Dollhouse and Furniture Advertising: 1880's-1980's
Here is a wonderful resource for dollhouse collectors seeking to identify and date items in their collections. Shown in over 400 photographs are advertisements from catalogs, magazines, and trade journals picturing dollhouses, dollhouse furniture, and accessories. The ads provide a comprehensive pictorial history of mostly American dollhouses dating from the 1880s to the 1980s. Shown are products from many famous dollhouse companies, including N.D. Cassac, Arcadeac, Meccanoac, Lines Brothersac, Schoenhutac, Strombeckerac, Wisconsin Toyac, Rich Toysac, Keystoneac, Converseac, Tynietoyac, Renwalac, Marxac, Plascoac, Idealac, Playsteelac, Built-Riteac, Nancy Forbesac, Tootsietoyac, and many other well-known firms. Of special interest are ads from companies not recognized in previous dollhouse books, including Cranfordac, Elastic Tipac, Playroom Equipmentac, Toy Gro Educational Toysac, Playskool Instituteac, Vistaac, Melco Toysac, and many more. A special chapter illustrating magazine and newspaper plans for building dollhouses is included to help with the identification of handmade houses and furnishings. This unique book will help new and old collectors alike research their beloved dollhouses and dollhouse furniture.