The American Royal Live Stock Show in Kansas City, Missouri. The scene depicted here resembles a rodeo arena more than a place to judge livestock, but what do I know?
“Hull’s” Colonial Village in Rolla, Missouri. On the back:
COMPLETELY MODERN HOTEL AND COTTAGES
Famous For Fine Foods
Highway 66 East and 63
The Hotel Jefferson in St. Louis, Missouri was built in 1904, with a significant addition constructed in 1928. This postcard shows the grill and coffee shop in the “New” Hotel Jefferson, so I’d guess that this view is of the new portion.
Sam the Orangutan riding a tricycle at the St. Louis Zoo. According to the zoo’s website, Sam shook hands with visitors, smoked a pipe and, during the 1924 opening of the Primate House, sat next to St. Louis mayor Henry Kiel.
Well this sounds like it was just a swell place:
LAZY DAYS RESORT – LINN CREEK, MO.
12 Miles South of Bagnell Dam
One of the finest on the entire lake. Fishing, Boating, Swimming and other Recreational Facilities for the entire family.
This one is an “official souvenir” of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, and includes a view of the Palace of Agriculture against a silver background. It’s published by Samuel Cupples Envelope Co., “sole Worlds Fair stationers.”
Hmm….I wonder what sort of message is being sent if you receive a funeral home postcard? On the back:
Springfield’s Modern air conditioned Funeral Home.
The Most modernly equipped establishment in South West Missouri
ALMA LOHMEYER – JEWELL E. WINDLE
Showing a boat landing on the Blue River in Kansas City, Missouri, this divided back postcard includes plenty of interesting details.
The Rock Village Lodge in Springfield, Missouri. I like this postcard for the ’50s cars in the parking lot and also for the sign that promotes the lodge as featuring “RCA Television”. Neat-o! On the back:
ROCK VILLAGE LODGE
At Jct. Hiway 65-66-166 N. E. Edge of
One of America’s finest and most beautiful Motor Hotels. Mail & Telegraph service. Each unit free Television & Radios, Private Telephones, Air Conditioned, Tile Combination Tub & Shower Baths, Central Steam Heat. Dining Room and Cocktail Lounge. Excellent Food.
Member Congress of Motor Hotels
Recommended by Duncan Hines
Phone 6-6688 – P.O. Box 1651 S.S.S.
I’m intrigued by this unmailed postcard, as the message on the reverse alludes to things that I can’t sort out. I suspect it refers to some sort of club, and hopefully someone can provide more information. The front has written the number, 8773, and similar four-digit numbers are referenced in the correspondence:
“Dear Ideal Friend 8769 –
Your card dated Sept. 8 came duly to hand and you promised faithfully you would send photo post card; up to date you have not done so. Now dear friend thats not fair. You have mine & fair exchange is no robbery. That card “An exercise on the piano” is all right only they ought to hold each other more tightly. [illegible word] but its good that is what she is saying. #8743″