Vintage Postcards from the Great American Road Trip

Before the interstate highway system caused travel services to be clustered around exit ramps, American roadways were a lot kitschier. Anyone with roadside real estate and imagination could compete for tourist dollars just by being strange and different -and by giving out postcards to spread the word. Hundreds of these vintage postcards are collected at Cardboard America. You can spend your weekend looking through their archives, or see an overview of the best at Messy Nessy Chic. -via Digg

Newest 2
Newest 2 Comments

It's not just you. It's weird. The pics need to be bigger, we could use a bit more information, and Tumblr is a social networking site as well as a blog site, so there are features that only members can access. I got more out of the Messy Nessy Chic link.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Fascinating. Is it just me, or has that site got the most irritating interface? I'm used to middle-clicking on a picture to open it in a new tab to read more about it. Clicking on the pic doesn't do anything, but there's a think like an infinity sign or perhaps a pair of handcuffs that lurks in pale over the text which you have to find and click on. But if you get the one that looks like refresh next to it, you get taken to a tumblr sign-up page.
Most odd, and limited me to a few goes before I left in frustration.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Vintage Postcards from the Great American Road Trip"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More