Holiday Inn Hotel with a "Great Sign," 1980-1985

Summary

A Holiday Inn's "Great Sign" could be seen from a distance, enticing travelers along nearby roadways. Managers could attract local groups and charm customers with customized marquee messages. This iconic design pointed the way to Holiday Inns worldwide from the 1950s until the 1980s, when the company phased in an updated logo.

A Holiday Inn's "Great Sign" could be seen from a distance, enticing travelers along nearby roadways. Managers could attract local groups and charm customers with customized marquee messages. This iconic design pointed the way to Holiday Inns worldwide from the 1950s until the 1980s, when the company phased in an updated logo.

Artifact

Diffusion transfer print

Date Made

1980-1985

Subject Date

1980-1985

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

87.159.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Holiday Inns, Inc.

Technique

Diffusion transfer process

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 4.25 in

Width: 3.5 in

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