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

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Courier Corporation, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 120 pages
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Meticulously reproduced selection of pages from rare Sears catalogs chronicles what youngsters, ages 4 to 16, wore during the first half of the twentieth century. Descriptive captions accompany more than 300 illustrations--from flattering dresses with plunging necklines to men's wide, hand-painted ties. This is a rich social document that will be prized by historians, fashion enthusiasts, and anyone fascinated by clothing from a bygone era. 1914--knickerbocker suits for boys--less than $2.50; 1917--elegant organdy and chiffon party dresses for girls for $1.43; 1935--cowboy outfits and baseball uniforms for less than $2.00; 1941--sanforized overalls 3-piece playsuit and a pinafore dress for only $1.00!

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JoAnne Olian is a former curator of the costume collection at the Museum of the City of New York and the author of numerous books on the history of fashion.

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