Spanning three generations, an American colonial family of eight is shown in period attire in a variety of situations as they live out the drama of the American Revolution and its aftermath. The 32 authentic costumes are further enhanced by Tom Tierney's well-researched and scrupulously accurate text. Together they offer fashion and costume historians a precise, full-color view of prevailing fashions and trends of the late eighteenth century. Paper doll enthusiasts of all ages will delight in these finely rendered figures in typical Colonial raiment, while aficionados of Americana will follow with rapt attention this sartorial record of one family's progress through pre- and post-Revolution to a final frontier expedition.In order to depict accurately the wide range of costumes worn during Americaa#39;s Colonial period, I have created the ... feeding their four children, 18-year-old Benjamin, 15-year-old Sarah, Ruth, 6 years old, and Thomas, age 2 Plate 1. ... Her little brother Thomas wears a shirt and diapers; because of a shortage of pins during the Revolution, the diapers are tied in place. ... The apron is a square yard of fabric, cut off at the top corners to make a bib; it is attached to his coat button with aanbsp;...
|Title||:||American Family of the Colonial Era Paper Dolls|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 1983-01-01|