Wednesday, January 18, 2017

We've Moved to a New Location

Google keeps telling me this domain's about to get cancelled, but makes it excruciatingly difficult to renew. So I've re-started The Postcard Motel on Wordpress. It looks much better over there anyway.

Check out the new site here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Rep's Motel - Fresno, CA

I truly do miss the days when restaurants would illustrate their signs with giant pig heads or cow faces. And this isn't the first Rep's Motel sign we've published, either.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Owl Motel - Battle Mountain, NV

"Located in the heart of town" - the town being Battle Mountain, NV - pop. 3,635

Thursday, January 21, 2016

El Camino Motel - Socorro, NM

I dropped a crisp $6 on this one at a postcard show last weekend just to have a snap of that sign in my house. Anyone out there ever do any damage at the "El Matador Lounge" on your trips through Socorro?

Monday, January 18, 2016

Knox Motel - Knoxville, TN

If you're interested in honeymooning in Knoxville, they have a "Golden Room for Honeymooners" to go with their Free TV.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Pine Lake Motel - Montgomery, AL

"New and Nice" is their motto, in quotes. "You will like our deluxe accommodations".

Monday, January 11, 2016

Perry's Congress Motel - Perrytown, AR

A true charmer, with rabbit-ear TVs on a stand and a switchboard. "4 Miles East of Hope"

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Traveler Motel - El Cajon, CA

Some serious high lonesome going on here. Don't miss the space-age car in the lower right.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Siesta Motel - Marathon, FL

Oh, that sign. It's why I bid to win this one on eBay. And I certainly hope that's co-owner "Mrs. Charles N. Greene" inserting herself into the photo there.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Imperial "400" Motel - Everett, WA

Only interesting thing to note is that this Washington motel has a toll-free number, plus a different number to call from Texas. WTF?

Friday, December 4, 2015

Parkview Motel - Gunnison, CO

Owned by Dody and Gale Meldrum. Wow. As with so many other 1960s marvels, it's all about the sign.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

Capri Motel - Medford, OR

You'll be quite the pampered Duchess at The Capri, where "everything has been done to create the finest in motel living".

Friday, November 27, 2015

El Capitan Motel - Gallup, NM

Mine was mailed June 29th, 1964. "Folks, arrived here in Gallup at 3pm. Plan to get up tomorrow at 6am and go to the Grand Canyon. - Tom & Carolyn"

Wednesday, July 1, 2015