Children's Fashions, 1900-1950, as Pictured in Sears Catalogs

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JoAnne Olian
Courier Corporation, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 120 pages
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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.

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