I Wonder Why?

Victorian PostcardThis interesting postcard was mailed from Chicago to West Virginia in 1913. I have to say that this particular postcard, like many others from the time, reflects some sort of Victorian sentiment that just doesn’t register in my late 20th century mind. If anyone cares to take a stab at interpreting this scene I’d like to hear from you.

Hoover’s Paradise Motel and Coffee Shop

Hoover's Paradise MotelHoover’s Paradise Motel and Coffee Shop, McAllen, Texas. The postcard was mailed in 1963 and has this description on the back:

45 Units, all air-conditioned, TV, Radios, Room Phones, Refrigerators in all rooms. Swimming Pool, Shuffleboard and the most beautiful landscaped grounds in South Texas. Three blocks to shopping area and ten minutes to Old Mexico on Highway 336. We accept American Express Credit Cards. Owner Operated. Phone MU-6-2453.

Turner Turnpike

Turner Turnpike, OklahomaOklahoma’s Turner Turnpike. Mailed from Tulsa in 1954, there is a description on the back:

The fabulous new Turner Turnpike was completed at a cost of over $38,000,000. It has reduced the driving distance between Tulsa and Oklahoma City to 88 unimpeded miles.