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MOODUS RESORT ADS

It was known in some quarters as "Vacationland," in others as the "Catskills of Connecticut." There were more than 50 resorts in Moodus during its heyday as a vacation destination in the first half of the 20th century. Here are some postcards, ads and promotional brochures used by the resorts. 

Click to see 1950s Banner Lodge Brochure and 1950s Ted Hilton's Brochure
greenbergad.jpg (101168 bytes) 1913 ad for Greenberg's Farm House, "an ideal spot for rest and recreation." gruberad.jpg (100374 bytes) Gruber's Summer Camp advertised itself in 1913 as the place to "enjoy the invigorating and balmy air" of Moodus.
Wopowog_ad01.jpg (129550 bytes) "Entirely free from conventionality, wearing comfortable clothes and living a carefree life" is how Camp Wopowog enticed vacationers in this 1913 ad. Mount_Tom_ad01.jpg (88223 bytes) Come to "the most picturesque spot one could imagine" urged this 1913 ad for Mount Tom Camp.
Wopowog-Booklet.jpg (28915 bytes) This circa-1915 booklet for Camp Wopowog encourage young men and women to come for athletics and social activities.  Wopowog-Badge.jpg (27855 bytes) A Camp Wopowog souvenir badge was a popular vacation memento.
Grand View For a Grand Vacation.jpg (119737 bytes) in the 1940s and '50s, Grand View's "Grand Vacation" was artfully portrayed in this postcard advertisement. Resort Billboards.jpg (78206 bytes)

Moodus Center billboards from the 1950s list 15 of the local resorts.

austerhouse.jpg (31134 bytes) A postcard from The Auster House. weiners-flyer.jpg (26769 bytes)

This 1950s flyer for Weiner's Hotel promoted its friendly, family atmosphere.

Banner wood postcard.jpg (52747 bytes) A wooden postcard circa 1950s from Banner Lodge. Hiltons ashtray.jpg (31148 bytes)

Back when it seemed everyone smoked, souvenir ashtrays like this one from Ted Hilton's were popular.

Hiltons Brochure Cover.jpg (52974 bytes) Hiltons Matchbook.jpg (81527 bytes) Frank Davis Brochure Cover.jpg (253466 bytes)

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Brochures from various Moodus resorts in the fifties and sixties include (left to right) Ted Hilton's (first two brochures), a Hilton's matchbook cover, Frank Davis Resort (formerly Hilton's) and Banner Lodge.

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Three more brochures for (left) Grand View, Klar Crest and (below) Shanaghan's.

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Ads & Flyers

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Banner Lodge


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Cave Hill


Ted Hilton's


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