Holidays: Victorian Women Celebrate in Pennsylvania (Oral Traditions Projects Series)
Paperback – December 1983
by Nada Gray (Author)
Women in rural Pennsylvania played an important role in family celebrations of Christmas and Easter during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book focuses on that role by examining their holiday crafts. Guided by the editors of ladies magazines, they strove for fashionable holiday decorations created from readily available materials.Through the use of photographs and patterns of period and contemporary decorations, the reader will be able to recreate similar holiday decorations. Approximately 250 items in full color and black and white with many turn of the century photographs of early trees.
The paperback book includes an insert of ornament patterns.
Series: Oral Traditions Projects Series
Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press (December 1, 1983)