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Vintage Fashion from the Mid-1920s: Vintage Women Adult Coloring Book #14

In America during the middle of the 1920s, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Clara Bow, Billie Dove and Marion Davies were just a few of the famous faces in the movie theaters.

The screen sirens wore gowns of satin and taffeta, jerseys, twills, flat and printed crepes. Some of the many popular styles included outfits with small boleros, flares, pleats, high necks, lace vests and bishop sleeves.

And the most-desired colors of the era? Periwinkle, Bristol scarlet, chartreuse green, amber tan, plum blue, blue lavender, Lanvin green, palmetto, wildrose, black and navy.

Between these covers, you will find 49 coloring pages with more than 70 different examples of outfits popular during the mid-twenties. You will see that the stereotypical “flapper style” commonly portrayed in movies and on TV was just one of many looks in vogue during the middle of the twenties.

“The silhouette is veering back toward the straight contour,” wrote a style columnist in early 1926. Further notes on the fashion of the era noted: “Clever pleats and tucks are being employed in such a manner as to retrain a graceful freedom of movement, and yet not interfere with the slim slenderness of the straight line. Youthful two-piece models tie at the waist with huge, floating bows. Sleeves are usually long. Trimmings continue to be very magnificent.”

And now that you have the background on these outfits from the middle part of the Roaring Twenties, it’s time to give them the color and the verve they have been missing for the better part of a century.

Note: This is not a typical coloring book! It features authentic vintage fashion images from decades ago. See this page for a preview of everything that’s inside this book.

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Vintage Shoes: Fashionable Women’s Footwear from the 20th Century

Follow along with the footwear fashions of the 20th century! On the pages inside, you’ll see how the most popular women’s shoes transformed from being simply utilitarian into truly stylish statements.

We have compiled a fabulous collection of some of the gorgeous boots, booties, heels, pumps, sandals, wedges and loafers that have adorned women’s feet over the course of seven decades.

The drawings are arranged by year, first moving from prim high boots to bootie-type heels during the first half of the twentieth century. Then you will see how sleek, pointy-toed stiletto heels became all the rage in the fifties, before eventually giving way to styles like the wide loafers, platform shoes and Bohemian sandals that were so popular in the sixties and seventies.

Each of the images on the 48 pages inside was chosen from thousands of fashion illustrations — the simple, the ornate, and the many looks in between — published between 1907 and 1976. Some drawings are more basic, while others revisit fanciful ad displays of fashion footwear. They’re all printed on just one side of the paper, while page numbering and other image information appears on the reverse, ensuring the coloring side is distraction-free and suitable for framing.

Now, put your best foot forward and color this set of 150 different vintage and retro shoes in your very own style!

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Vintage Women Coloring Book #7: Fashion Layouts from the Early 1920s

Vintage Women Coloring Book #7: Fashion Layouts from the Early 1920s

This is not a typical coloring book! It features authentic vintage images that were drawn nearly a century ago.

The early 1920s was a time of flappers and freedom, ragtime and jazz, The Great Gatsby and the silver screen, along with stars like Mary Pickford and Norma Talmadge.

“Flappers” were all about confidence, bucking tradition, and forging new paths. Naturally, the styles of the early '20s demonstrated how young women were rebelling against corsets and petticoats, instead adopting simpler, sassier clothes with straight lines that were flirty and emphasized the much-desired slender frames.

Between these covers, you will find 43 coloring pages with more than 180 different examples of outfits popular during the twenties — dresses, suits, coats — and including hats, parasols, shawls and other on-trend attire. All are from newspaper fashion features, which showed the newest styles drawn into a trendy layout or location.

As you will see, the stereotypical “flapper style” seen in modern media really represents just a fragment of what was considered to be in vogue at the time. While the silhouettes were usually sleek, the fabrics, ornamentation and accessories often made up for such simplicity.

And now it's time to give these outfits from the Roaring Twenties the color and the verve they have been missing for the better part of a century!

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Antique Gemstone Rings from the 1920s, 1930s & 1940s: Adult coloring book

Gemstone rings have a long, rich history as fashion statements and symbols of relationships — as well as a way to show status and wealth.

Inside, you will see a collection of stylish rings for women that were popular during the first half of the twentieth century — jewelry that was equally at home gracing the hand of a Hollywood actress, a newly-engaged woman, a well-to-do matron, or a girl celebrating an important birthday.

The creative metalwork could be lacy, delicately-carved and intricately engraved — featuring piercings, filigree and milgrain details around stones mounted on basket, trellis or bezel settings. Sometimes two different color metals were used, along with a variety of brilliant gemstones. Some of the most popular jewel choices included diamond, emerald, amethyst, ruby, sapphire, topaz, aquamarine, citrine and garnet.

In 1926, the Decatur (Illinois) Herald noted, “The most interesting change of recent years in the jewelry business has been the change in wedding rings and diamond mountings. Diamond mountings have changed from the yellow Tiffany style to the white gold 18 karat Belais or platinum with a basket setting.”

They noted that traditional bridal sets also were modernized. “Wedding rings have changed from the wide heavy band ring in yellow gold to the narrow-band engraved ring in white and green gold [a gold/silver mix] and platinum.”

Between the covers of this book, you will find 47 pages of dinner rings, cocktail rings, wedding sets and other kinds of beautiful jewelry for the hands from the three decades between 1919 and 1949. They’re sorted by date, and each one is printed on just one side of the paper, while page numbering and other image information appears on the reverse, ensuring the coloring side is distraction-free and suitable for framing. (There are also two pages for you to test your pens or pencils.)

Now you can customize these beautiful souvenirs of the past with your very own palette of rich reds, cool blues and warm yellows — and every shade in between.

Note: This is not a typical coloring book! It features authentic vintage jewelry images from decades ago. See this page for a preview of everything that’s inside this book.

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Classic Cars Adult Coloring Book #2: Vintage Automobiles (1920-1929)

The early automobile age was an exciting time for America, and the classic cars built during those years were technological marvels both practical and popular.

Sales of cars positively boomed in the 1920s. A newspaper story published in July 1922 said that more than a million motor vehicles had been sold during the first half of that year, and things were only going to get better. “In the second week of June, two of the largest companies — Ford and Buick — shattered all records for a single day’s production,” wrote a correspondent for The St Louis Star and Times. By early 1927, experts were estimating that the United States would produce at least five million cars and trucks both that year and the next.

On the pages within, we have dozens of classic car brands dating back to the Twenties, including Chandler, Oakland, Pontiac, Chrysler, Nash, Essex, Ajax, Hupmobile, Franklin, Dodge, Overland, Buick, Gardner, Graham Paige, Elcar and Ford. (Note that these images are not modern interpretations of these cars, but authentic illustrations drawn about a century ago to advertise the automobiles or to go with newspaper stories.)

The drawings are arranged by year, and each of the images on the pages inside was chosen from thousands of illustrations published between 1920 and 1929. They’re all printed on just one side of the paper, while page numbering and other image information appears on the reverse, ensuring the coloring side is distraction-free and even suitable for framing.

Hope you enjoy the ride!

Note: This is not a typical coloring book! It features authentic vintage images that were drawn nearly a century ago.

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