Girl Scout Collectors' Guide

Author: Mary Degenhardt

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 0896725464

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 622

View: 556

In more than nine decades of Girl Scouting, a vast popular and material culture has given rise to a wealth of Girl Scout history collections. More than an identification guide to uniforms, insignia, and other Girl Scout objects, this work also documents when changes occurred and why new items were introduced. Placing these objects in context, this essential guide provides a discerning look at the history and development of the Girl Scout Movement in the United States. Scholars and aficionados of Girl Scout history, costume history, women's studies, popular culture, and dress will welcome this indispensable and definitive resource. This new, expanded edition, with hundreds of illustrations, photographs, and tables, is indisputably the go-to source for information on all Girl Scout uniforms, insignia, awards, and handbooks, as well as dolls, postcards, posters, calendars, and more--from the founding of the Girl Scouts in 1912 through the present day. "An invaluable resource to Girl Scout councils managing a history collection. And, beyond that . . . an informative and intriguing glimpse . . . into the evolution of a Movement that . . . today is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls." --Cynthia B. Thompson, chair, National Board of Directors, and Kathy Cloninger, national chief executive officer, GSUSA "An indispensable reference for collectors; a fascinating resource for anyone interested in Girl Scouting, this comprehensive guide to Girl Scout memorabilia is firmly grounded in the history of the Girl Scouts of the United States. Mary Degenhardt and Judith Kirsch show us what Girl Scouts wore and read, and explain how changes in uniforms, insignia, and publications reflect the evolution of Girl Scout programs and the expansion of opportunities for American girls. Reading this book is like walking through a fine museum where material culture brings the past to life." --Anastatia Sims, author of Negotiating Boundaries of Southern Womanhood
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

Author: Andrew Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199734962

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2556

View: 871

Home cooks and gourmets, chefs and restaurateurs, epicures, and simple food lovers of all stripes will delight in this smorgasbord of the history and culture of food and drink. Professor of Culinary History Andrew Smith and nearly 200 authors bring together in 770 entries the scholarship on wide-ranging topics from airline and funeral food to fad diets and fast food; drinks like lemonade, Kool-Aid, and Tang; foodstuffs like Jell-O, Twinkies, and Spam; and Dagwood, hoagie, and Sloppy Joe sandwiches.
The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink

Author: Andrew F. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199885763

Category: Cooking

Page: 736

View: 200

Offering a panoramic view of the history and culture of food and drink in America with fascinating entries on everything from the smell of asparagus to the history of White Castle, and the origin of Bloody Marys to jambalaya, the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink provides a concise, authoritative, and exuberant look at this modern American obsession. Ideal for the food scholar and food enthusiast alike, it is equally appetizing for anyone fascinated by Americana, capturing our culture and history through what we love most--food! Building on the highly praised and deliciously browseable two-volume compendium the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, this new work serves up everything you could ever want to know about American consumables and their impact on popular culture and the culinary world. Within its pages for example, we learn that Lifesavers candy owes its success to the canny marketing idea of placing the original flavor, mint, next to cash registers at bars. Patrons who bought them to mask the smell of alcohol on their breath before heading home soon found they were just as tasty sober and the company began producing other flavors. Edited by Andrew Smith, a writer and lecturer on culinary history, the Companion serves up more than just trivia however, including hundreds of entries on fast food, celebrity chefs, fish, sandwiches, regional and ethnic cuisine, food science, and historical food traditions. It also dispels a few commonly held myths. Veganism, isn't simply the practice of a few "hippies," but is in fact wide-spread among elite athletic circles. Many of the top competitors in the Ironman and Ultramarathon events go even further, avoiding all animal products by following a strictly vegan diet. Anyone hungering to know what our nation has been cooking and eating for the last three centuries should own the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink.
A Creative-Freelance Job/ Making Money-Self-Employment Guide

