Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Roadside Texas

Good Luck Oil station, 2631 Ross Avenue, Dallas.
Photo taken in 1982 by Leta Patterson.

Holiday Inn, 10319 South Main Street, Houston.

Seahorse Motel, Galveston.

Villa Capri Motor Hotel, Denton.

Castle Mo-tel, 1125 North 11th Street, Beaumont.

LINK: Pictures from Red Oak Kid's photostream on Flickr.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Martin Luther King

The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
Photographer: Walter Bennett, 1957.

Freedom March (R-L): Matthew Ahmann, Floyd McKissick,
Martin Luther King Jr.and Rev. Eugene Carson Blake.
Washington August 28, 1963 - Photographer: Robert Kelley.

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his "I Have A Dream"
speech during the Freedom March. Washington, DC,
August 28, 1963 - Photographer: Francis Miller.

Photos from the LIFE magazine photo archive.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Three AAA Motels

Indian Village Motor Lodges - West U.S. 30 - Cheyenne, Wyoming - One of America's finest, newest and most unique motor courts, catering to the discriminating guest. All accomodations are steam heated and insulated and have showers or tubs and showers. Also telephones, circulating hot water. Excellent Coffee Shop. Rates from $2.50 for two persons. Open all year --- Where the West begins.

Chesapeake Motel - U.S. Highways 50 & 301 - Grasonville, Maryland - 7 Miles east of Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Telephone: Queenstown 4131 - Ceramic full tiled baths, each with tub and shower combination, Wall to Wall Carpeting, Safe Central Heating, Cross Ventilation, Healthful Artesian Well Water. Every available comfort for the motorist. James A. & Arnold W. Miliner, Owners & Operators.

This postcard has no description on the back. So I did some searching on the web and found this... Patmar's Motel was a Motel, Drive-In, Cafe and Cocktail Lounge which was located in El Segundo, California, opposite Los Angeles Airport on Highway 101.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year !

I would like to take this time to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! And thank you so much for following my blog... It is simply put "A Tour of Americana". Enjoy these great vintage postcards!

Isn't our Terrace Kitchen charming, as you look through the big picture window? The rounded bar divides it into convenient preparation and serving units. Here in the Terrace Kitchen we do our general testing and prepare our luncheons for distinguished guests and for trying out new recipes under typical home conditions - Betty Crocker.

THE VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA - Serving America's Needy Since 1896 - 2601 Carroll Avenue, Cleveland 13, Ohio. Household discards, your old clothing, rags, magazines, newspapers, shoes, waste kitchen fat can mean job opportunities for the handicapped and relief for the needy - Call MAin 1-4650 for Prompt and Courteous Pick-up - AT YOUR SERVICE TO SERVE OTHERS.

INTERNATIONAL CUB CADET - Cleanlined, streamlined lawn and garden power from International Harvester, world's most experienced tractor builder. Amazing handling ease and 7 horsepower engine let you mow an acre an hour... clear snow fast... breeze through every job easier!

The Dutchland at Route 1 and Fillmore Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey - Serving Dutchland Farms Ice Cream - Lets go to Dutchland! - BERT-BROOK, Inc., Proprietors - J.P Causebrook - J.G. Roberts.

You are Welcome at DeLancey's Shell and Gift Shop - Oldest reliable Shell Store since 1939 - Corals ~ Shells ~ Gifts ~ Novelties ~ Retail and Wholesale - 9897 Gulf Boulevard, TReasure Island, St. Petersburg, Florida - Mr. & Mrs. L.G. Dodson, Proprietors.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Holidays!

These postcards celebrated Christmas and the holiday season over a hundred years ago and depict what it is all about... Family !!!

A lot has changed since then, some good, some bad.

But the one thing that never changes is the enjoyment of family and friends. So during this Christmas season, I wish you and your families all the best and hope the New Year brings you all continued good health and success.