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Easley Cutting Button Blanks
Leonard Easly, of Meredosia, Illinois cuts button blanks from freshwater mussel shell at the 1999 Meredosia Riverfest, Meredosia, Illinois. He is turning a shell "pusher", which pushes the shell into the saw. Note the jets of water spraying on the shell.

Photograph by Bonnie W. Styles, Illinois State Museum.

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