North American Auction Company
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Last Chance Passed Lots Auction: October 28th, 2022

Mon, Oct 24, 2022 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Oct 28, 2022 03:00PM EDT
Lot 734

Rare Yellowstone National Park Travel Decals

Estimate: $100 - $200

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Offered in this lot are six (6) Rare Yellowstone National Park tourist decals, circa 1940s - 1960s. Long before social media online platforms chronicled our travels, the primary social media instrument of the day was your car’s rear window and back bumper. This was where you “voiced” your interests, in the form of bumper stickers or window decals. During the later part of the 1940s all the way into the '60s, when Americans excitedly took to the new interstates to visit places of interests such as national parks, scenic towns, and national monuments, vacation decals were all the rage. Plastered on the rear window of the family car – especially on station wagons – they were a proud announcement to your neighbors that you had the good fortune to vacation in a place where few Americans at the time had visited. Those window decals were our social media posts of the day. The decals offered here are rare and reflect the printing methods of that time. These decals had to be dipped in water prior to affixing. Included are two (2) Yellowstone Park Hotels decals c. 1960s; one Yellowstone Park Lodges and Camps c. 1940s; one Yellowstone Park with 1925 open-air coach bus; one Pahaska Teepee at East Entrance; one Cody, Wyoming The Home Of Buffalo Bill Most Scenic 70 Miles in the World Eastern Entrance to Yellowstone Park. The decals appear to be in good overall condition, unknown if the original adhesives still adhere. Largest measures 3.75"W x 5.5"L, smallest measures 1.5" diameter.