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Stock photos shown- all of these titles are NEW, and would make a lovely gift for a collector. NEW Victorian Paper Dolls is $15; other historical catalogues range in price from $15 to $45 depending on title

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Photo 1: American Family of the Colonial Era, $15
Paper Dolls in Full Color, Tom Tierney


Photo 2: Victorian Family Paper Dolls, NEW, $45
Four (4) full-color dolls and 38 costumes portray a proper Victorian-era family at work and play. Gorgeous garb -- from warm wintercoats to summer bathing costumes--for every occasion, from a formal wedding to a friendly game of lawn croquet. 12 plates.
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Photo 3: Crinolines, corsets and other undergarments historical, NEW, $45
Corsets and Crinolines is a study of the changing shapes of women's dress and how these were produced, how simple laced bodices became corsets of cane, whale-bone and steel, while padding at shoulders and hips gave way to the structures of farthingales, hoops and bustles. Added are contemporary tailors and dressmakers accounts, illustrations, index, a glossary of terms and materials, appendices on the repair and manufacture of corsets and crinolines.
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Photo 4: Everyday Fashions of the Twenties: As Pictured in Sears and Other Catalogs Dover, $25
For historians of costume, nostalgia buffs, and casual browsers, these pages afford a rare picture -- unspoiled by recent myths about the Roaring Twenties -- of how average people really dressed in the jazz age. The Roaring Twenties, age of jazz and flappers, Model T Fords and Hollywood movie stars, was also a time when for millions the bulky catalogs of Montgomery Ward or Sears, Roebuck were a substitute for the window displays of Paris or New York fashion shops. Buying clothing through the mails had become an American institution, and entire families were often dressed via the U.S. Post Office. More conservative than the up-to-the-minute fashion shops, mail-order catalogs nevertheless offered surprisingly much of the haute couture. But, above all, they accurately record what men, women, and children were actually wearing in the 1920s. Now Stella Blum (Curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) has distilled into this volume the essence of the fashion pages of the Sears, Roebuck and other mail-order catalogs of the Twenties. Her informative text and selection of over 150 representative catalog pages -- comprising over 750 illustrations with original captions -- gradually trace the evolution of dress modes from the vogue of stodgy postwar fashions to the impact on costume of the crash of '29. In a year-by-year survey, Mrs. Blum's introductory texts relate the trends in fashion to the social changes of the dynamic and restless era, assessing the influence of war and technological developments on the high hemlines, flattened busts and hips, geometric patterns and -bobbed- hairstyles of the boyish flapper look. And as she notes, it was through the Sears catalogs that Parisian designers like Coco Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin, and Madeleine Vionnet made their influence felt on Midwestern farms and in urban ghettos. You'll find here a marvelous panorama of -smart, - -modish, - -chic, - -stylish, - and -ultra fashionable- apparel, as well as more traditional garments: for women and -misses- there are Middy blouses, Russian boots modeled by Gloria Swanson, -Bob- hats modeled by Clara Bow and Joan Crawford; coats, suits, dresses (including the first maternity dresses), sweaters, capes; silk and rayon stockings, corsets, chemises, camisoles, negligees; and accessories like necklaces, belts, combs, headbands, umbrellas, gloves, compacts, hand bags, wristwatches, and powderpuff cases. You'll see slower-to-change men's fashions -- shirts, ties, suits, sweaters, and sports clothes -- become trimmer, brighter, smarter. And you can follow the trends in children's fashions as well.

This volume captures the essence of the fashion sections seen in the Sears, Roebuck, and other mail-order catalogs of the Roaring Twenties. Over 150 representative pages representing more than 750 illustrations with original captions trace the evolution of dress modes from the vogue of stodgy postwar fashions to the impact on costume of the crash of '29.
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Photo 5: Victorian Goods and Merchandise, New, $15
This immensely usable archive of vintage illustrations not only offers a wonderful window on the goods and merchandise of a bygone era, but is an absolute treasure trove of easily reproducible graphic art as well.

Some 2,300 cuts culled from such rare nineteenth-century periodicals as The Art Journal, The Illustrated London News, The Scientific American, and The Youth's Companion have been organized in convenient categories: clothes, furniture, kitchenware, toys and games, musical instruments, stationery supplies

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Photo 6: Celluloid Treasures of the Victorian Era, hardbook, new with shelf wear, $45



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