July 4th 1909 Button For Mesa Arizona With Actual Fire Cracker Attachment

Let’s just say this historic button is literally, “explosive.”

Alex Winter from Hake’s Americana and Collectibles cited this button as a favorite in a recent interview about his collection, and it’s featured this weekend in honor of Independence Day!

The cultural artifact is dated 1909 from Mesa, Arizona with an illustration of Uncle Sam poking out of a frame of fireworks with an actual, explosive attached to it.

Can this rare button still blow up after 101 years?  There’s only one way to find out…