Sunday, June 21, 2015

Vacationer's Souvenir Handkerchiefs

Handkerchief Designer Tammis Keefe created souvenir handkerchiefs for cities and tourist stops across America. Collecting handkerchiefs and other souvenirs from places one visited was a craze in the mid-twentieth century. These types of handkerchiefs are easily found.
John Wanamaker Department Store, Philadelphia by Tammis Keefe
Independence Hall, Philadelphia by Tammis Keefe
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia by Tammis Keefe
New York City Bronx Zoo by Tammis Keefe
Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI by Tammis Keefe
Greenfield Village, Dearborn MI by Tammis Keefe
Chicago, by Tammis Keefe
Williamsburg by Emily Whaley
Wilmington, Delaware by Tammis Keefe
The Great Lakes
With the automobile people began to travel across the United States on vacation.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike, rayon
New York City, 1930s?
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, silk
And with the airplane and jet liner vacationers could travel across continents.
Bern, Swizterland

Souvenir handkerchiefs were pretty, and useful, reminders of one's visit. Plus, they took up very little room in one's luggage!
New Zealand
The Taj Mahal, India
Bath, England Museum of Costume
The British Isles
Spanish bullfighter
Russian silk handkerchiefs circa 2000
Where will you travel this summer?

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