Sunday, April 26, 2009

Helping America Cope

This guide was created to help families deal with the September 11th attack.

America At War

A sample of the numerous publications that were available after September 11th. Featuring tributes, pictures, and information about the fight against terrorism.

September 11 Milk Bottle

A tribute milk bottle was offered by the Hatchland Farm in memory of the victims of 9/11. A milk bottle is truly a American symbol, and makes this a tribute a great example of September 11th material culture.

George Bush Tribute Knife

Tribute knife featuring George W. Bush next to an American flag. This is a typical example of memorabilia object that resulted from 9/11.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Patriotic Towel

America the Beautiful towel. A simple object and example of American symbolism.

Friday, April 24, 2009

United We Stand #2 Pencils

This PaperMate #2 pencil has American boldy printed across the package. The package also mentions United Way Stand. Decorated with patriotic colors, this pencil is a clear example of the American symbolism that increased across all forms of matieral culture after 9/11. As I mentioned many, many times, this is another great example of a household object that reflects September 11th. These pencils reinforce my idea that no other event in American or world history had such a significant impact and influence on material culture (household to collectibles).

MLB: We Shall Not Forget

I was given this Major League Baseball t-shirt by a Baseball Hall of Fame employee.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Flag Raising Ornament

Here is an ornament version of the US Post Office's picture depicting firefighters raising a flag at Ground Zero.

Candlelight Card: Let Freedom Ring

This card was available shortly after 9/11, and offers a donation to the American Red Cross for every card sold. The flag is a candle holder for the small candles included.

Yankee Candle Car Jar

This Yankee Candle Car Jar features the American flag. It was available shortly after 9/11, and is related to the patriotic symbolism that was highly visible after the event.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Patriotic Spirit

Nothing says or shows patriotism better then a music playing flag button. One of my few examples (car flag post coming soon), there was a dramatic increase in patriotic goods after September 11th.

Selling 9/11

I obviously purchased this directly from an individual. I found it a little surprising that it was a commemorative September 11th pin. But, you pick what is going to sell, and 9/11 clearly was an economic force and spending motivator.