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St. Patrick's Day & Irish collectibles : an illustrated history

Author: John Wesley Thomas; Sandra Lynn Thomas
Publisher: Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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March 17th is known around the world as a day for people to wear green, drink green beer, and be just plain old jolly. But have you ever stopped to wonder why we do this and why on that particular day? Well, wonder no more! Accompanied by 900 images, a fun and informative text and detailed captions provide you with an illustrated history of the Irish, St. Patrick, and the celebration of St. Patrick's Day, as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Named Person: Patrick, Saint
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Wesley Thomas; Sandra Lynn Thomas
ISBN: 9780764340819 0764340816
OCLC Number: 768166850
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Irish history and Christianity (The beginning ; Early Christianity in the Pretanic Islands (British Isles) ; Saint Patrick: the man & the myth ; The celebration of St. Patrick's Day ; Tradition Irish and St. Patrick's Day symbols) --
Irish and St. Patrick's Day collectibles (Whiskey & beer containers ; The St. Patrick's Day feast ; Irish-themed decorations ; Dolls and toys ; Irish-American music and dance ; Paper decorations ; Ephemera).
Other Titles: St. Patrick's Day and Irish collectibles
Responsibility: John Wesley Thomas & Sandra Lynn Thomas.

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March 17th is known around the world as a day for people to wear green, drink green beer, and be just plain old jolly. But have you ever stopped to wonder why we do this and why on that particular day? Well, wonder no more! Accompanied by 900 images, a fun and informative text and detailed captions provide you with an illustrated history of the Irish, St. Patrick, and the celebration of St. Patrick's Day, as well as the wonderful collector items the culture has produced. From whimsical ceramics to vintage postcards and magazine covers, a wide range of memorabilia will have you wishing it was March 17th everyday so you could bring out all your greenery. Combining the authors' love of history and collecting, this book is perfect for historians, history buffs, collectors, and anyone who loves the Irish.--Cover.

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