Order Nr. 69072 KIDS! 200 YEARS OF CHILDHOOD.


  • Winterthur, DE: Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, (1999).
  • square 8vo.
  • stiff paper wrappers
  • (ii), 33+(1) pages, 4 leaves of activities inserted in middle
  • ISBN: 0912724536

Price: $7.95  other currencies

Order Nr. 69072

First edition. A companion to an exhibition on display June 19, 1999 to Feb 19, 2001, at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, this volume presents a fascinating exploration of the many and varied ways in which parents shaped the world of children in America between 1700 and 1900. By focusing on the furniture, books, clothes, toys and games used by children in addition to the stories told about growing up in early America, the book explores the changing perceptions of childhood in America. A special activities section offers hand-on projects with directions for making a corncob pig, creating a time capsule or recording a family history through interviews. Includes nine color and twenty-seven black-and-white illustrations.