A Century Of Childhood, 1820-1920

By: Alderson, William T.

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B&W Illustrations; 8.25 X 8.25 X 0.50 inches; x 142 pages; Soft cover has black spine with red lettering. Light rubbing, scuffing to covers. Red endpapers. Pages are clean and tight, appear as if unused. Exhibition catalogue from 1984 show at the museum. "Margaret Woodbury Strong (1897 – 1969) was an American collector and philanthropist. Strong was an avid collector, especially of toys and her large collection formed the basis for the Strong National Museum of Play....Her passion was collecting dolls, doll houses, and toys. She added gallery wings and outbuildings to her estate which she eventually termed a "Museum of Fascination." The grounds contained a town of dollhouses. In 1968 she received state approval for the establishment of a museum. At her death, her doll collection numbered 22,000 and was the cornerstone of a collection containing more than 300,000 items".

Title: A Century Of Childhood, 1820-1920

Author Name: Alderson, William T.

Categories: Cultural History, American History, Juvenile, Antiques/collectibles, Geography, Education, Crafts/Needlework/Clothing/Costuming, social history, Reference, anthropology/language/linguistics, Women/Womens' History,

Publisher: Rochester, NY, Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum: 1984

ISBN Number: 0318231271

ISBN Number 13: 9780318231273

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 8584

Keywords: Exhibition Catalogues; Museum Catalogue; Museums; Dolls; Childhood; Toys; Collectibles. Antiques; Cultural Anthropology;,