Roadside Humor Postcards

Collecting travel postcards is an entertaining and engaging way to connect to the history of tourism and its relationship with the rhetorical construction of 20th century America. This site, a subsection of Motel Americana, provides you a collection of humorous travel postcards, mostly from the 1940s. To save downloading time, I've chosen to place thumbnails of the various images in this essay. Click the button to enjoy the full-size view. Use your browser's BACK button to return to this page.

Heading West to the Wild Frontier

"But it Looked So Pretty in the Postcard!"

Tin Can Tourists and Sardine Tight Accommodations

Women and Men on the Road

As my collection of highway travel postcards and memorabilia grows, I'll add to this subpage of Motel Americana. Be sure to check back soon.