Thursday, June 2, 2011

Little Hiawatha and Princess Moonbeam

Two boldly designed, vintage brochures from the 1950's or 60's with interesting Native American Indian tourist themes to lure you to their destinations. In our first, a cute and spunky "Little Hiawatha" shows you a variety of ways to enjoy life in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, while in our second, a genuine, 300 year old Indian princess mummy named "Moonbeam" beckons to you from her scenic Garden of the Gods! There's plenty to do and see at both vacation spots, which will you pick?







"Princess Moonbeam"


















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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

these are cool,love old borchures!!

Mykal said...

The amazing thing is you can still see how foxy she was.

prof. grewbeard said...

if i'd seen Princess Moonbeam as a kid i would have expected her to look like the ballyhoo portrays her and would have been good and freaked out when i actually saw her...

Karswell said...

If I was in charge of the Garden of the Gods on Halloween, I'd lure everyone into the dimly lit, giant viewer room, and as I pan the viewer slowly around the landscape and scenic rock formations, I'd suddenly pull a quick Roger Corman style zip cut/zoom to a close-up of Princess Moonbeam's face, and then plunge the room into darkness-- AIEEEE!!! *queue sound of heartbeat, and Vincent Price narration from Morella.*

prof. grewbeard said...

ha ha, when i worked at the natural science museum here in Houston i always wanted to make the dinosaur and mummy exhibits scarier but no one was interested...

by the way, thanks for posting all of this stuff!

Jeff Overturf said...

Cool and kitchy and creepy all in one. Now THAT's a blog post!!

Karswell said...

>i always wanted to make the dinosaur and mummy exhibits scarier

Hell, knowing you Prof, you probably wanted to make the Colonial Lampshade exhibit scary!

>Cool and kitchy and creepy all in one. Now THAT's a blog post!!

If you think this one was creepy Jeff, wait'll you see the brochure in our next post stop-- it's a Chamber of Horrors!

prof. grewbeard said...

hey Kars check it out-

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Anonymous said...

I remember seeing Princess Moonbeam when I was a kid. It was the neatest thing. I know we had the postcard but it was lost a long time ago. Thanks for the memory.