Vintage Ausable Chasm New York Bumper Sign Ephemera
Vintage Ausable Chasm New York Bumper Sign Ephemera
Vintage Ausable Chasm New York Bumper Sign Ephemera
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Vintage Ausable Chasm New York Bumper Sign Ephemera

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Here we have a vintage Ausable Chasm bumper bumper sign, a fascinating piece of ephemera from upstate New York. This unique piece of automotive history takes us back prior to the 1940s, a time before bumper stickers.

Before bumper stickers became a ubiquitous form of personal expression on our vehicles, bumper signs, like this one, were crafted from printed cardboard with holes in the corners. These signs could be affixed to a car's bumper using wire or string. While they allowed drivers to showcase their affiliations and interests, they weren't known for their weather resistance. Attempts were made to weatherize these signs with varnishes, shellac, or wax, but success was elusive, and not many exist intact today.

Ausable Chasm, located in upstate New York, is a geological wonder known as the "Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks." The chasm was carved over 500 million years by the waters of the Ausable River, which flows through a rift in the Potsdam sandstone. Visitors are treated to awe-inspiring sights of towering cliffs, deep crevasses, and dramatic rock formations as they explore the chasm's intricate network of trails and bridges. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, geology buff, or just looking for a breathtaking natural escape, Ausable Chasm offers a unique and unforgettable adventure.

This vintage Ausable Chasm bumper sign not only offers a nostalgic glimpse into the evolution of vehicle adornment but also serves as a unique piece of New York history. This piece of auto ephemera would look stunning framed and hung on a wall. Whether displayed as a conversation starter in your home or as part of your automotive memorabilia collection, it's a tangible piece of the past that sparks curiosity and tells a story of the days when cars proudly wore their interests on their "sleeves."

Condition:

This bumper sign is in decent vintage condition, considering its age and that it's made out of a heavy card-stock paper. It does show some wear from use on a vehicle and storage over the years. Most notably, there is some wear to the edges and mounting hole areas. 

Size:

The bumper sign  measures about 21.5 inches long and 4.5 inches wide.

 

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