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Souvenir Craze

  • Historic Rensselaer County 57 Second Street Troy, NY 12180 United States (map)

Souvenir Craze

From about 1890 to 1930, when people traveled, they were sure to come home with a souvenir of the trip, especially pictorial ones. They were often made of fine china, brass and silver.

Barbara Urban has amassed a large collection of Troy souvenirs from that era, many depicting historic sites and buildings in the city. Learn how new 19th century technology technology fueled the craze and how war killed it. Troy souvenirs ranged from sterling spoons to quirky fans and banks.

Come on Thursday, October 3, 2019, 6:30 pm, to learn about this phenomena. If you are lucky, you may win a door prize!


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Earlier Event: September 28
The Architecture of Travel.
Later Event: October 5
Troy's Public Markets