Joe's Paper Shack

(including the History of American Bridal Customs)
~in collaboration with
~ H. L. Lindquist Publications, N.Y.C., ~1947
~ First Edition, 189 pages

~From an article pasted in the back of the book~
~ Mary E. Lewis, of Brooklyn, founder of the National Doll & Toy Collectors Club, has been collecting rare dolls for nearly 25 years. Her favorites are the little brides that illustrate this book. Mrs. Lewis had over 30 bride dolls - every type is represented - wood,
cloth, cotton, mica, composition with heads of china, parian, bisque, tin,
wax and rubber.
~ Dorothy Dignam, who collaborated
with Mrs. Lewis, and is responsible
for the diamond data, is a publicity
and feature writer specializing in
the history of fine jewelry.
She tells how to buy and care for
your diamond, and the etiquette of receiving and wearing it.
As a gift for the bride this book is a must.

~Table of contents include:
~ A Little Colonial Bride
~ A Little Bride of Federal America
~ Empire Fashion-with veil and fan
~ A White House Bride
~ All Set for the Stage Coach
~ Found in a New England Attic
~ The bride of the '49ers
~ With Elegance and Lace
~ She was named for a Songstress
~ Bridesmaid in a blue gown
~ The Bride's Buxom Mama
~ Several pages on a little page
~ A Southern Belle becomes a bride
~ More about White House brides
~ She was a pretty Little parlor Doll
~ Truths about the Trousseau
~ Miss Bustle is a Beauty
~ All about Gertie's garter
~ The Gibson girl and her Groom
~ First comes the Little Flower Girl
~ The original Mrs Lewis Doll
~ Kewpies and other Characters
~ Little Bride of World War I
~ Happy-go-lucky in love
~ Up in front- Down in back
~ Married in a garden
~ A Little Island Bride - Puerto Rico
~ Marriage among our Little Moderns
Fira Benenson Bride
Muriel King Bride
Zoe De Salle Bride
Nettie Rosenstein Bride
Philip Mangone bride
~ How a Bridal Secretary can help
~ Buying and caring for your diamond
~ There are many black and white
illustrations, probably around 80

~The book has a hard cover with some chipping on the top front and back bottom, in addition, it is lightly soiled.
~The boards are well preserved, covered in white cloth with gilt print on cover and spine.
~ The binding is good
~ The book is printed on coated stock
~ This is an ex-library book
~ The cover has quite a bit of shelf
wear, it is 61 years old.
~ The inside is in very good condition,
no pencil or pen markings.
~ It is quite unusual and very interesting

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