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WWII Bakelite Jewelry: Love and Victory

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WWII Bakelite Jewelry: Love and Victory

Bambi Deville Engeran

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This Bakelite jewelry helps document the story of a country and its allies working together to restore world peace. Images of pins, necklaces, bracelets, and more capture these true signs of the times–not only crafted to express solidarity, loss, patriotism, and love, but to make use of a new material that was not restricted by rationing and conservation orders. From sweetheart pins and pins emblazoned with MacArthur’s famous, “I shall return,” to pieces with reticulating moveable parts, the range of colorful jewelry captured in this book is perfect for those passionate about Bakelite jewelry and for WWII buffs. Although these Bakelite treasures were fashioned with the patriotic inspiration of the time, they can still be collected and fashionably worn today, as demonstrated in a chapter called “Wearing Ideas.”

Size: 9 1/8″ x 8 1/8″ | 175 color images | 112 pp
ISBN13: 9780764338717 | Binding: hard cover


Bambi Deville Engeran is a seventh generation Louisianian with a rich heritage in antiques, exquisite culinary arts, and a tradition of theater.