Souvenir pillow

This souvenir pillow from the small town of Cabri, Saskatchewan reads “Souvenir of Saskatchewan, Canada, 50 Years of Progress 1905-1955.” The 50 years commemorate Saskatchewan's designation as a province independent of the Northwest Territories. As the growing middle class pursued travel in the late 19th century, souvenir pillows became popular trip mementos.

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What is the most memorable souvenir you own?

responded: Sep 21, 2011

Posted by Antonella

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My most memorable souvenir is a paper shopping bag I got from a purchase I made at the perfumery, Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, in Florence. It is the longest existing perfumery in Italy (officially founded in 1612) and is a famous tourist destination for it high quality products which, to a large extent, are made with the same ingredients and methods as they did centuries ago. It is also famous for it’s most popular historical customer, Caterina de’ Medici, the Queen of France in the 1500’s. As avid admirer for all things Italian and historical, I loved this trip. Walking throughout the grandiose perfumery, I remember feeling as lovely and privileged as the graceful customers of its past may once have. Each moment I look at this bag it takes me back to the memory of my visit in that historical and wonderfully scented place. A moment that will forever be remembered as my trip though “History’s Perfumery”.

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