Midcentury Christmas Stocking Stuffer Edition

Sarah Archer
Book cover for Midcentury Christmas Stocking Stuffer Edition by Sarah Archer
A celebration of (vintage) Christmas past

Midcentury America was a wonderland of department stores, suburban cul-de-sacs, and Tupperware parties. At Christmastime, postwar America’s dreams and desires were on full display, from shopping mall Santas to shiny aluminum Christmas trees, from the Grinch to Charlie Brown’s beloved spindly Christmas tree.

With more than 100 colorful illustrations and iconic designs, Sarah Archer celebrates the turning point of Christmas in America, when new technologies and unprecedented prosperity made anything seem possible. Midcentury Christmas is sure to be on everyone’s wish lists.

November 2018
6 x 5 | 192pp | Hardcover |
More than 100 color photographs and illustrations
$15.95 (US)
$21.95 (CA)
About the Author
Sarah Archer is a writer and curator who specializes in design and material culture. A frequent contributor to Slate, The Huffington Post, The New Yorker online, and The Washington Post, she also curates exhibitions and teaches curatorial studies and design history in Philadelphia.