Super 88 Holiday Sedan

1956 OldsmobileThis advertising postcard was mailed by Siegel Motors, Inc. in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and features a beautiful 1956 Oldsmobile… a 4-door hardtop no less! On the back:

SUPER “88” HOLIDAY SEDAN
The car with the power personality! Powerfully safe with the Rocket T-350 Engine…powerfully smooth with the new Jetaway Hydra-Matic Drive. It’s exclusively Oldsmobile for 1956.

Naturama

Naturama postcardThis linen postcard celebrates a spectacular Budweiser advert on Times Square. On the back:

NATURAMA
A man-made reproduction of one of Nature’s scenic wonders – realistically illuminated. Acclaimed the premier of all post-war spectacular advertising ideas.
Mammoth in conception, heroic in size and dramatic in effect, it achieves an illusion of vast depth and distance by a play of unseen colored lights on a three-dimensional sculpturing. A million travelers see it daily on Broadway and Forty-Third Street, Times Square, New York.
Anheuser-Busch Inc.

1960 Cushman Scooters

Cushman ScootersAn advertising postcard promoting the 1960 Cushman scooters. On the back:

Beautiful new 1960 Cushman scooters are the modern way to go. Sleekly designed and precision engineered, they offer the ultimate in dynamic performance and low cost of operation. The smart Road King is shown at left in the picture, the dynamic Super Eagle at right.
Come in Today for FREE DEMONSTRATION and FREE SCOOTER BOOK

T.K. Barker & Company

Stamp Collecting PostcardAn advertising postcard from a San Francisco company that sold postage stamps to collectors. This postcard was mailed in 1941, and while I’ve heard that the company advertised in the Boy Scouts of America publication, Boys Life, in the 1930s, they don’t seem to have been in business after the ’40s.

Bevo

Bevo PostcardSo what was “Bevo” you ask? Bevo (pronounced BEE-vo) was a non-alcoholic malt beverage that Anheuser-Busch introduced in 1916, a soft drink that helped quench the public’s thirst for beer during prohibition. Waning sales prompted Anheuser-Busch to discontinue Bevo in 1929.