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This is not only a section on antique and vintage gift giving ideas but also a chronological history of what children would have worn, accessorized with and played with through the ages from 1840 - 1940 in pictorial review ~ enjoy!

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Dressing The Child

A mother of the late 1840s might have dressed her baby in a long cotton calico dress all hand stitched with drawstring waist and wide neckline. Both boy or girl would have worn a dress such as this.

How sweet a child of 1870s would have looked in this blue printed voile for summertime wear. It is all hand stitched with gathered bodice and full skirt.

A magnificent maroon silk taffeta dress of the 1880s would certainly have been charming for any young child to wear.

his dress is enhanced with ribbon rosette, feather stitching and lace.

A postscript to these adorable children's clothes would be the accessories a child would have also worn, illustrated below.

A pair of 1880s cotton stripe stockings, part of the stocking in brown and the other part in maroon.

Simply a delightful child's parasol to stroll along the boardwalk on a summer day. This little gem dates from the 1890s with a printed seashore motif on a blue cotton.

A young miss of the Edwardian era would have looked quite lovely in this beautiful ivory plush velvet brimmed hat.

What child doesn't like a costume party especially dressed as a tin soldier. This 1900s little costume consist of the pants, vest & jacket. And still with its original box.

Mother's treasured bunny would look very sweet dressed in these rompers from the 1930s.

Hand sewn of muslin and accented with embroidery work.

The War years sparked patriotic fashion... and mothers dressed their little boys in sailor suits.

This little outfit is of cotton with the pants buttoning to the shirt.

The child at play

A chronological history of what children would have played with through

The ages from 1850 - 1950 in pictorial review.

Jingling of bells and blowing of the whistle would certainly get a baby's attention with this twisted wire baby rattle.

Attached bells to wiggle and whistle in the wood handle. Dates mid to later 19thC.

M & S Superior Paper Mache doll from the 1870-1880's.

Sausage type curls with original body and underclothes.

Her wrapper style dress in double pink calico is not original to her but is quite nice.

Miss Rice Cakes says it all!

A great advertising printed cloth doll from the early 1900's. This girl is quite a large size measuring 25" tall.

A child's tin lithograph play dishes dating from the 1920's.

Mary Had A Little Lamb decorates this sweet set consisting of two cups, saucers and tray.

A child would love to roll this ball across the floor.

Made of oilcloth with printed animals on each panel.

Dates from the 1920s - 1930s.

A colorful spinning top would be sure to find many a playmate taking turns playing with this toy.

The subject matter on this one is animals.

Tops of this sort were typical with many different subject matters.

Dates from the 1940s - early 1950s.

Holiday Joys for Girls and Boys
A child from the early 1915-1920's might have decorated this table top feather tree with its painted round red base with small glass ornaments.
A wonderful array of Easter bunny candy containers. Some marked Germany and others unmarked.

What child wouldn't be thrilled to find one of these in their Easter basket.

The collection dates from the early 1900s - 1950.

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