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In 1928, an American person compiled a scrapbook of newspaper clippings related to different kinds of party games. At that time, several prominent writers published weekly columns on appropriate kinds of party themes and especially party activities for all kinds of parties. Examples include New Year's Day parties; Easter parties; Lincoln's Birthday parties; Thanksgiving get-togethers; Valentine's Day parties and many, many more. The colums include suggestions for decorations and themed serving ideas, but the largest part of these articles is devoted to game play. Party games range from the ridiculous to the bizarre, but most call for homemade props and simple accessories. At least one of the columnists featured here, Nettie Rand Miller, wrote for the publication "Woman's Home Companion," a popular magazine of that era. Undoubtedly the compiler of this scrapbook, even in the year just prior to the onset of the Great Depression, planned never to be at a loss planning a really entertaining party.

  • Material: scrapbook | clipping
  • Origin: USA
  • Object ID: 112.6037
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