Monday, April 23, 2018

More From The Vintage Box - Vintage Photo Viewer Keychains


It's time to share more finds from the pretty vintage box.

In a previous post, I shared one of the photos I found inside this box. It was a photo of Theodore Reinacher, husband of my maternal great-aunt, Crecenciana Aurora Matus Villatoro.

Today I'm sharing three curious items I found inside the box.

Photo Viewer Keychains
Approximately 1-6/8 inch long


Have you ever seen these types of items before? I didn't know what they were. But after looking at them and doing some research online I found out they are vintage photo viewer keychains. How fun is that!? They are small and measure about 1-6/8 inch long and about one inch at the widest area.

While holding them up to the light, and looking through the small end of the viewer, I saw pictures of Crecenciana.

There is a different picture of Crecenciana inside each one of them. I will be sharing these photos in upcoming posts.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jana

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10 comments:

  1. Ooooh... I remember those! They had some at Expo '67 in Montreal.
    Blast from the past!

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    1. Wow! That's so cool! Thanks for stopping by Dianne!

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  2. My grandfather was the keeper of all trinkets and I remember him having these or at least something very similar. Fun stuff!

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    1. That's so fun Debi! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. YES! When I was in elementary school, we got those with our school picture in it. Just a few weeks ago, I was wondering whatever became of mine.

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    1. Wow! How cool is that?! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing that fun memory Wendy!

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  4. Well that must have been a surprise to look inside and find her! What a fun thing to discover. I've never heard of keychain viewers before.

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    1. It really was a wonderful surprise Michelle! I'm not sure I'd ever heard of these either.

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  5. I don't know if they still offer this but when I was a teenager at least one of the So. California amusement parks would take your photo and put them in these viewers (which included a keychain). I had one that eventually broke because I used it as a keychain :). So it's often used by places as a souvenir but it's interesting that she had what seems to be a photo take at home or thereabouts.

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    1. What a fun souvenir Gena! I agree that it's interesting that these vintage photo viewers appear to have photos taken at home or at least not at a tourist spot.

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