The 1930′s: Vintage Bermuda Tourism Ads

April 10, 2010

Do you wonder what Bermuda was like in the 1930′s? Scroll down for a look at how we our advertised ourselves to potential tourists over 70 years ago.

The ads were scanned in from vintage magazines, and most the ads were produced by The Bermuda Trade Development Board, the appointed body that was the forerunner to Department of Tourism. The board oversaw Bermuda’s tourism efforts from 1913 to the mid 1960′s.

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Bermuda tourism ad 1931


Bermuda tourism ad 1932


Bermuda tourism ad 1933




1939 BERMUDA Tourism ad

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  1. terry says:

    You guys are everywhere. I feel something strange. Is that you Uncle E?

  2. bernews says:

    Uncle E? If you are referring to he of singing fame, nope we are not him in any way…we e-know him though through twitter, blogging etc however…

  3. Todd says:

    “…As you will see, the last ad posted shows racial overtones”

    Not sure where the “racial overtones” are that you are refering to. I see a licensed (his license is on his sleeve) Horse & Buggy driver helping his charge with their luggage, much like a taxi driver would do so now.