In 1940, and probably for several years before and after, the Gene Autry cap pistol was the main industry in Kenton, Ohio, a town of then 7,000.
Vintage Gene Autry Items
In November of 2008, Gene Autry Entertainment made several vintage Gene Autry items from its collection available for sale exclusively through the Autry Museum's Store. All of the items are original (not reproduction) and in good to excellent condition.
Throughout his entertainment career, Gene Autry commissioned original Christmas cards to send to friends and associates. This card, circa 1947, features an illustration of a campfire scene with Gene Autry playing his guitar while three cowboys sit nearby. The inside reads "HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM MELODY RANCH Gene Autry and Champ" with an illustration of Gene Autry riding Champion while pulling a pine tree behind them as they enter Melody Ranch.
Throughout his entertainment career, Gene Autry commissioned original Christmas cards to send to friends and associates. This card, circa 1946, features an illustration of Gene Autry on his horse Champion and a "rope" script greeting of "Merry Christmas, Folks" on the front. The inside reads "Back in the saddle again Gene Autry and Champ" with illustrations of an airplane and saddle.
These Christmas songs come from the heart of a man who has a deep feeling for the spirit and warmth of this holiday which means so much to all of us, as we feel that CHRISTMASTIME with GENE AUTRY will help his friends everywhere enjoy the real spirit of Christmas.
Folks, maybe it would be fun to "remember when" and stroll through those priceless memories that gave us some wonderful cowboy singing stars like Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Eddie Dean, Jimmy Wakely, Rex Allen and Tex Ritter.