Christmas,1940-1959: A Collector's Guide to Decorations and Customs

Robert Brenner

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This in-depth review of Christmas history and traditions in the United States covers a period that most Americans remember well. Everyone will appreciate this nostalgic look at Christmas decorating customs, electric lighting innovations, and tree decorations, all of which changed drastically as a result of World War II. This period of Christmas history witnessed the advent of machine-produced glass ornaments, bubble lights, Italian miniature lights, Matchless Stars, and a proliferation of decorations produced in Japan, Europe, and the United States. With many historical photos, color pictures of decorations from each decade, a detailed text, and a price guide, this book will be thoroughly enjoyed by collectors, holiday enthusiasts, historians, and anyone fascinated with Christmas itself.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 496 color &54 b/w photos | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764314759

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Robert Brenner has an extensive collection of Christmas memorabilia, is the author of three previous books on Christmas history and collectibles, and lectures extensively on all facets of Christmas traditions. He lives in Princeton, Wisconsin, where he is a high school English teacher.