As souvenirs become a recognized source for interpreting and appreciating the artistry of the past, this authoritative guide to one of Florida's least-known industries opens a new chapter in the study of the state's history and culture. More than 500 color illustrations in this lavish book showcase an incredible array of travel treasures purchased by Florida's first tourists during the years 1890-1930, the golden age of Florida tourism, when souvenirs were works of art.
Historically Florida, Florida's History Shops are operated by Friends of the Museums of Florida History, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation described under
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, providing financial support for the Museum of Florida History and its historic sites and other special programs of
the Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Department of State.