This groundbreaking volume, gorgeously illustrated with full-color photographs, is the result of years of research and considers the largest range of folk art ever gathered. Featured are objects with extraordinary historical importance, such as the flag, hand-painted with the figure of Liberty, which was in Lincoln's box seat the night he was assassinated, and a coverlet crocheted by Grace Coolidge.
Also included is a treasure trove of interesting facts and archival material to give the reader a full sense of the eras during which these objects were crafted. A landmark achievement, Stars and Stripes offers us the gift of ourselves: our shared history, our American spirit.
Author Biography: Deborah Harding, author of Rizzoli's Red & White and Home Sweet Home, is an editor and author specializing in the areas of decorating, crafts, and vintage textiles. She is the co-editor and author of the bestselling America's Glorious Quilts.