The Button Box

Lifting the Lid on Women's Lives

Author: Lynn Knight

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144819153X

Category: History

Page: 320

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A wooden box holds the buttons of three generations of women in Lynn Knight’s family – each one with its own tale to tell... Tracing the story of women at home and in work, from the jet buttons of Victorian mourning, to the short skirts of the 1960s, taking in suffragettes, bachelor girls, little dressmakers, Biba and the hankering for vintage, The Button Box lifts the lid on women’s lives and their clothes with elegance and wit.

A History of Lace

Author: Bury Palliser

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473340721

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 500

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This vintage book contains a detailed account of the history of lace, with information on its origins, development, and popularity throughout history. This profusely-illustrated volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in historical fashions and trends, and it would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Contents include: "Needlework", "Cutwork", "Lace", "Guipure", "Venice", "Genoa", "Malta", "Flanders", "Hainault", "Louis XIV", "Louis XIV-continued", "Louis XIV to the Empire", "Chantilly", "Champagne", "Germany (North and South)", "Switzerland", "Russia", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original artwork and text. First published in 1812.

Tough Times, Strong Women

Hundreds of Personal Memories and Photographs Honoring Some of the Common Yet Remarkable Women of the 20th Century

Author: Mike Beno,Clancy Strock,Deb Mulvey

Publisher: Reiman Assoc

ISBN: 9780898212037

Category: Photography

Page: 162

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Offers stories of everyday American women throughout the 20th century