Friday, September 12, 2014

Mom's 1953 Europe Road Trip: Copenhagen

From Mom's Europe trip diary, in the "PLACES VISITED" section:
September 12, Saturday – Copenhagen [Denmark]
Got up early, ate, and went shopping.  Bought a silver pin & earrings to match,* a demitasse cup for Mother,** and some personal shopping for myself.  Went to palace at noon and saw the changing of the guard.  Went shopping afterwards and bought Mother a Royal Copenhagen ashtray and myself an inexpensive salt & pepper shaker set.***  Came back to hotel & fooled around until dinner.  Met a fellow American named Bill Dillingham who spouted his views on diff. between American & European females.  Didn't go to dinner since he didn't leave until 9 P.M.

* According to the "PURCHASES" section of the trip diary, my mother bought the silver pin and earrings at Den Permanente in Copenhagen, a Danish cooperative founded in 1931 for the exhibition and sale of "the products of Danish handicrafts and industrial design."  It was dissolved in 1981.  She spent 71 Danish kroner on these.

** The demitasse cup was purchased for 7.25 kroner at Ove C. Bjerregard in Copenhagen, a company that is still in business today.  "Mother" refers to my maternal grandmother, Sara Wolfe Guokas Archibald.

*** The Royal Copenhagen ashtray and salt & pepper shaker set were purchased (for 14.3 abd 7.9 kroner respectively) at an unnamed (in Mom's diary) porcelain factory in Copenhagen, which was probably that of the Royal Copenhagen company, and pictured below.

changing of the guard [Amalienborg palaces, Copenhagen, Denmark, 28 April 2006] / klndonnelyCC BY 2.0 

Former [until 2004] Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory, now factory outlet [20 April 2009] / Niels Elgaard Larsen (Own work (own photo)) / GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0

[Royal Copenhagen] Stempel, Wandteller von 1917 [stamp, wall plate from 1917] / Holger.Ellgaard (Own work, 2007) / GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0

This is the 36th in a series of posts transcribing entries in my mother's 1953 Europe Trip journal. 

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