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Sweetheart & Mother Pillows, 1917-1945
     

Sweetheart & Mother Pillows, 1917-1945

by Patricia Cummings
 

These collector items provide a unique insight into World Wars I and II and the years of civilian conservation camps. Through 247 images, the history of how these pillow covers came to be is explored. The pillow covers feature many military camps, including Camp Cody in New Mexico and Fort Hood in Texas, as well as historic facts and fun trivia. What was the origin

Overview

These collector items provide a unique insight into World Wars I and II and the years of civilian conservation camps. Through 247 images, the history of how these pillow covers came to be is explored. The pillow covers feature many military camps, including Camp Cody in New Mexico and Fort Hood in Texas, as well as historic facts and fun trivia. What was the origin of the word "Doughboys?" How did the pillows come to be popular in France? Read poems dedicated to famous military generals, including Gen. John Joseph Pershing. Information includes the fiber used in making the pillow, the manufacturers, and distinguishing factors between World War I and World War II pillow covers. A price guide and index are included. If you're a textile enthusiast, history buff, or a student, this book is for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764339172
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
12/28/2011
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,237,483
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Cummings is an independent scholar whose primary focus is the study of textiles. She has served as a teacher of quilting and Spanish, and has written a quilt history column for The Quilter since 1999.

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