Trash Case

Souvenirs are subjective in nature. The very qualities that are often wanted in a souvenir, especially travel souvenirs—small, not too fragile, decorative and inexpensive—are the same qualities that souvenirs are also criticized for being—small, cheap, gaudy.

Why are Souvenirs at times seen as trash? Using examples from the City of Edmonton Heritage Collection, let’s explore souvenirs as trash.

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