Gateway Arch – St. Louis, Missouri

Located close to the point where in 1764, Piere Laclede the French explorer founded this city, our tallest National Monument affords a grand panoramic view of both side of the Mississippi from its top. Visitors have a 30 mile perspective of the city and surroundings. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is administered by the National ParkContinue reading “Gateway Arch – St. Louis, Missouri”

The Ambassador Hotel – Kansas City, Missouri

Broadway at 36th Kansas City, Missouri Air Conditioned – Rooms & Apartments – Meeting Rooms – Roof Garden We are proud of our Colony Dining Room and Cocktail Lounge – one of the most unique in the Middlewest – Where Dining in an art

Greetings From….

Today’s offering is a baker’s dozen of Curt Teich large-letter Greetings From….postcards. Curteich was the largest producer of color and quality linen postcards for more than 5 decades. Teich postcards are easy to date, as there is a code on all codes that tells you when it was published. There is a handy dating guideContinue reading “Greetings From….”

Entering Missouri/Entering Arkansas

These two undated, unmarked real photo postcards of the border between Arkansas and Missouri. After a little sleuthing, I determined that this is Highway 61, just east of Blytheville, Arkansas. If I knew enough about cars then I could probably put a date on these postcards. There is nothing left on the Missouri side. TheContinue reading “Entering Missouri/Entering Arkansas”

Diamonds Restaurant and Inn – Villa Ridge, Missouri

The Banana Stand opened in Villa Ridge, Missouri about 35 miles west of St. Louis in 1923. The small roadside stand owned and operated by Spencer and Ursula Groff was an big hit.  Every year the place expanded. In the 1930s the now restaurant was renamed The Diamonds. In 1947, The Diamonds were serve a recordContinue reading “Diamonds Restaurant and Inn – Villa Ridge, Missouri”

Bob Cummings Motor Hotel – Joplin, Missouri

Bob Cummings was a well-known actor of both television and movies. He was born in Joplin, Missouri on June 9, 1910. I will let IMDB give a brief biography for me, as this isn’t really about Bob’s career: Effective light comedian of ’30s and ’40s films and ’50s and ’60s TV series, Robert Cummings wasContinue reading “Bob Cummings Motor Hotel – Joplin, Missouri”

Championship Wrestling from St. Louis – September 24, 1948

This is an advertising postcard for Championship Wrestling from St. Louis on Friday, September 24, 1948. This was a really interesting find for me. Most people don’t know that I am a fan of this history of professional wrestling. In my years of collecting I had never come across anything like this. There is nothingContinue reading “Championship Wrestling from St. Louis – September 24, 1948”

Abra K Dabra: Pizza Magic

Every so often I come across something in my collection that I hadn’t paid much attention to in the past but when I rediscover it I become fascinated and wanted to know more about it. This is a matchbook for a place called Abra K Dabra. There were only two locations listed and it advertisedContinue reading “Abra K Dabra: Pizza Magic”

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