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World's Fair
by E.L. Doctorow


This novel tells the story of Edgar Altshuler, a 9-year-old boy from the Bronx, and his adventures at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. On his first visit to the fair, Edgar is enthralled by industry's vision of the futuresafe, secure and prosperous cities, speedy and cheap transportation and modern invention to make life easier. On his second visit, he sees that the exhibits are constructed of gypsum whose paint is peeling and that the displays are really toys.
                                   
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by Charles Eastlake

Primary authority on what was proper, beautiful, efficient in all aspects of mid-19th-century interior design. Originally published in 1868. Over 100 illustrations.
 
Furniture Treasury
by Wallace Nutting

Wallace Nutting tells you where and what to collect, analyzes the special problems of the small collector, and lists twenty-one precautions for the beginner.
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Encyclopedia of
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by Robert W. Swedberg

With more than 700 photos coupled with current values, this encyclopedia contains timeless information that helps both the beginning and advanced clock collector. Showcasing decades of research by clock experts, it features information on classic clocks, shelf clocks, novelty clocks, wall clocks and grandfather clocks from more than 15 companies.
 

American Boxed Games and Their Makers
by Bruce Whitehill

An interesting history of board game makers that offers profiles and prices games manufactured from 1822-1992, and gives histories of hundreds of manufacturers, including, Milton Bradley, Selchow & Righter, and Parker Brothers.

Railroadiana: The Official Price Guide For the Year 2000 and Beyond
by Bill Knous

A comprehensive price and identification guide to railroadiana. For generations, railroads were America?s premier form of transportation. They left behind a tremendous volume of memorabilia that found its way into the marketplace. The book contains thousands of listings in over 30 categories, including railroad china and glassware, silver, lanterns, ephemera, and advertising.

Art Nouveau—The World's Greatest Art
by Camilla de la Bédoyère


This book offers an overview of the Art Nouveau style in a compact, commercial approach with the breadth and clarity of larger books, covering art which both creates the foundation of modern culture and modern art itself.

 

World's Fair
by E.L. Doctorow

This novel tells the story of Edgar Altshuler, a 9-year-old boy from the Bronx, and his adventures at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. On his first visit to the fair, Edgar is enthralled by industry's vision of the futuresafe, secure and prosperous cities, speedy and cheap transportation and modern invention to make life easier. On his second visit, he sees that the exhibits are constructed of gypsum whose paint is peeling and that the displays are really toys.

 

 

 

 

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