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NEW YORK CITY VINTAGE 1950S TABLECLOTH


 
NEW YORK CITY VINTAGE 1950S TABLECLOTH
   

 



After the end of the Second World War, two things—a car and time off from work—allowed families to take to the roads and see America on their vacations. And along the highways that crisscrossed the country were businesses set up to reap the economic benefits: namely gas stations, roadside cafes and motels. In the lobby or office of each of these establishments were shelves and displays chocked full of tourist-targeted stuff to remind them of their trips. Some of the most popular souvenirs were state-specific linens such as tablecloths, towels, aprons and hankies. Those souvenir linens purchased in the late 1940s and 1950s are collectible today. Come along as Worthologist Lynda Kolski leads you a trip down memory lane and points out items of interest along the way AASK ABOUT OUR OTHER STATES. AND THE FLORAL AND PICTORIAL EXAMPLES IN INVENTORY