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Van Housen's, Paper Favors and Accessories Specially Designed for Costuming and Decorating in a Pageant and Club work, Playlets, etc., A Trade Catalogue, No. 81. Van Housen.Chicago, IL.1920
 Van Housen's, Paper Favors and Accessories Specially Designed for Costuming and Decorating in a Pageant and Club work, Playlets, etc., A Trade Catalogue, No. 81. Van Housen.Chicago, IL.1920


 
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Product Code: 29001620

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A trade catalogue for the company call Van Housen, based in Chicago, which sold paper, mostly crepe paper, party favors, costumes and accessories. This items were intended for short time use, either as a Halloween costume, theater costume, or any sort costume parties such as Carnival Celebrations, Masquerade Dances or Football parades. While some of the items sold are complete costumes, such as the Chinaman, Merry-Go-Round Girl, King's Jester, and Spanish Girl, the majority are meant as accessories, such as hats, umbrellas, wants and wings. Several of the costume accessories sold are: minute man hat, farm straw hat, drum major hat, police office cap, puritan hat and collar, Chinese hat, Indian hat, Japan maid hat, and a bird hat. Each item is drawn in black and white, and featured on a model. For most of the culturally based costumes, such as Chinese or Indian hat, the model appears to have been drawn to represent that culture (or the stereotypical view of the culture), however the exception is the Japanese maid hat, which is clearly worn by a white woman. Other paper items sold are paper baskets, flowers, paper lanterns, paper decorations, and paper doilies. Additionally some of the items sold by Van Housen's were not made of paper such as small metal bells, noise makers, and waxed butterflies. The covers of the catalogue are in color and shows images of various costumed people at a party. On the back cover its states "Catalogue No. 81". 22 pgs. Pictorial wrappers. OCLC 0 (Dec. 2019).