Bus Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.


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Greyhound
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" wartime ad that explains that even though the resources of Greyhound are being used to transport soldiers instead of sightseers, "They're still seeing this Amazing America All Over the World!". It talks abut the documentary that Greyhound made and distributed worldwide called This Amazing America. The ad shows four people who are identified as being here, there and everywhere watching with extreme interest the wonders of America. It quotes an Army Chaplain who claims to have shown this film in many places with incredible results and the ad says that soon, when the war is over, Greyhound will again be taking people on scenic trips around this country.
January 31, 1944
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Bus / Wartime

Greyhound
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad shows three photos of a bus traveling through beautiful countryside behind a drawing of a lady embracing her man who has arrived wearing his uniform. The wartime ad headline reminds us that "Highways will be Happy ways again - if we keep faith with our fighting men." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 19, 1945
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Bus 4

Greyhound
Full color 10" x 13" ad has a beautiful photo of a couple sitting on a bank overlooking a river while the sun sets in the distance. The ad headline for this wartime ad reminds us that "These Dreams will come True - when Highways are Happy ways again." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 28, 1945
Collier's
1
$8.00
View Bus 3

Greyhound
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a drawing of an older couple standing and looking at the scenery of America. This drawing is behind a smaller drawing of another, younger couple in uniform pointing in the same manner. The ad headline explains that "When they Re-discover America...they'll find fun, friendship, beauty - by Highway". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 21, 1945
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Bus 1

Greyhound
Full color 10" x 13" ad for one of the many places you can visit in a Greyhound Bus. There is a picture of a bus that has stopped on U.S. Highway 60 in Williamsburg, Virginia and a father is being put into the stocks while his son roars with laughter and his wife wonders if they are still available commercially. The headline says that "Only by Highway you'll see these thrilling close-ups of American history" and the text explains some of the history of this equipment and reminds us that Greyhound will travel "through every one of the 48 states".
November 11, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Bus 11

Greyhound
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad with a drawing of a bus being loaded with happy ladies. The ad headline calls this the "Main Entrance to all the big events of Spring" and has a schedule of Springtime activities throughout the country.
April 1948
Farm Journal
1
$8.00
View Bus 2

Greyhound
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for the fact that Greyhound was having a Bargain Year. The ad shows a variety of places that are worth visiting around the United States and the text claims that "Compared with pre-war days, Greyhound fares are just about the same-although nearly all other prices have skyrocketed". It talks about being able to visit all 48 states along with Canada and Mexico and talks about the Amazing America Tours which were completely planned by the experts at Greyhound.
June 28, 1948
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Bus 15

Greyhound
Full color 10" x 13" ad that remind you that with Greyhound "Winter can be fun!". There is a picture of a Greyhound bus with the back half in snow with a couple getting ready to ski and the front half in sun with a couple heading for the beach. The text urges you to "Make it the Time of Your Life with a low-cost trip to sunny playgrounds-by Greyhound" and shows with pictures that the "Gulf Coast is Fun", that "Florida's Fun", that any "Snow Sport is Fun" and that "The West is Fun". The text mentions a few of the comforts of their SuperCoaches and reminds us of the low prices.
February 1949
Holiday
1
$8.00
View Bus 10

Greyhound
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for the fact that with Greyhound you will get "A Lot More Travel for a Lot Less Money". There is a picture of a country road where a little girl and her dog have come to the shoulder to wave at a passing Greyhound bus that is filled with travelers. The ad gives five reasons that make the claim of the headline realistic as they claims you will get A Lot More Relaxation, A Lot More Convenience, A Lot More Places Served, A Lot More Miles For a Dollar and A Lot More Scenic Interest. The ad gives more details about each of these claims.
February 28, 1949
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Bus 14

Greyhound
Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad has a drawing that shows the people sitting in a full bus enjoying the scenery and the comfort. The ad headline claims that "For any trip - any time - in any weather Relax - as you See - as you Save by Greyhound!" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 27, 1951
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Bus 5

Greyhound
Full color 5" x 13" ad that tries to encourage you to travel now that Fall is approaching. The reasons that it wants you to consider Greyhound are because they offer "More Express, Limited Service than any other Travel Way", they have "Exceptionally Low Fares to all 48 States", you can get "Direct Travel to Military Centers, College Towns", they have "Unequaled Schedule Frequency", there are "Charter Coaches Available throughout America" and there are "Amazing America Tours with FREE Trip-Planning Service". This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 1951
Woman's Home Companion
1
$8.00
View Bus 8

Greyhound
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad that makes the claim that "There's One Sure Way to enjoy Spring travel at its best". This ad, which is a larger version of another ad on this page, shows a wary young boy lying on the grass under a tree and looking at a laughing young girl who is gathering flowers as a Greyhound bus filled with happy travelers drives by. The pictures show that traveling by Greyhound is "One Sure Way to take it easy" and dealilng with Greyhound is "One Sure Way to plan smooth trips". They claim to have "More schedules to choose from...more through buses to more places...and fares that are amazingly low!". This ad contains a small chart that gives the prices for one way and round trip tickets for eight of the thousands of trips they were offereing.
March 28, 1953
Saturday Evening Post
1
$8.00
View Bus 13

Greyhound
Full color 5" x 13" ad for the fact that traveling by Greyhound will allow you to save money. There is a drawing of a young boy and girl lying in a field by the side of the road as a Greyhound bus is parked behind them. The girl is picking flowers while the boy looks dreamily at her and the headline says "There's One Sure Way to see more and save more on all your Spring Trips!" and, in case you hadn't already guessed what that way is it tells you to Go Greyhound. It has another picture of a couple sitting in a Greyhound bus reading a newspaper and generally relaxing as the miles go by and the caption calls it "The One Sure Way to Relax!". The ad does contain examples of various fares that applied at that time.
April 1953
Woman's Home Companion
1
$8.00
View Bus 9

Greyhound
Full color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad that talks about their amazing new Scenicruiser". The ad has a picture of this wonder being driven through beautiful countryside with a snow covered mountain in the background and several other views of it's amazing amenities. The ad headline claims that "Every mile a Magnificent Mile...every highway a strip of velvet...when you travel in the amazing new Scenicruiser". The ad has a coupon that could be mailed in to get a "Free! Full-Color pleasure map of America with Tour Facts".
October 1954
National Geographic
1
$8.00
View Bus 6

Greyhound
Full color 10" x 14" ad for the fact that "Driving is no vacation" which is why you should take Greyhound. There is a picture of a car finding its way on a dark and lonely road above pictures of people laughing and enjoying the comfort and safety of travel on a Greyhound bus. The captions say that you will "Enjoy air-conditioned luxury", you will get to "Stay at America's Top Hotels" and you will get to finally "Sight-See". The ad mentions fares "For as low as $8 per day" and claims that Greyhound will plan your complete trip includng transportation, hotel reservations and sight-seeing.
April 15, 1957
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Bus 12

Trailways
Three color 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" ad has a picture of an old seaman holding a model ship in his hands as he tells a story to two young children who are paying him rapt attention in the parking lot of the bus station. The ad headline claims that "It can only happen on Trailways".
May 1959
National Geographic
1
$7.50
View Bus 7










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