John Margolies
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Main Street
Signs and Symbols
Storefronts
Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs
Barber and Beauty Shops
Fraternal Orders and Lodges
Savings Banks
Hotels

Theaters
Movie Theaters
Vaudeville and Legitimate Theaters
Opera Houses
The Roadside
Gas Stations
Gas Pumps
Food
Lodging
Roadside Attractions and Amusements
Natural Attractions
Miniature Golf
Drive-in Theaters

Travel and Tourism
Travel Brochures
Travel Scrapbooks
Road Maps
Large-Letter Postcards
Transportation
Automobiles
Trains
Trolleys
Busses
Ships
Airplanes
Trailers and Mobile Homes

Vacations and Leisure
Atlantic Coast Resorts
Catskill Mountain Resorts
Adirondack Mountain Resorts
Miscellaneous Resort Facilities

Main Street
Downtown Streetscapes
Public / Civic Buildings.
Barber Shops.
Barber Poles and Signs.
Beauty Shops and Signs.
Clothing Related: including cleaners, laundries, shoe repair, hat shops, bridal, jewelry.
General Retail: including drug stores, department stores, gift shops, antiques, thrift shops.
Food Related: including supermarkets, cheese shops, bakeries, liquor stores.
Food Retail: including bars, restaurants, nightclubs, ballrooms, ethnic restaurants (Chinese, etc.).
Furniture and Home-Related: including furniture, upholstery, glass, TV and Radio, appliances.
Auto-Related: including auto repair, auto body parts, tire shops, car washes.
Professional Services: including funeral homes, income tax, design studios, realty, publishing, newspapers, radio and TV stations.
Industrial Supplies and Factories: warehouses, machine parts, awnings.
Entertainment-Related: including bowling alleys, underwater schools, "welcome" centers, amusement centers/stands, roller skating.
Clubs and Professional Organizations: fraternal orders, clubs, lodges, VFW.

Signs and Symbols
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Postcards.
Vintage Photographs.
Neon Sign Catalogues.
Inner Lit Plastic Sign Catalogue.
Electric Sign Company Letterhead, 1909.
Iron & Wire Works Catalogue, 1925.

Storefronts
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Vintage photographs: Façades and interior views.
Building Façade Material Catalogues: Metal, porcelain enamel tile, glass tile, Formica, poured metal sash, concrete, glass block, glass, awnings, revolving doors.
Postcards: Façades and Interior Views, color and black-and-white.
Matchbook Cover Art: Custom cuts and stock cuts.
Hardware Store Fixture Catalogue, 1910.
Clothing Store Catalogue, 1891.
Department Store Catalogues (Early 20th Century).
Matchbook Cover Art: Custom Cuts and Stock Cuts.

Restaurants, Bars, and Nightclubs
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Postcards: Façades and Interior Views, color and black-and-White.
Vintage Photographs: Façades and Interior Views.
Brochures, Programs, and Booklets.
Matchbook Cover Art: Custom Cuts and Stock Cuts.
Paper Placemats.
Luncheonette and Dining Room Equipment and Furniture Catalogues.

Barber and Beauty Shops
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Postcards.
Vintage Photographs.
Barber Shop Equipment Catalogues.
Beauty Shop Equipment Catalogues.
Coiffeurures Catalogue, 1925: Men's and women's hairpieces.
Matchbook Art: Stock Cuts.
Advertising Blotters.

Fraternal Orders and Lodges
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Postcards.
Vintage Photographs.
Costume Illustrations.
Initiation "Gag" Catalogue.

Banks
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Postcards.
Vintage Photographs.
Letterheads.
Souvenir Blotters.
Magazine Advertisements.

Hotels
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Postcards: Façades, lobbies, guest rooms, and other interior spaces.
Vintage Photographs: Façades and interior views.
Stationery: A very large grouping, usually line art, but also some color graphics.
Blotters.
"Do Not Disturb" Signs.
Brochures and Booklets: A vast collection from throughout the USA.
Guidebooks.
Matchbook Cover Art: Custom Cuts and Stock Cuts.
Luggage Labels, Stickers, and Poster Stamps: Spectacular colors and a variety of sizes and shapes.
Sheet Music Covers.
Hotel Training School Literature.

Theaters
Movie Theaters
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Programs: A wide variety from throughout the USA.
Vintage Photographs: Façades and Interior Views.
Vintage Movie Promotional Photographs.
Postcards: Façades and Interior Views, color and black-and-white.
Vintage Popcorn, Ice Cream, and Peanut Glassine Envelopes and Boxes.
Sheet Music Covers.
Matchbook Cover Art: Custom Cuts and Stock Cuts.
Plaster Decoration Catalogue, 1916: Façades and interiors, color and black-and-white views.
Iron & Wire Works Catalogue, 1925: Marquees.

Vaudeville and Legitimate Theaters
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Programs.
Postcards.
Vintage Photographs.

