A view from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. This scene is inside the Court of Four Seasons, with the Fountain of Ceres in the foreground. The golden woman is Ceres herself, the Goddess of Agriculture.
An unidentified casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. On the back:
Here in Las Vegas you will find the largest and most beautiful gambling casinos in the world. In Nevada, gambling is not only legal but ranks as one of the state’s most important industries.
Motel Stevens in Carlsbad, New Mexico. On the back:
1 1/4 miles south of town on U.S. Highways 62, 180, and 285, CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO
Near famous Carlsbad Caverns.
New, excellently equipped rooms with tiled showers and tub baths.
Operating Owner: W.C. CHILDRESS
Telephone 650 – P.O. Box 671
Stay with us when visiting Carlsbad Caverns
Motel Stevens in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The motel also had a restaurant, the Silver Spur Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, displayed on the postcard below.
I’ve always gotten a kick out of the various “too busy to write” postcards, with their pre-fab remarks and check boxes. This Reno card has “Getting Married” as one selection and “Getting RENO-vated” just below that. Too funny.
Reno, Nevada, once known primarily as a venue for countless divorces. If you ever get the chance, watch the 1931 Wheeler and Woolsey comedy, Peach O’Reno, a hilarious look at Reno’s divorce machine. On the back:
RENO – the largest city in Nevada is ideally situated in the fertile meadows on the banks of the Truckee River, and surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. The abundant beauties and attractions of this cosmopolitan city, its zestful and sparkling life, justifies the claim to ‘The Biggest Little City in the World.’
A bit of humor circa 1912. It’s also funny that back then “something in pants” was understood to refer to a man!
This painting by Herbert D. Stitt shows The York, a locomotive that won a $4000 prize in 1830 for being the best practical locomotive design.
Boy-howdy, if there’s one thing I like is a good ostrich fight. This particular melee took place at the Florida Ostrich Farm in Jacksonville, Florida.