Monday, November 16, 2015
Vintage Linen Postcards ROADSIDE Attractions
Collectors of "roadside" linen postcards can find some of the best designs in the attractions category. These places for fun varied widely, from activities to museums and performance venues - all had their colorful charm! Here are some of my favorite vivid linen postcards advertising these places to visit around the USA.
The Longhorn Ranch Saloon had quite a display of antlers and on the back the printed information includes, "Adjacent to the bar is the New Mexico Museum of the Old West with a collection of hundreds of priceless articles from pioneer days."
The famous New York Radio City Music Hall published this postcard with different color borders - it's a great multiview, reasonably priced and easy to find.
State Fairs have always been loved for the livestock displays, rides, baking contests and fantastic fried foods - this vintage linen celebrates the Iowa State Fair with large lettering showing off Fair attractions.
This gorgeous mermaid on a great Curt Teich linen is one in a series showing Famous Chicago Attractions.
Could a park have a better name than Idle Hour? At the bottom left several phone numbers connect the prospective visitor to the Skating Rink, the Bowling Alleys or the Park Manager's Office - just four digits in the phone numbers.
The Belgian Village postcard above shows a vignette of the Dining Room and Lounge in the circle - the information printed on the back begins, No longer need one cross the Atlantic to visit a Flemish Village and enjoy its quaintness and charm...each little house contains one or two rooms with private bath. Meals are served in the Town Hall...