New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1937. Doris Ulmann. 1st edition. Cloth. 1st edition, 1937. Very Good. 8vo., 370 pp., with numerous black & while illustrations by Doris Ulmann. Bound in publishers blue cloth with titles in bright gilt on front cover and spine with white, illustrated dust jacket. Dust jacket has small tears at each corner and some minor overall wear and soiling. Very small previous owners signature on reverse of frontis, otherwise clean and unmarked. Dust jacket now protected in mylar sleeve. Very Good / Very Good -. Item #25841
This 1937 report has to do with people in the Appalachian Mountain region whose chief concern with handicrafts was the income they would bring, as they offered the only means by which to earn money. One purpose was to show how indispensable handicrafts were in the economy of countless families throughout the region; a second was to show the other rewards handicrafts brought to these same people, what they added to the social and recreational life for the communities in which they carried on, their educational and cultural significance, the esthetic enjoyment they fostered, their help in the field of therapeutics, and the sense of emotional security they gave. Containing fifty-eight illustrations form photographs taken for the work by Doris Ulmann. - Publisher.