“IT” Drive In

IT Drive InFamous for their poor-boy sandwiches, this is the “IT” drive-in restaurant, Lejeune, North Carolina. I’ll bet this was a happening place in the ’50s. (the card is postmarked 1955) What do you think of that airport-like control tower? On the back is a thoroughly entertaining message:

Dear Buzz,
We went to the beach at Surf City yesterday. It’s beautiful, all kinds of pretty sea shells too. I got some for Sherry. The undertow is terrific and sharks were swimming just about 30 yards off shore, so I didn’t dare do any swimming. Just got wet. On the way back we ran over a copperhead & Hook killed him with a log. He was hard to kill & horrible looking. It’s still windy here but the sun looks mighty good. Say hello to B & W for me.
Love Altha


Naturama postcardThis linen postcard celebrates a spectacular Budweiser advert on Times Square. On the back:

A man-made reproduction of one of Nature’s scenic wonders – realistically illuminated. Acclaimed the premier of all post-war spectacular advertising ideas.
Mammoth in conception, heroic in size and dramatic in effect, it achieves an illusion of vast depth and distance by a play of unseen colored lights on a three-dimensional sculpturing. A million travelers see it daily on Broadway and Forty-Third Street, Times Square, New York.
Anheuser-Busch Inc.

The Girls We Can’t Forget

The Girls We Can't ForgetMailed from Ohio to West Virginia in 1911, this postcard has written on the back:

Hello! Deacon how are you? I guess you began to think that I was never going to answer your card, but here I come again now. And I’ll tell you if that girl of yours is as slow getting supper as she is answering my letter I am afraid you will get pretty hungry sometimes. ha ha! I am still waiting for that invitation to that big [illegible]. Now don’t forget me what ever you do.
Yours truly, Tabitha.

Lakes & Pines Motel

Lakes & Pines MotelThe Lakes & Pines Motel & Cafe, St. Paul, Minnesota. On the back:

In East St. Paul on Highway U.S. 12
56 ultra-modern units in Ranch Style Motel. Beautifully furnished rooms with Simmons two toned steel furniture and Beauty rest inner spring mattresses. Private tile baths with glass enclosed showers. Thermostatically controlled floor furnaces. Beautiful spacious landscaped grounds. Housekeeping facilities in 44 units.
Home Cooked Food in Attractive Dining Room
Recommended by Duncan Hines
Member of AAA