Famous 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:
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.
This 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.
Mailed in 1912, this postcard proclaims Portland, Oregon to be The Rose City.
The high school in Salem, Oregon. Well over 100 years old, this postcard looks as fresh as the day it was printed.
A combination of landscape and still-life, this embossed birthday postcard also sports a bit of Art Nouveau styling.
This lovely embossed Christmas postcard was mailed on Dec. 20, 1911.
Mailed 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.
I just came across a few nice embossed holiday cards, including this unusual New Years greeting. It’s a beauty!
Another view of the Lakes and Pines Motel in St. Paul, Minnesota, this one reflecting some appearance changes when compared to the previous card.
The Lakes & Pines Motel & Cafe, St. Paul, Minnesota. On the back:
ONE OF THE MIDWEST’S FINEST MOTELS
1801 HUDSON ROAD – TOWER 3557
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