There is a trunk at the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Thrift Shop on Chicken Alley in downtown Vineyard Haven. Today it serves as a display container for old picture frames. The inside lid of the trunk is what might catch your eye. For there is an almost solid expanse of overlapping old hotel labels, souvenirs from someone’s Grand Tour of Asia about a century ago. These labels show an incredible trip, one which probably took months.
This is a post that will be edited and added to over time, as information comes to light. Various citations and links will appear with the photos. If you have any knowledge of any of these hotels, please add them in the comments section.
Here is a selection of individual labels. More to come.
More commentary to come.
I think I’m going to find a map, and put pins in the hotel locations.
From the Japan part of the Tour.