Friday, May 30, 2008

Souvenir Friday- Pillow Cases

Back in the 1950s, fancy pillow cases were all the rage. Many were sent home by service men and women from their basic training camps, ships, military bases and even from overseas. Other tourist locations would sell the pillow cases adorned with graphics and sometimes poems about mom, dad, sister or brother alongside pennants and other souvenirs. Here are two pillow cases from Disneyland, one featuring early artwork for Tomorrowland and the other for Frontierland. I have seen others for the other lands (and am looking to add them to my collection as well.) The pillow cases would then be slipped over pillows and displayed upon the sofa in the living room (the room used only when guests would come over.)

4 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

These are great, I love the early-style graphics. And that pink color that seemed to be used on a lot of souvenirs! Maybe kids displayed these on their beds too?

outsidetheberm said...

It always seemed like eccentric Aunt Elsie was the one collecting these gaudy things! Niagara Falls, Pike's Peak, Gardens of the Gods...

Why didn't she make more trips to Disneyland?

Great items!

Mike said...

Thanks for sharing! Got any photographs or paraphrenalia from the 1980s--especially relating to Adventureland?! I enjoy your site. Where do you get your photos? They are awesome.

Keep posting!

Mike Kelly

george said...

I want a Tomorrowland Pillow case :D