Christmas, 1940-1959: A Collector's Guide to Decorations and Customs (Revised and Expanded 3rd Edition)

Christmas, 1940-1959: A Collector's Guide to Decorations and Customs (Revised and Expanded 3rd Edition)

by Robert Brenner
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Christmas, 1940-1959: A Collector's Guide to Decorations and Customs (Revised and Expanded 3rd Edition) by Robert Brenner

This in-depth review of Christmas history and traditions in the United States covers a period that most Americans remember well. Everyone can appreciate this nostalgic look at Christmas decorating customs, electric lighting innovations, and tree decorations, all of which changed drastically as a result of World War II. This period of Christmas history witnessed the advent of machine-produced glass ornaments, bubble lights, Italian miniature lights, Matchless Stars, and a proliferation of decorations produced in Japan, Europe, and the United States. Included are many historical photos, color pictures of decorations from each decade, a detailed text, and updated value guide.

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ISBN-13: 9780764326721
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 07/01/2007
Series: A Schiffer Book for Collectors Series
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Christmas, 1940-1959: A Collector's Guide to Decorations and Customs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Excellent historical facts with clear,color photos to back up the text. Includedare some black-and-white pictures of actualChristmastime living rooms of real familiesfrom the two decades covered in the book.A worthy addition for collectors andnostalgic buffs.