A World of Doll Houses Author:Flora Gill Jacobs Elaborate doll housed have been made for kings and queens and princes as well as for children, and magnificent specimens from the 17th and 18th centuries may be seen in in Museums in England, Germany, and the Netherlands. Queen Anne gave a handsome one to a godchild nearly 300 years ago which remains intact. — In the United States, doll houses ra... more »nge from an Early American house in NYC, dated 1744 to charming 19th century doll houses in museums throughout the country. One of the most delightful is a minature 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!« less