This book presents a nostalgic look at baby and children's wear from the Victorian Era to the first half of the 20th century. It chronicles the changes in children's fashions over the decades and centuries, from the popularity of tartans and plaids in the 1880s, to Knickerbocker suits and box pleated tunics, introduced by the Victorians, to the ever popular and enduring sailor suit. Over 300 stunning, full color photographs showcase the many wonderful and unusual examples of vintage and antique children's clothing, along with detailed descriptions and pricing. From exquisite christening gowns made of cotton and silk, with beautiful embroidery and lace trimmings, to the poignancy of a baby's mourning outfit, this book is delightful and informative in its photography and historic content. It is a must have for anyone interested in the field of fashion and vintage clothing, as well as antiques and collectibles.
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I not only have this amazing Book, I have, also, had the pleasure of meeting the Author. This Book and the Author are two of the most amazing delights to ever cross the Atlantic and grace our shores. The photos and histories are exactly as seen. Fabulous illustrations and well worth the price of admission. My first Grandchild was Christened in one of these treasures and hopefully, so will the next. I am purchasing my second copy today as a gift. Thank you Anna. Truly, Vivian Ryan Desjarlais