Title [Trade Catalogue] A la Grande Maison. Spécialités pour Enfants. Été 1910. Exposition Universelle Paris 1900 Premier Grand Prix
Book Condition Fine
Publisher Paris La Grande Maison 1910
Seller ID 004927
Squarish 8vo. 17.5 by 15.5 cm. 24,  pp. Illustrations of fine tailored clothing for boys and girls back when sailor suits and more formal adult dress was lightly pared down for children. There are also knickers and riding habits. Most of the plates show idealized handsome, composed children, all exuding confidence, and the older ones very ready to assume positions of status and responsiblity in the adult realm. The outfits all have evocative names as well, such as the Maxime, the Roosewelt [sic], the Norfolk, the Chantilly, etc. Several plates are just of hats and shoes. With the color image of a boy hunter accompanying a pack of dogs, this is a most charming trade catalogue.