product description page

Newport Fashions of the Gilded Age Paper Dolls (Paperback) (Tom Tierney)

Newport Fashions of the Gilded Age Paper Dolls (Paperback) (Tom Tierney) - image 1 of 1

about this item

During the extravagant era of the Gilded Age, Newport, Rhode Island, served as a summer retreat for America's social aristocracy. Here the "Four Hundred" of high society built palaces on magnificent estates and entertained each other. Tom Tierney recreates this breathtaking world in a volume featuring two dolls and a wardrobe of 30 costumes once worn by the Vanderbilts, Astors, Belmonts, and other members of the social elite.
Worn during the height of Newport's social seasons during the 1870s through the early 1900s, the stunning creations range from velvet afternoon dresses and elaborate outfits for costume balls, to fashionable dinner attire and satin evening gowns.
Two dolls model 30 elaborate costumes once worn by the Vanderbilts, Astors, and other members of New York's elite "Four Hundred." Lavish attire for fancy dress balls, elegant dinner outfits, and fashionable day wear reveal what the cream of Newport society wore from the 1870s through the early 1900s. Notes.
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Activity Books
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dover Pubns
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Tom Tierney
Language: English
Street Date: December 5, 2005
TCIN: 13936253
UPC: 9780486444499
Item Number (DPCI): 248-78-8669

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.