Holiday Inn of Lebanon, Tennessee, circa 1962

Summary

Holiday Inn, founded in 1952, set the model for nationally franchised motel chains that were moderately priced, comfortably furnished, and consistently managed. This postcard from the 1960s show one of the chain's motels in Lebanon, Tennessee. The visitor's next two nights were at a Holiday Inn in Valdosta, Georgia.

Holiday Inn, founded in 1952, set the model for nationally franchised motel chains that were moderately priced, comfortably furnished, and consistently managed. This postcard from the 1960s show one of the chain's motels in Lebanon, Tennessee. The visitor's next two nights were at a Holiday Inn in Valdosta, Georgia.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

circa 1962

Subject Date

circa 1962

Creators

Holiday Inns, Inc. 

Dexter Press 

Southern Post Card Company 

Creator Notes

Made by Dexter Press and Southern Postcard Company for Holiday Inns, Inc.

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

87.9.2.12

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Technique

Photomechanical processes

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

Connect 3

Discover curious connections between artifacts.

Learn More