New in the collection: Mount Mitchell tourist decals

Mount Mitchell decal
Mount Mitchell State Park decal noting highest peak easet of the Mississippi


“Souvenir travel decals are a part of America’s automotive vacation and touring history. They were made and sold by the untold millions during the Golden Age of highway travel –1945-1970. Today, they have virtually disappeared.”

— From Lost Highway Art Co.

Since 1888 Mount Mitchell has had five structures erected on its summit to commemorate it as the tallest peak east of the Mississippi River. The one pictured here was No. 4 (1959-2005).