Holiday Inn 1956 Directory

In early 1956 Holiday Inn was just beginning to take over as the dominant motel chain. The first Holiday Inn Hotel Courts location opened by Kemmons Wilson at 4941 Summer Ave. in Memphis, Tennessee in the summer of 1952. Within two years three more locations would open in Memphis and a few locations across several…

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The Red Shell Game

Let’s not gamble with America! This is a 4 page pamphlet given out in 1948 to stem the “RED TIDE”. It was distributed on “Freedom Day” in September of 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. Due to the success of that (whatever that means) it is highly recommended that it be distributed throughout Gary, Indiana.  

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Disneyland by Starlite – August 3-9, 1969

“Something wonderful happens when the magic of night time meets the magic of Disneyland. And that’s why Disneyland After Dark is fast becoming a favorite with grownups” – a radio commercial for Disneyland by Starlite. In the Summer of 1969, Disneyland ran a summer promotion complete with live music and fireworks in attempt to lure…

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How to Get A U.S. Government Job (1935)

How to Get a U.S. Government Job was published in 1935 by the Franklin Institute of Rochester, New York. The Franklin Institute was established in 1905 and was dedicated to the memory of Benjamin Franklin. it’s goals were to aid the American citizen in better himself. The following 30+ page booklet will tell you everything…

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