Detail of an ad for Greyhound Bus Lines. The American Magazine. May 1937.  Bus travel had become quite popular in the 1930s, especially after the 1934 film, It Happened One Night focused on the madcap adventures of an heiress and reporter traveling from Florida to New York by Greyhound bus. This sparked an overall sense of adventure and bus travel became more popular. By 1936, Greyhound added more buses and routes to their line, and by 1937 many new stations were built in the classic “Streamline Moderne” style that became synonymous with bus travel.

Detail of an ad for Greyhound Bus Lines. The American Magazine. May 1937. 

Bus travel had become quite popular in the 1930s, especially after the 1934 film, It Happened One Night focused on the madcap adventures of an heiress and reporter traveling from Florida to New York by Greyhound bus. This sparked an overall sense of adventure and bus travel became more popular. By 1936, Greyhound added more buses and routes to their line, and by 1937 many new stations were built in the classic “Streamline Moderne” style that became synonymous with bus travel.