Father O’Keefe

Father O'Keefereverse of postcardAgainst formidable odds, Father O’Keefe resurrected San Luis Rey Mission from a condition of utter ruin. On the back of the postcard we see the stamp indicating that it was purchased at “Ramona’s Marriage Place”. If you’re not hep to Ramona, then why not peruse my collection of Ramona Postcards, where you’ll learn the story behind the fictitious bride.

Hungry Alligator in Florida

Hungry Alligatorpostcard backI liked this postcard immediately when I spotted it at the antique mall this afternoon, and I really liked it when I saw the back. Not only do you show the folks back home an image of the vicious alligators you encountered, but you also get to tell them about the horrific temperatures you endured!

1960 Cushman Scooters

Cushman ScootersAn advertising postcard promoting the 1960 Cushman scooters. On the back:

Beautiful new 1960 Cushman scooters are the modern way to go. Sleekly designed and precision engineered, they offer the ultimate in dynamic performance and low cost of operation. The smart Road King is shown at left in the picture, the dynamic Super Eagle at right.

Town House Motel

Town House MotelPart of the Best Western chain, this is San Antonio, Texas’ Town House Motel. On the back:

Town House Motel
Courtesy Car to Airport – Restaurant
Air Conditioned – Executive Suites
Heated Pool – Valet Service
TV – FM & AM Radios – Telephones
Barber & Beauty Shops
942 N.E. Loop 410
Telephone 826-6311
San Antonio, Texas 78216

Aquarena Cacti

Aquarena SpringsAnother Aquarena Springs postcard, this image taking “uninteresting” to a whole new level. The cacti is all but invisible in the poorly exposed shot, and it’s difficult to read the sign attached to the tree. (it says “Brag Tree”) On the back:

AQUARENA, San Marcos, Texas. The Texana Village Exhibit at Aquarena features the largest variety collection of cacti and tropical plants in the southwest if not in the nation. Literally hundreds of odd shaped and colorful specimens are viewed in a tropical setting of waterfalls and trickling streams. Another photographer’s “must see”.