Arkansas was that of the production of pearly buttons from native unionid mussels. In this old B&W photo button workers are sitting on a massive pile 😳 of discarded shell from which buttons have been produced. #mussels #musseldecline #pearlymussel #unionid #pearlybuttons