Pennant, "Great Smoky Mts. National Park," 1940-1965

Summary

Tourists purchase simple, inexpensive souvenirs as proof of their travels. These mementos transport vacationers back to the places they visited and things they did. In the mid-20th century felt pennants were trendy. Pennants from national parks usually depict iconic scenic features found in the park. Several popular tourist stops in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park appear on this pennant.

Tourists purchase simple, inexpensive souvenirs as proof of their travels. These mementos transport vacationers back to the places they visited and things they did. In the mid-20th century felt pennants were trendy. Pennants from national parks usually depict iconic scenic features found in the park. Several popular tourist stops in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park appear on this pennant.

Artifact

Pennant

Date Made

1940-1965

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2014.4.63

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of John Margolies.

Material

Felt (Textile)

Color

Green
Red
White (Color)
Yellow
Pink (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 11.25 in

Width: 29.25 in

Length: 0.063 in

Inscriptions

On front: GREAT/ SMOKY MTS./ NATIONAL PARK Inside each letter: THE LOWER TUNNEL/ CHEROKEE BRAVES/ SOCO FALLS/ THE LOOP/ OBSERVATION TOWER/ NEWFOUND GAP/ THE CHIMNEY TOPS/ CABIN

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