This in-depth review of Christmas history and traditions in the United States covers a period that many Americans remember well. See Christmas decorating customs, electric lighting innovations, and tree decorations, all of which changed drastically as a result of World War II. This period of Christmas history witnessed the advent of machine-produced glass ornaments, bubble lights, Italian miniature lights, Matchless Stars, and a proliferation of decorations produced in Japan, Europe, and the United States. Included are many historical photos, color pictures of decorations from each decade, a detailed text, and updated value guide.
Brand: Schiffer Publishing
3 Exp Rev
Used Book in Good Condition
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is excellent! The author does a great job balancing impressive information with warm memories of Christmases past. I have found that element lacking in so many other "collectors" types of books. This book will definitely remain one of my all-time favorites!
Arrived in timely fashion and even though used was in excellent condition I am thoroughly enjoying reliving Christmas from my childhood through this book. It did miss one of my favorite ornaments - the tulle angels with spun cotton heads that I now try to collect.
Comprehensive and concise! The photos are crisp and the images clear, something you don't always find in Collector Guide books. It covers pretty much all of the bases!
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