During the economic boom years of the mid-20th century, a favorite way to pass the time was to attend one of the many mobile home shows that were being held.

Such events were a popular way for manufacturers to debut new models. Often a circus-type atmosphere was created, using bathing beauties and other attention-getting spectacles. 


A "Parade Of Homes" mobile home show, circa 1953. An outdoor event is depicted here, but many were held indoors in arenas and exhibition centers. Later, as shopping plazas began dotting the suburban landscape, shows would be set up in their vast parking areas. 
Drawing from the Milwaukee Sentinel


A mid-century Mr. & Mrs. find the (mobile) home of their dreams at a "Parade of Homes" exhibition. 
Drawing from the Milwaukee Sentinel

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