Opera Houses
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Programs.
Postcards.
The Roadside
Gas Stations.
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Gas Station Design Catalogues.
Magazine Advertisements.
Road Maps and Guidebooks.
Road Atlases.
Postcards: A large selection of color and black-and-white views.
Advertising Blotters.
Vintage Photographs.
Matchbook Cover Art: Custom Cuts and Stock Cuts.
Oil Company Promotions: for children and adults.
Gas Station Ephemera: A small and excellent collection of antique paper related to gas stations and oil companies.
Stickers and Decals.

Gas Pumps
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Bowser Company Catalogue, 1915.
Pump Company Promotional Literature.
Magazine Advertisements.
Advertising Blotters.

Food
(diners, ice cream stands and signs, drive-ins, stands, franchised food, signs and statues)
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Menus: A wide selection of chains and mom-and-pops, ethnic food, ice cream, road houses, restaurants.
Paper Placemats.
Napkins.
Matchbook Cover Art: Custom Cuts and Stock Cuts.
Magazine Advertisements.
Postcards: A large selection of façades and interior views, color and black-and-white.
Vintage Photographs: Façades and interior views.

Lodging
(motels, motel offices, cabins, auto camps, and signs)
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Brochures and Booklets: From primitive cabin courts to mom-and-pop operations from the 1930s to the 1960s.
Guidebooks: From the very early referral chains to early examples of contemporary motel chains.
Matchbook Cover Art: Custom Cuts and Stock Cuts.
Postcards: A large selection of overall views, façades, interior spaces, and guest rooms, color and black-and-white.
Vintage Photographs.
Stationery.
Magazine Advertisements.
Stickers.
Auto Camping Magazine and Supply Catalogues.

Roadside Attractions and Amusements
(theme parks, animal parks, museums, folk art; gift shops, miniature golf, signs and statues, billboards)
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Brochures and Booklets.
Postcards: A large selection of exterior and interior views, and the attractions being displayed.
Postcard Folders.
Vintage Photographs.
Water Decals and Stickers.
Souvenirs.

Natural Attractions
National and State Park Brochures and Booklets.
Water Decals, Stickers, and Poster Stamps.
Cave Brochures and Booklets.
Postcard Folders.
Souvenirs.

Miniature Golf
Color Slides: 1975-2000: More than 100 courses in 30 states.
Postcards: Color and black-and-white views.
Sheet Music Cover.
Vintage Photograph.
Games.

Drive-In Theaters
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Postcards.
Vintage Photographs.
Opening Program.
Promotional Literature.
Advertisements.
Travel and Tourism
Roads / Landscapes.
Travel Brochures and Booklets: All 50 states, and many cities.
Large-Letter Postcards: Circa 2000 images of places (states, cities, etc.) with cameo views within the typography which spell out the name of the locations.
Postcard Folders: A large number of the two-sided, accordion-folded souvenir view pamphlets of various places and locations.
Water Decals, Stickers, and Poster Stamps: A huge selection of states and cities. Many sizes and shapes in color. Some were used on trailers.
Road Maps: Album after album of very beautiful road map covers and illustrations produced by oil companies and the states themselves, c. 1920-1960.
Road Brochures: A wide variety of brochures issued to promote numbered and named highways, c. 1925-1965.
Magazine Advertisements.
Travel Scrapbooks.
Travel Photo Albums.
Travel Correspondence.
Transportation
Automobiles
Auto Company Promotional Brochures and Booklets.
Vintage Photographs.
Road Maps and Guidebooks.
Road Atlases.
Sheet Music Cover.
Postcards.

Trains
Railroad Company Promotional Literature and Timetables.
Pullman Car Literature and Vintage Photographs.
Postcards.
Sheet Music Cover.

Trolleys
Brochures from Various Cities.
Vintage Photographs.

Buses
Bus Company Promotional Literature.
Postcards.
Vintage Photographs.

Ships
Domestic Ship Company Brochures.
Steamboat Company Brochures.
Riverboat Company Photo Album, 1927.

Airplanes
Airline Promotional Literature.

Trailers and Mobile Homes
Promotional Literature: Color and Black-and-White.
Postcards.
Vacations and Leisure
Atlantic Coast Resorts
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Postcards: A vast variety of views in color and black-and-white.
Brochures and Booklets: Places and Regions.
Resort Hotel Brochures and Booklets.
Postcard Folders.
Vintage Photographs.
Sheet Music Covers.
Water Decals, Stickers, Luggage Labels, and Poster Stamps.

Catskill Mountain Resorts
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Resort Hotel Brochures: Many Borscht Belt pamphlets from the 1940s-1960s and from the mountain houses to the north and east.
Brochures and Booklets: Places and Regions.
Postcards.
Water Decals.
Postcard Folders.

Adirondack Mountain Resorts
Brochures and Booklets: Places and Regions.
Resort Hotel Brochures and Booklets.
Postcards.
Postcard Folders.
Vintage Photographs.
Water Decals.

Miscellaneous Resort Facilities
Color Slides: 1975-2000.
Brochures: Places and Regions.
Resort Hotel Brochures.
Postcards.