Children's Fashions, 1900-1950, as Pictured in Sears Catalogs
Courier Corporation, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 120 pages
A roller-coaster period of American history that hit its lows in the Great Depression and its highs following the Allied victory in World War II, the first half of the twentieth century also registered notable changes in the world of fashion-even among the younger generation. This entertaining volume, compiled from the pages of rare Sears catalogs, chronicles what youngsters, ages 4 to 16, were wearing during the years from 1900 to 1950. For boys in 1913, there were knickerbocker suits that could be ordered for less that $2 Girls could perk up their wardrobes in 1917 with an embroidered organdy party dress for $1.43, and in 1941, with sanforized overalls, a three-piece playsuit, and a pinafore dress for $1. Fashion authority JoAnne Olian, former curator of the costume collection at the Museum of the City of New York, has compiled a rich social document that will be prized by historians, fashion enthusiasts, and anyone fascinated by clothing of a bygone era.
age-size Average shipping weight band belt Bloomer pants Blouse bottom braid Broadcloth Brown Burgundy Wine cambric cape cassimere cents cheviot Children's cloth coat color Corduroy Denim dirndl Double breasted dress drop seat elastic embroidered embroidery fabric fancy finished Flannelette front garment girls gray heel hip pocket inches jacket khaki knit Lace edged leather light blue lined throughout mall match material medium nainsook navy blue neat neck ounces Outfit Pair patch pockets pattern Percale ping weight pink placket plaid plaited pleats pockets with flap postage extra pounds pretty Rayon ribbed knit ribbon rows rubber ruffle sailor collar Sanforized sateen satin scale seams Sears serge Shipping wt shirt shoulder Shpg side pockets silk Sizes skirt smart Stale strap stripe style stylish tailored trimmed twill valenciennes lace waist waistband warm Wash separately washable wear Wide widths wool Wool Flannel yoke