"Dreamland Motel," Sylvania, Georgia, 1960

Summary

A motel postcard was usually a free souvenir for guests, but it also served as advertisement for the owner. This postcard shows the Dreamland Motel and its amenities -- a pool and restaurant. A patron sent this postcard to friends in Dearborn, Michigan. Perhaps these friends -- the motel owner hoped -- would stop and stay when they passed through on their way to Florida.

A motel postcard was usually a free souvenir for guests, but it also served as advertisement for the owner. This postcard shows the Dreamland Motel and its amenities -- a pool and restaurant. A patron sent this postcard to friends in Dearborn, Michigan. Perhaps these friends -- the motel owner hoped -- would stop and stay when they passed through on their way to Florida.

Artifact

Postcard

Subject Date

1960

Creators

Mellinger Studios 

Tichnor Bros., Inc. 

James E. Hess Publishing 

Place of Creation

United States, Pennsylvania, Lancaster 

Creator Notes

Photographed by James E. Hess for Tichnor Brothers, Inc. and published by Mellinger Studios, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

86.9.1.1502

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Dorothy Guimaraes.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.375 in

Width: 5.375 in

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