Electra to the Rescue: Saving a Steamship & the Story of Shelburne Museum

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235 x 205 mm. 48pp Illustrated.... [In stock in Australia, for immediate delivery]

Electra to the Rescue brings young readers the captivating story of Electra Havemeyer Webb and her adventures in 'America's attic'. Illustrated throughout with archival images and full-colour photographs of items from the Shelburne collection, the book is a splendid introduction not only to a dynamic, unconventional woman but also to the rich, colourful world of Americana - the 'visual vernacular' of a nation's people.

Electra's enthusiasm was in many ways childlike, and she collected things that fire the imagination of children: rag dolls, cast-iron banks, embroidery samplers, miniature circuses - even a working paddle-wheeler. Here is a book that perfectly embodies Electra's lifelong mission: to teach, in a unique and fun way, the American tradition of craftsmanship and the often sublime beauty of simple, everyday objects.
^ Children's Non-Fiction ^

(9781567923087)

SKU 9781567923087
Barcode # 9781567923087
Artist / Author Valerie BIEBUYCK

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