I found an article by Darren Garnick (click this link), blogging for the Boston Herald, from November 17th, 2009. He interviews Jonny Larason who worked as a full-time Pilgrim at Plimoth Plantation living history museum. It's an interesting read.
|Buckle or no buckle? Which do you prefer?|
The left photo is from a costume retailer website, and the photo at right is of an official historical interpreter, taken on the Mayflower II during our first trip to Plymouth, MA.
November 12, 2012
UPDATE: Click here to see Stephen Colbert's humorous interpretation of The Buckle, and what it symbolized to him after the Boston Marathon bombing.