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Vintage US Travel Photos From NYC, Utah, Florida and Pennsylvania in the ’40s and ’50s—First Installment

Oct 19, 2016 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Some years ago I bought a small case at an antique store that was filled with Kodachrome transparencies. At the time I was really interested in the case itself since it was in such nice shape and was 50’s vintage. I thought it would display nicely somewhere around our offices. Not to say I ignored the

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Vintage Suitcases As Retro Travel Decor

Nov 19, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Repurposing vintage finds into new items is very popular right now, as is using old things in new and unexpected ways. And decorating with vintage luggage is currently one of these great trends. From antique suitcases with leather handles to vinyl versions from the ’50s and ’60s, all types of travel bags are being used

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Highway Sign Art on Stickers, Signs, and Wall Decals

Oct 21, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

We’ve come up with our own take on the state abbreviation bumper stickers that are so popular nowadays. Our version is rectangular, to look more like highway road signs. But we didn’t stop at simply putting our designs on bumper stickers—we also put them on metal signs and wall decals!     Our versions are

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Thousand Islands Bridge

Aug 18, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

An 8.5 mile bridge system over the Saint Lawrence River connects norther New York with southeastern Ontario (Canada). The bridge was constructed in 1937, and was completed in just 16 months. Dedicated on August 18, 1938, the bridge system plays a major role in history at an international border. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime

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1950s Standard Oil of Kentucky Road Map

May 05, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

KYSO Florida Vintage Road Map Standard Oil of Kentucky was founded in 1886 in Louisville, Kentucky. Originally an independent company, it was bought up as part of the Rockefeller petroleum monopoly. Standard Oil of Kentucky (or KYSO) became an independent company again in 1911, after the monopoly was broken up through a court ruling. KYSO

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Sunoco 1939 World’s Fair Road Map

Oct 27, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

This Sunoco road map is a commemorative piece for the 1939 World’s Fair, held in Flushing, New York. In addition to being a map of the Northeastern U.S., it includes detailed maps of the Metropolitan NYC area and Long Island. The cover of the map has a great Art Deco style graphic representing the fair.

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