Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Radisson Motel - Atikokan, Ontario

It's clear that the Radisson hotel chain started from some very humble roots in rural Ontario, Canada.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Dunes Motel - Alturas, CA

Call the anti-defamation league! I can pretty much guarantee that this sign is long gone.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Thunderbird Inn - Mobile, AL

"Muzak" is listed on the back as an amenity, like it's a good thing.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Golden Eagle Motor Inn - Jackson, WY

Looks to me like a wonderful place to do some serious drinking in one's room.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Towne & Country Motel - Cincinnati, OH

My gut tells me that's a 5-foot pool at best, and if she actually dove from that board there's probably a pretty grim story to tell.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Gordo Motel - Gordo, AL

A pretty jaw-dropping card, for obvious reasons. This one was one I deliberately sought out on eBay and am proud to now have in the collection.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Diablo Motel - Walnut Creek, CA

This post is in tribute to Marvel Walter, my grandmother, whose passing down of her postcards to me after her death is what led me to accumulate more. She would have been 90 yesterday.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Bob's Motel - Massena, NY

"Bob's Motel" - for real. Just look at the sign: "Hi there!". "Happy vacationers enjoy the sights Massena has to offer".

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sun-n-Pines Motel - Lufkin, TX

This card was sent from Linda Hupp, Age 8, to "The Price Is Right" TV game show on October 23rd, 1957. Kudos to the staff at CBS for holding onto it so it could land into my collection.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Roulette Motel - Reno, NV

A 1960s classic. It's really almost cheating to post my cards from Vegas or Reno, as they're usually the most dazzling of all motels.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ponderosa Inn - Billings, MT

Happy New Year from the Ponderosa Inn and Sambo's Restaurant in downtown Billings 40+ years ago...!