It’s certainly no odder than the Pink Aerial Lift Bridge Dollhouse Toilet, but the Duluth pillow cover still qualifies as an oddity. I nabbed the image from an eBay listing circa 2018 and figured it was a one-off thing someone made, but then …
I noticed there is a current listing of a different version of basically the same thing.
Was the “Souvenir of Duluth” pillow sham a thing? I mean, were a bunch made and tourists could buy them at a trinket shop in 1982?
Below are the segments of the pillow, isolated for better view, with apologies for the awkward-at-best American Indian depictions. The term “squaw” was probably not intended to be derogatory by the pillowcase maker, and whether it’s historically offensive is debatable, but it is clearly considered derogatory today.
But wait … there was also another variation on the Duluth souvenir pillow sham, now marked “ended by the seller,” which certainly appears to have been created by the same artist.
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