Sunday, September 21, 2014

Natural Geologic Monuments and Mountains Souvenir Replicas

Tourist destinations are not always man-made architectural edifices. They can be natural stone features, which become monuments unto themselves. Islands, volcanoes, caves, caverns, waterfalls, mountains and entire mountain ranges can also attract visitors. Naturally, tourists want souvenirs to remember their visit. Born are what I call ‘Geological Souvenirs.’  These are miniature replicas of the monuments of nature. Rock formations that look like heads or bridges. The replicas of waterfalls or famous mountains are sometimes made of natural material, but can also be reproduced in metal.  
The Rock of Gibraltar, the most famous rock in the world, owned by England on the southwestern tip of Spain. The vintage Prudential Insurance coin bank. The miniature Rock is made of metal with a bronze finish.

Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar Saving coin bank by Banthrico

 Berthoud Pass in Colorado salt & pepper shakers
Twin Domes formation in Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico Coin Bank & Old Man in the Mountain souvenir 

 Koenig Otto Hoehle Cave metal souvenir replica

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns set of S&P shakers

Devil’s Chair Interstate State Park in Minnesota souvenir & Rock-of-ages in Carlesbad

Devil’s Tower – two versions of the National Monument in Wyoming

Devil’s Tower set of ceramic salt and pepper shakers 

 Garden of the Gods in Pikes Peak, Colorado metal souvenir replica

INUKSHUK or stone landmark are found in Alaska and Greenland

Isle of Helgoland, located off the German coastline – replica of entire island made of metal. Top of souvenir shows all the houses,  roads and cliffs of the Island. Measures 4.5 x 2.5 x 2 inches.

Long Anna rock on the Isle of Helgoland. Copper colored metal souvenir measures  4.5 x 2.5 x 2 inches.

Hawaii volcano ashtray made of lava

 Inyo mono National Bank mountain souvenir metal Banthrico bank

Matterhorn metal souvenir replica

 Mount Ranier metal souvenir paperweight

 Mt. Baker in Washington State Mutual Savings plaster coin bank

 Klagenfurt Mountain in Germany metal souvenir dated 1897

Palisades on the Hudson Trust Company Englewood, N.J. metal Banthrico bank

 Great Serpent Mound in Ohio souvenir plaster replica

Diamond Head Crater in Hawaii metal souvenir replica

Badlands Window in Badlands National Park, S. D. painted ashtray 

Table Mountain Cape Town South Africa. Plaster replica on wooden base

Mount St. Helen’s ceramic salt and pepper shaker set attempts to commemorate the eruption of the volcano in 1980.  It is made partially of actual volcanic ash from the event

Mount Ararat souvenir of the dormant volcanic in Turkey

Vampire Peak Badlands, S.D. metal souvenir replica

Garden of the Gods in Pikes Peak, Colorado metal salt & pepper shaker set

White Mountain paperweight advertising White Mountain Refrigerators in Nashua New Hampshire. This embossed 3D cast iron paperweight advertising depicts a mountain range between the embossing on the top.  The bottom is stamped "Manf'd only by Maine Manf'g Co. Nashua, N.H.".  Measures approx. 4" wide x 2 1/2"

Natural Bridge in Virginia & Rainbow Bridge monuments depicted as metal souvenirs 

Giants Causeway in Ireland. Souvenir’s base reads "From Giants Causeway"  and measures 3 x 2 height is 2 1/4. Made out of some kind of stone or rock.

Stand Rock metal souvenir salt and pepper shakers. This rock formation is located in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Each reads "Stand Rock" on one side of each base and "Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin" on the other and measures 1.25" x 1.25" x 2.25" tall.

Wisconsin Dells metal souvenir replica

Formation at Yosemite National Park & Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park ashtray

 American Falls in Niagara Falls, N.Y. metal souvenir

Plymouth Rock metal souvenir paperweight dated 1620. Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620

Unidentified mountain range

Balanced Rock in Colorado, left, and Pea Ridge Battlefield

Mt. Fuji, Japan metal S&P shakers

The Grand Canyon

1 comment:

Ian said...

A small point on your entry on Inukshuk replicas. Your caption indicates these structures are found in Alaska and Greenland. To be accurate it should read they are found "from Alaska to Greenland." Most Inukshuk are located in Canada.

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