Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States

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This collection comprises 130 postcards dating from approximately 1930 to 1960. The postcards depict motels (including motor courts and cabins), restaurants, roadside attractions, and scenic views from across the United States. Click here for a detailed description of the collection.

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Grand View - Ship Motel on U.S. 30
On back of card: 'Grand View-Ship Hotel on U.S. 30. The only steamboat in the mountains in U.S. Summit of Allegheny Mts. 17 miles west of Bedford, Pa. on Historic Lincoln Highway, overlooking 3 states and 7 counties. Elevation 2,464 feet.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
S. S. Grand View Point Hotel
On front of card: 'Approaching S. S. Grand View Point Hotel Eastbound, Overlooking 3 States, 7 Counties. Elev. 2,464 ft. 17 miles west of Bedford, PA. Route 30. 6A-H2269', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The Cactus Grill
On front of card: 'The Cactus Grill. Express Highways 41 and 19. 5 Miles South of Atlanta, Georgia. AAA' on back of card: 'The Cactus Grill. Express Highways 41 and 19. 5 Miles South of Atlanta, Georgia. AAA. Operated in connection with The Atlanta Motel - 42 modern motel units. Fine Food. fully Air Conditioned. Modern Equipment. Seating capacity 120 and serving all meals. Hours 6 A.M. to 11 P.M. Paved Parking. Owned and Operated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Campbell, Phone Jonesboro 9811. R.F.D. No. 1, Riverdale, Georgia.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Dutch Mill Restaurant
On front of card: 'Dutch Mill Restaurant. East of Madison, Wis., on Highways 12-18-51.' on back of card: 'Dutch Mill Restaurant. Jct. of Highways 12-18-51 East of Madison, Wis. A Variety of Steaks, chicken, fish, Lobster Tails, Shrimp, Sandwiches. Serving the best of food. Cocktail Lounge. We are open for breakfast: Hours 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. from June 1st to Labor Day. Open 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. thereafter.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Christie's: San Antonio, Texas Seafood Headquarters
On front of card: 'San Antonio, Texas Seafood Headquarters 3130 Broadway.' on back of card: 'Christie's. 3130 Broadway. San Antonio, Texas. Headquarters for freshest seafood. Shipped daily to us from our own fleet. K.C. Steaks and chicken dinners. Very reasonable prices.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Dutch Cupboard, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
On back of postcard: 'Dutch Cupboard. Gettysburg, Penna. Completely air conditioned. Serving delicious Pa. Dutch Food. Famous for Schnitz Un Knepp, Shoofly pie, homemade bread, and many other Dutch dishes. Homlie atmosphere - in scenic Gettysburg. Intersection routes 140 and 15 south. Open every day 7:00 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. Recommended by - Duncan Hines and gourmet.' Postcards, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
White Turkey Drive-In
On back of card: 'White Turkey. Drive In and Restaurant with Cocktail Lounge. Fine Food, Moderate Prices, Excellent Service. AIR CONDITIONED. One of Florida's outstanding Restaurants 'We Invite Your Patronage.' Hi-way 17-92 in Orlando.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hot Shoppes Drive-In Restaurants
On front of card: 'The Hot Shoppes - Drive-in Restaurants. Washington - Baltimore - Philadelphia. OB-H1931' on back of card: Hot Shoppes Drive-In Restaurants. Washington - Baltimore - Philadelphia. No parking problems. Drive in and dine inside your car or in our beautiful Dining Rooms. Enjoy Luncheons, Dinners, Milk Shakes, A & W Root Beer, Hamburgers, Barbecues, Delicious Hot Shoppe Ice Cream --14 flavors.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Valley Green Inn
On front of card: 'Philadelphia, Pa. The Valley Green Inn, Wissahickon Drive.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Brown Derby Restaurant and Cottages
On front of card: 'Indiana's Most Enjoyable Restaurant and Grill.' on back of card: 'Brown Derby Cottages, Inc. Evansville, Indiana. U.S. Highway 41, South.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bob's Motor Court and Restaurant
On front of card: 'Bob's Motor Court & Restaurant. 4 1/2 Miles North of Elizabeth City, N.C. On U.S. 17.' on back of card: 'Bob's Motor Court & Restaurant. 15 Rooms Each with Private Baths. Steam Heat - Restaurant on Premises. Open All Year.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bozeman's Court and Restaurant
On front of card: 'Bozeman's Court and Restaurant. Nashville Tennessee.' on back of card: 'Bozeman's. Nashville, Tennessee. U.S. 41-70S. AAA. Recommended. Featuring large fireproof rooms, luxuriously furnished with Simmons metal furniture and Beautyrest mattresses. Tile bath with tub and shower. Terrazo floors, automatic electric heat, telephone in each room, electric fan and fluorescent lighting. Large modern air-conditioned Restaurant. Recommended by Duncan Hines.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bozeman's Motel and Restaurant
On front of card: 'Bozeman's Motel and Restaurant. Nashville, Tennessee. Quality Courts United, Inc. AAA. American Hotel Association. Recommended by Duncan Hines.' on back of card: 'Bozeman's. Nashville, Tennessee. Featuring 85 large fireproof rooms, each equipped with air-conditioning, free television, telephone, automatic electric heat and tile baths. Swimming pool, wading pool and playground. Large, modern air-conditioned Restaurant. Ours is a Quality Court - Phone: Alpine 6-4163.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wind Mill Motel and Restaurant
