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Postcard showing Central bus depot, Portland, Oregon, about 1940

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Postcard showing Central bus depot, Portland, Oregon, about 1940
NMAH, Transportation Collections

IN CONTEXT

This object appears in the following sections:


Suburban Strip: Sandy Boulevard, Portland, Oregon, 1949
Suburban Strip: Sandy Boulevard, Portland, Oregon, 1949 — “Leave the Driving to Us”

RELATED OBJECTS
Greyhound Silversides bus section


Portland bus station post card
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
Physical Description
artifact. postcard.
Details
Date Made:
about 1940
Locations:
Oregon
History
During World War II, American automobile factories converted to wartime production, and tires and gasoline were both rationed, so many more people began riding buses to commute to work, and to travel long distances. After the War ended in 1945, it took some time to convert back to peacetime automobile production, and bus companies did a brisk business.

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