Tag Archives: souvenirs

Great Collections: August 2018

Great Collections: August 2018

Baskets in Miniature: An Interview with Collector Jan Duggan Although Native American tribes throughout North America were hand-crafters of baskets for a variety of utilitarian purposes, it is the Akimel O’odham River People (Pima) of southern and central Arizona that are known for their superior basket weaving techniques. In the late 19th century, basket weaving […]

Fred Harvey Collectibles Evoke Nostalgia for a Bygone Age of American Tourism

Fred Harvey Collectibles Evoke Nostalgia for a Bygone Age of American Tourism

By Paula A. Baxter Travel hospitality and tourist souvenirs were the watchword of the Fred Harvey Company, and this Midwestern business company helped promote the allure of leisure touring at the time when the great railroads were opening the West to those who wanted to visit. Fred Harvey (1835-1901) was British-born and sought entrepreneurial success […]

Southwestern Indian Rings: Souvenirs and Art

One of the many Southwestern Indian rings from Baxter's collection

Southwestern Indian Rings: Souvenirs and Art – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles, July 2012 By Paula A. Baxter When I decided to write about Southwestern Indian rings, mainly Navajo and Pueblo, I was motivated by a key conversation I’d had when I first started collecting. I developed my passion for American Indian jewelry during […]