This paper is based on the analysis of a fieldwork conducted by the author in Mt. Horeb. Wisconsin, a tourist village, in 1989. The purpose is to study the significance of collecting antiques and souvenirs in modern times. The author uses a movie. "Desperately Seeking Susan", as a metaphor to depict the yearning of humanity in modern people. In the case of Mt. Horeb, the yearning was relfected by way of collecting antiques and souvenirs. This paper points out two kinds of identities. One is to identify oneself with the present, as MacCannell suggests, to participate in sightseeing and establishing the relationship with modern society. Another is to identify with the past, as the fieldwork reveals, to return to the past world, and draw special experiences from antiques and souvenirs and to be soothed by the humanity they contain. In a rapid changing society, looking back is a common phenomenon for modern people who do not fully identify themselves with the present. Antiques and souvenirs are representations of past experiences, which also contain humanity. The behavior of collecting antiques and souvenirs could be a search for humanity.