Author: Tony Kelbrat

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781387475179

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 5839

View: 837

Can you pursue what you love to do naturally and earn a living from it in a tough world based on money where you’re constantly being pushed to be a functional worker doing a mundane job? I’m not talking about being an artist, an actor, a model or professional athlete. These are pipe dreams for almost everybody and they’re frivolous too. These entertainment fields don’t add value to the economy or to people’s real lives. Paintings, somebody doing a cute dance in a music video or people chasing a ball around add nothing to the practical needs of life like food, clothing, energy, transportation, etc. I’m talking about doing something useful that can be fun and interesting for you and earn you a living. This book is about earning and making money for self-starters, misfits, creative people, adventurers and travelers who either: don’t know what to do to earn a living don’t want to sell their souls for an artificial job in the system do not have the personality to work a regular job do not want to be around other people want to work anywhere in the world want adventure, novelty and new experiences There are two main ways for a free spirit to earn money: do my own thing as in self-employment work an interesting job The 68 volumes are as follows: Volume 1. A Get a Job Guide Volume 2. Some Career and College Ideas Volume 3. A Freelance-Remote Job Guide Volume 4. A Remote Job Guide Volume 5. Companies with Remote Jobs Volume 6. Fun Jobs in Cool Places 1 Volume 7. Fun Jobs in Cool Places 2 Volume 8. A Canada-United States Summer Job Guide Volume 9. Teach English as a Second Language Worldwide Volume 10. A Canada Youth Job-Business Guide Volume 11. A Bohemian-Odd Job-Biz Guide 1 Volume 12. A Bohemian-Odd Job-Biz Guide 2 Volume 13. A Bohemian-Odd Job-Biz Guide 3 Volume 14. A Bohemian-Odd Job-Biz Guide 4 Volume 15. A Bohemian-Odd Job-Biz Guide 5 Volume 16. A Bohemian-Odd Job-Biz Guide 6 Volume 17. A List of Industries at Industry Classification Guides Volume 18. A Death Industry Job Guide Volume 19. Be a Medical Subject, Sell Sperm and Eggs, Be a Baby Surrogate Volume 20. A Gun-Hunting Info-Job Guide Volume 21. A Casino-Gaming Job Guide Volume 22. A Home Party Sales Guide Volume 23. An Amusement Park and Zoo Fun-Job Guide Volume 24. A List of Occupations Volume 25. A Temporary-Moonlighting Job Guide Volume 26. A Parttime Job Guide Volume 27. A Young Person Business-Job Guide 1 Volume 28. A Young Person Business-Job Guide 2 Volume 29. A Young Adult ...
Official Guide to Flea Market Prices

Author: Harry Rinker

Publisher: House of Collectibles

ISBN: 0609807722

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 516

View: 205

Provides information on identifying, finding, and evaluating flea markets and their offerings, listing current prices for thousands of collectibles, including pottery, toys, books, glassware, buttons, posters, and memoribilia.
The Collector's Guide to eBay

Author: Greg Holden

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0072257660

Category: Computers

Page: 438

View: 289

Thrive in the collectibles market on eBay--as a buyer and a seller. This essential guide explains how to find rare items and reap huge profits. You’ll learn to establish yourself on eBay as a prominent collector in your field, assess the value of your collection, open an eBay store, and strategically bid on items to win auctions. Collectibles remains eBay’s strongest category with millions of active collectors trading every day--so get in the game and turn your collection into a money-making enterprise.
Scouting Dolls Through the Years

Author: Sydney Ann Sutton


ISBN: 1574323334

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 173

View: 421

The Girl Scouts organization, formed in 1915, is a steadily growing army of girls and young women who incorporate patriotism, outdoor activities, and community service into their lives. Scouting collectibles of all kinds, many of which are dolls, circulate the country. Scouting Dolls Through the Years. has instant appeal for Girl Scouts who have a doll collecting badge in sight. A history of the organization begins the book, then the dolls are showcased through the eras. Beginning the journey in the 1920s, the reader will take a look at scouting dolls of each decade, from the 1940s and 1950s, the most prolific era, making transitions and changes in the 1960s and 1970s, and finally reaching the 1990s and into the new century. Prices, variations, and accessories are showcased in more than 400 color photographs of Girl Scout dolls as well as Camp Fire Girls, Brownies, and Blue Birds. Homemade and commercially-made costumes, figurines, paper dolls, pins, stuffed animals, and other miscellaneous items are included as well. The book is completely indexed and has a detailed bibliography. Patsy Moyer is no newcomer to the doll world. Her previous publications include our #1 bestselling doll series, Doll Values, now in its 7th edition, as well as a six-volume series, Modern Collectible Dolls. 2003 values.
Collecting With Kids

Author: Pamela Y. Wiggins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440247507

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

View: 547

A family treasure hunt! Curiosity, imagination and the longing for adventure drive all children. After all, the promise of a good treasure hunt captivates. Collecting With Kids, a breezy, fun and informative how-to guide, is perfect for parents, grandparents, educators or anyone longing to share with children the world of discovery found in collecting. Filled with tales and advice from leading professionals in the field, Collecting With Kids is the perfect place to start a lifelong adventure.