Children's Fashions 1900-1950 As Pictured in Sears Catalogs by JoAnne Olian | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Children's Fashions 1900-1950 as Pictured in Sears Catalogs

Children's Fashions 1900-1950 as Pictured in Sears Catalogs

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by JoAnne Olian
     
 

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The pages of this new book, excellently reproduced from rare copies of Sears catalogs, depict what average American youngsters, ages 4 to 16, were wearing during the first half of the twentieth century. Here, among other items, are Knickerbocker suits from 1914, starting at $1.95; elegant organdy and chiffon party dresses from 1918, selling at an average price of

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The pages of this new book, excellently reproduced from rare copies of Sears catalogs, depict what average American youngsters, ages 4 to 16, were wearing during the first half of the twentieth century. Here, among other items, are Knickerbocker suits from 1914, starting at $1.95; elegant organdy and chiffon party dresses from 1918, selling at an average price of $4.28; boys' cowboy, Indian, and baseball outfits for less than two dollars; aviator helmets, knitted hats, and golf-styled caps, all under $1.00; and a selection of fashionable coats for the high school crowd in 1946, starting at $12.98. A rich social document that will interest a wide audience of social historians and fashion enthusiasts, this panoramic window to the past will also appeal to anyone fascinated by fashions of a bygone era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486423258
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
04/08/2003
Series:
Dover Fashion and Costumes Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.98(w) x 11.82(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 16 Years

Meet the Author

JoAnne Olian is a former curator of the costume collection at the Museum of the City of New York and the author of numerous books on the history of fashion.

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