Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Why we keep what we keep
Maybe that's why I love collecting foreign invoices. I totally understand why someone would keep these! The invoices that I've chosen for the photo are some of my favorites, mainly because of their images, but I'm also very interested in US brands overseas.
I also like devising stories to go with these now-forgotten souvenirs. Were these trips for business, or pleasure? Did these people go alone, with a tour, with their spouse or their kids? Why did these particular places appeal to the trip-goers? If it was recreational, did they plan these trips because of ancestry, or because they got a good deal? Maybe the just enjoyed that particular ethnic food type, and wanted to learn more about that country. Sometimes it's more fun when these questions aren't answered, except by me.
If this type of collection appeals to you, you can still get them for a song at various online shops. I think the whole collection I've shown cost me less than four bucks.