A World of Doll Houses Author:Flora Gill Jacobs Elaborate doll houses have been made for kings and queens and princes as well as for children, and magnificent specimens from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries may be seen in museums in England, Germany, and the Netherlands. Queen Anne gave a handsome one to a godchild nearly three hundred years ago which remains intact. — In the United St... more »ates, doll houses range from an Early American house in New York City, dated 1744, to charming nineteenth-century doll houses in museums throughout the country. One of the most delightful is a miniature Victorian mansion made for the children of President Hayes, which they played with in the White House.
This book describes them and many others in words and with many striking photographs. It also includes anecdotes- some humorous, some tragic- about doll houses that have been robbed, burned down, and even haunted!
Dolls of the past also were provided with shops, school-rooms, gardens, stables, and even with swimming pools.
Because the doll houses and their furniture as well as the shops, were such carefully made copies of their full-sized counterparts, they, and this book about them, are a pleasant and entertaining way to learn how people lived in various countries and times, and what their architecture, furniture, and customs were like.« less