Holiday Inn, Effingham, Illinois, 1961

Summary

The big, bright Holiday Inn sign was designed to catch the attention of speeding motorists in the days before freeway exit signs listed lodging choices. This postcard from about 1962 shows the location of the Holiday Inn at Effingham, Illinois, in relation to the highway.

The big, bright Holiday Inn sign was designed to catch the attention of speeding motorists in the days before freeway exit signs listed lodging choices. This postcard from about 1962 shows the location of the Holiday Inn at Effingham, Illinois, in relation to the highway.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

1961

Subject Date

1961

Creators

Curt Teich & Co. 

Holiday Inns, Inc. 

Place of Creation

United States, Illinois, Chicago 

Creator Notes

Made by Curt Teich & Co. of Chicago, Illinois for Holiday Inns, Inc.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

87.9.2.10

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moores.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

Inscriptions

On verso: Holiday Inn / EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS / U.S. Highways 40 & 70 and West Fayette Avenue / PH: 342-4161 - AC: 217 / Swimming Pool - Air-Conditioned - Restaurant / Free TV - Free Holidex Reservations / Convention Facilities POSTCARD [Holiday Inn logo] / Your Host from Coast-to-Coast CURTEICHCOLOR 3-D NATURAL COLOR REPRODUCTION

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