On front of card: 'Wind Mill Motel and Restaurant. Nicholasville, Kentucky.' on back of card: 'Wind Mill Motel and Restaurant. Photes: 9101-505F12. Seven miles south of LEXINGTON on U.S. 27. Nicholasvile, KY. Eighteen Rooms and eighteen Baths, Steam Heated, with Radios in each room. Excellent Food. Chicken and Steak a Specialty. New and Completely Modern, Air-Conditioned.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wind Mill Motel and Restaurant
On front of card: 'Wind Mill Motel and Restaurant. Nicholasville, Kentucky.' on back of card: 'Wind Mill Motel and Restaurant. Photes: 9101-505F12. Seven miles south of LEXINGTON on U.S. 27. Nicholasvile, KY. Eighteen Rooms and eighteen Baths, Steam Heated, with Radios in each room. Excellent Food. Chicken and Steak a Specialty. New and Completely Modern.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Dutch Motel, Augusta, Georgia
Dutch Motel. 5 miles south of Augusta, Georgia. on back of card: 'Dutch Motel. 5 Miles South of Augusta, Ga. On U.S. 1. Phone 3-9290. Air-conditioned, summer and winter. Convenient dining room - rooms for families. Accommodations for 150 Guests. 'Look for the Windmill.' AAA.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Marva Courts, Pensacola Beach
On front of card: 'Marva Courts. Pensacola Beach. Gulf Breeze, Florida.' on back of card: 'Marva Courts. Located on the World's Most Beautiful Beach at Pensacola, Florida. Gulf and Bay Swimming - Good Fishing - Pollen Free. Mr. & Mrs. O. Davis - Managers. Phone Yellowstone 2-2287.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Knox Motel, Knoxville, Tennessee
On front of card: 'Knox Motel. 7 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee on U.S. Highway 25-W.' on back of card: 'AAA. Knox Motel. 7 Miles North of Knoxville, Tennessee on U.S. Highway 25-W. 33 rooms, 33 baths (showers and combinations). Beauty Rest and Goodyear Englander (foam rubber) Mattresses carpeted floors and electric heat. Good Restaurant Directly Across Highway (open 6 AM to 12 PM) Powell, Tennessee - Phone 4-9916.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
New Palace Motel, Albany, Kentucky
On front of card: 'New Palace Motel. Junction of KY. - 35 & 90 Albany, KY.' on back of card: 'The town between the lakes welcomes you. Visit the New Palace Motel. Ultra modern, television, fireside lounge, super service station. Fisherman paradise 6 miles from Lake Cumberland, 6 miles from Dale Hollow Lake, 6 miles to Seventy Six Falls, 13 miles to Wolf Creek Dam, on 'Cumberland Scenic drive' and 'Eastern National Park-to-park highway.' Ed. P. Warinner, Owner - Albany, Ky.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Whistling Pines Motel
On front of card: 'Whistling Pines Motel. U.S. 17 -1 1/2 miles south of Elizabeth City, North Carolina.' on back of card: 'Whistling Pines Motel. Colonial Atmosphere. Private Bath - Steam Heat. Restaurant - Air-conditioned. 1 1/2 miles south of Elizabeth City, N.C.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Eisenhower Motor Court, Newport, Tennessee
On front of card: 'Eisenhower Motor Court. Newport, Tennessee.' on back of card: 'Eisenhower Motor Court. 1/2 Mile West of Post Office. Newport, Tennessee. U.S. Highway 25, 70, and 411. Modern Hotel Rooms. Electrically Heated -- Tiled Showers. Short drive to Smoky Mountain National Park. Esso Service Station in Connection with Court. For Reservation - phone 3381. Mr. & Mrs. R.C. Porter, Owners & Managers. AAA.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Sanders Court and Cafe
On front of card: 'Sanders Courts. Tile Baths. Steam Heated. 5 Miles North of Asheville, N.C. At Junct. U.S. 25, 70, 19, and 23. At Corbin, KY. Junct. U.S. 25, 25E and 25W.' on back of card: 'Sanders Courts. Asheville, N.C. Corbin Ky. Excellent accommodations for the Traveler. 'Perfect Sleeper' Bedding, Tile Baths, Radio in every room, STEAM HEAT, Air Cooled, Splendid food in dining room.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Sanders Court and Cafe
On front of card: 'Sanders Court & Cafe. Corbin - Kentucky. Corbin, Ky. Junct. U.S. 25, 25E and 25W. 32 Rooms - 32 Baths. At Asheville N.C. 5 Miles North. At Junct. U.S. 25, 70, 19, and 23.' on back of card: 'Sander's Court. Corbin, KY. Asheville, N.C. H.D. Sanders, Owner-Mgr. Offer complete accommodations with tile baths (abundance of hot water), carpeted floors, 'perfect Sleeper' beds, air conditioned, steam heated, radio in every room, open all year, serving excellent food.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Drake Hotel Courts, Nashville, Tennessee
On front of card: 'Drake Hotel Courts, Nashville, Tenn. AAA' on back of card: 'The Drake. The South's Newest and Finest. Four minutes south of Nashville, on Highway 41-70S. Beauty Rest Mattresses, Tile Baths, Carpeting, Electric Heat, Circulating Ice Water, Radio, Telephone in Each Room. Phone 68177.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
One of Indiana's Finest Motels - Pyramid Village Motel
On front of card: 'One of Indiana's Finest Motels. Pyramid Village Motel. Jeffersonville, Ind. Located 5 miles north of Louisville, Ky., on U.S. Highway 31-E.' on back of card: 'Pyramid Village Motel. U.S. Highway 31-E. Jeffersonville, Ind. 5 Miles North of Louisville, KY. All Rooms with Private Baths, Electric Heat Individually Controlled, Air-Cooled, Simmons Furniture, Beautyrest Mattresses, Radios. Restaurant on Premises. Owners and Managers Mr. & Mrs. J. Hickey. Phone: Jeffersonville 3-3026. Member Indiana Motor Hotel Association.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Postcards of motels, roadside attractions, restaurants, etc. in the United States (Accession 2007.214), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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