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Colonial Fashions Paper Dolls (Dover Paper Dolls) Paperback – February 23, 1995
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One of the leading authorities on fashion history, Tom Tierney created over 150 paper doll books for Dover Publications. With subjects ranging from U.S. Presidents to popular movie stars, Mr. Tierney's books are famous for being carefully researched and meticulously rendered. His releases are prized by fashion professionals, collectors, and paper doll lovers all over the world.
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There are two female paper dolls with costume; their male counterparts are represented by paper dolls in 9 different costumes, usually with separate hats, approximately one for every three female costumes. There are two costumes/paperdolls per plate.
The French and English are most heavily represented There are three different sets of French costumes for three different periods. The English style costumes are broken into social categories, e.g., tradesman, Quaker, etc., spread over different periods. The Spanish/Portuguese costumes are all from around 1600; it would have been nice to have some later costumes also. The others are generally represented by one female costume and sometimes a male figure: Plate 10 shows costumes for German and Norwegian women and Plate 11 has a Swiss couple. The reader may want to check Tierney's American Family of the Pilgrim Period, which concentrates on English and Dutch costumes of New England and New York (some of them quite humble), or his coloring book 'Colonial & Early American Fashions.
As usual, Tierney has included very detailed descriptions of the costumes. One slight fault - the nationality is not always specified both on the plate and in the description, so one has to flip back and forth. No nationality is given at all for Plate 15; I assume from their position that the costumes are French.
A very interesting and informative little book.Read more ›