Paradise Tourist Park, New York City, 1948-1950

Summary

Photographic cards like this one, with their glued-on labels, were a preliminary step taken by Dexter Press before producing postcards for small business owners to mail or hand out to customers. Roadside tourist cabins and cottages like these -- though primitive -- promised motorists more comfort than outdoor camping and less expense than a hotel stay.

Photographic cards like this one, with their glued-on labels, were a preliminary step taken by Dexter Press before producing postcards for small business owners to mail or hand out to customers. Roadside tourist cabins and cottages like these -- though primitive -- promised motorists more comfort than outdoor camping and less expense than a hotel stay.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1948-1950

Subject Date

1948-1950

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2013.151.14

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of John Margolies.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4.875 in

Width: 7.75 in

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