Category: souvenirs

How Linen Postcards Transformed the Depression Era Into a Hyperreal Dreamland

Photographs from the Los Angeles Alligator Farm amusement park, circa 1910s – 1920s.

(Images via the Los Angeles Public Library)

Souvenir carnival-glass plate in fish scales & beads pattern, made by Dugan, circa early 20th century.

Skull-shaped ceramic match holders & strikers, made in Japan, circa early 20th century.

Velvet Underdogs: In Praise of the Paintings the Art World Loves to Hate

Vintage Souvenir Snowdomes

Comic souvenirs from California recalling the Pearl Harbor bombing, circa 1940s.

Flamingo figurines, circa 1960s.