Children's Handkerchiefs: A Two Hundred Year History

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Children's printed handkerchiefs have a rich two hundred year history going all the way back to America's beginnings. Along with delighting generations of children with their colorful designs, these highly collectible items have also served a social and educational role. The earliest reflected Puritan influences, tending to be instructional, religious, and moralistic in nature. As industrial growth and prosperity changed, the very nature of childhood, sports and games, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales became more ...
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**NEW** Children's printed handkerchiefs have a rich two hundred year history going all the way back to America's beginnings. Along with delighting generations of children with ... their colorful designs, these highly collectible items have also served a social and educational role. The earliest reflected Puritan influences, tending to be instructional, religious, and moralistic in nature. As industrial growth and prosperity changed, the very nature of childhood, sports and games, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales became more common subject matter. By the early twentieth century, storybook and comic strip characters began to appear, soon joined by such popular figures of mass culture as Mickey Mouse, Raggedy Ann, Davy Crockett, and Howdy Doody. Read more Show Less

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PA hard cover New English. Children's printed handkerchiefs have a rich two hundred year history going all the way back to America's beginnings. Along with delighting ... generations of children with their colorful designs, these highly collectible items have also served a social and educational role. The earliest reflected Puritan influences, tending to be instructional, religious, and moralistic in nature. As industrial growth and prosperity changed, the very nature of childhood, sports and games, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales became more common subject matter. By the early twentieth century, storybook and comic strip characters began to appear, soon joined by such popular figures of mass culture as Mickey Mouse, Raggedy Ann, Davy Crockett, and Howdy Doody. Price Guide/Index 11" x 8 1/2" 350 color photos. Read more Show Less

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Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S. A 1998 Hard Cover New in New jacket 350 color photographs chronicle the history of printed cloth, juvenile handkerchiefs. Value Guide, indexed, 160 ... pages. Read more Show Less

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Children's printed handkerchiefs have a rich two hundred year history going all the way back to America's beginnings. Along with delighting generations of children with their colorful designs, these highly collectible items have also served a social and educational role. The earliest reflected Puritan influences, tending to be instructional, religious, and moralistic in nature. As industrial growth and prosperity changed, the very nature of childhood, sports and games, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales became more common subject matter. By the early twentieth century, storybook and comic strip characters began to appear, soon joined by such popular figures of mass culture as Mickey Mouse, Raggedy Ann, Davy Crockett, and Howdy Doody.
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Along with delighting generations with colorful designs, children's handkerchiefs also served social and educational roles. From early Puritan moralistic subjects, the designs evolved to depict childhood, sports and games, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales. By the Twentieth Century, storybook and comic strip characters appeared, such as Mickey Mouse, Raggedy Ann, and Davy Crockett.
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Along with delighting generations with colorful designs, children's handkerchiefs also served social and educational roles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764304309
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: A Schiffer Book for Collectors Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 11.37 (w) x 8.77 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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