Author Archives: Karen Knapstein

Karen Knapstein

About Karen Knapstein

Karen L. Knapstein is Print Editor for Antique Trader. A lifelong collector and student of antiques, she lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and daughter, Faye.

Yesterday's Bride

Yesterday’s Bride a celebration of marriage traditions

Anthony J. Cavo’s nostalgic book, “Yesterday’s Bride: Gowns, Weddings & Traditions 1850 to 1930,” is a wonderful compilation of charming historical wedding photos. Each photo is accompanied by analysis and discussion of the fashion of the period, historical facts putting the photos into historical context, and common (and sometimes uncommon) wedding traditions. It’s fascinating...

Antique Trader 2015 Article Index

Whether you remember reading an article in Antique Trader in 2015, but forget which issue, or you're looking for helpful details about a myriad of topics discussed in the pages of Antique Trader in 2015, the Article Index can help you track down the information you seek.

Mangle Boards of Northern Europe

Mangle boards epitomize artistic function

Although lavishly illustrated, "Mangle Boards of Northern Europe" is no vanity picture book; it is an authoritative composition of substance and significance created by combining the author’s own analysis and observations with previous mangle board research.