Good Fairy Thrift. In Three Scenes.
This curious woman-authored play does not appear within OCLC, but we do find it discussed and/or cited within Tucker’s The Decline of Thrift in America: Our Cultural Shift from Saving to Spending (1991) and Garon’s Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves (2012). The former describes the play as one of numerous school programs at the time encouraging and pressuring students to save money, especially during the first World War. In this play “the wicked witch Wastefulness ruined American home and country until the good fairy Thrift appeared to save the land.” (Tucker)
Description: Good Fairy Thrift. In Three Scenes.
[Swarthmore, Pennsylvania: The Chautauq[u]a Association of Pennsylvania, 1917. Pictorial wraps. 16pp. Final leaf with short closed edge-tear; general creases and signs of handling; good.