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Clip #: MF-22M
Library: TFA Network
Region: North America
Country: United States
1950s, Batesville, Arkansas, White River, Royal Barber diving for mussels, mussels being steamed to be easily opened, mussels being opened to separate meat from shells, Batesville Shell and Pearl Works, male worker shoveling mussel shells into rotating sizing machine, male workers making buttons out of mussel shells, shells held in clamp being brought against rapidly spinning circular grinder which cuts out button blanks, male worker scooping button blanks from bucket with hands, women wearing and examining buttons made from mussel shells
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