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Souvenir Maps and Plates

Pieces of Florida

April 22, 2011 - January 15, 2012

For more than a century, tourists have visited Florida and the Caribbean. Many returned home with a souvenir plate or pictorial map as a keepsake. Souvenir maps and plates often feature a picturesque scene or boast tiny whimsical drawings of people, animals and landmarks. Popular during the twentieth century, some have been highly collectible antiques, while others are simply fun kitsch – mementos of a vacation in the sun. Be prepared to be charmed.

This exhibition features a selection of maps and plates from the museum’s extensive collection – many on display for the first time.

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