Like many vintage and antique collector's, my husband and I have a fondness for roadside attractions, unusual architecture and old amusement parks. That's why, when I was at the Portland Antique Expo earlier this month, I was drawn into the Vintage Roadside booth that was set up at the show.
Vintage Roadside is a Portland based company, whose screen printed t-shirts feature graphics from old mom and pop businesses from the 1930's-1960's.
The mom and pop businesses that are featured on the t-shirts are: amusement parks, motor inns, bowling alleys, roller-rinks, drive-in restaurants and drive-in theaters. With each of their t-shirt designs they give a brief history of the business that the t-shirt features as well as images from the businesses.
This post was originally published on March 17, 2008.