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

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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 guide…

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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. The…

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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 record…

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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 was…

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Stouffer’s Top of the…Restaurants

A history of every Stouffer’s Top of the…Restaurants built from 1956 to 1979.

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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 nothing…

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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 advertised…

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