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Does Anyone Have Postcards With Cars On Them?

 
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Posted 09/12/2014   1:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Believe it or not, that Sutro Motel in Reno still stands today (according to Google Maps) although it is probably best described as a "cheap motel" (or worse). Not surprising, the sign "Probably the Best" is gone, but the motel takes up two sides of the road on Sutro St. at E. 4th St.:



There's a rather interesting mural painted on the side of the wall of the motel:



After further research the name of the motel "Sutro" although obviously taken from "Sutro St." is more accurately named after Adolph Sutro, which helps to explain the mural:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolph_Sutro
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Posted 09/12/2014   2:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kehess to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool! It really doesn't look that different either. Thanks wt1!
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Posted 09/12/2014   3:44 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Aaaah... technology....
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Posted 09/12/2014   4:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kehess to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"The Beast"

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presid...ed_States%29

Someone must have a better postcard of it!
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Posted 09/12/2014   4:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kehess to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And a completely different kind of beast

PM 13 Feb 1985 Santa Ana CA to St Paul MN



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Posted 09/14/2014   09:56 am  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
RE: ye ole Presidential Limo card...

...after JFK, they stopped using open cars to protect the President... so no doubt Ronnie stressed out the secret service when he used his sunroofs like that! I'd have to look it up, but you'd think if this was after the assassination attempt, Reagan wouldn't want to put himself in harm's way like that. Perhaps he simply thought it was more important to be visible to the public.
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Posted 09/14/2014   1:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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...after JFK, they stopped using open cars to protect the President... so no doubt Ronnie stressed out the secret service when he used his sunroofs like that! I'd have to look it up, but you'd think if this was after the assassination attempt, Reagan wouldn't want to put himself in harm's way like that.


Actually, it's clear that the Reagan postcard shown earlier is from his 1981 Inauguration. It's also clear that he's riding in the old Lincoln limo that was part of the Presidential fleet at the time (prior to changing to Cadillac in 1983.)

Here's a similar (yet different photo) of the event. You can tell by the clothing and some other details that the postcard and picture were taken at nearly the same time:

http://www.history.com/topics/us-pr...gural-parade

Also, checking out the earlier posted link about Presidential limos, it's interesting to note that:


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The Lincoln was used by Presidents Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan; it was the limousine that Reagan was about to enter at the time of his assassination attempt in 1981. Ironically, the vehicle's armor proved a crucial factor in causing Reagan's gunshot wound - the president was not directly hit, he was struck by a bullet that ricocheted off the armored side of the vehicle.
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Posted 10/01/2014   4:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
More on the Golden West Lodge at Lake Chelan, Washington:


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Posted 10/01/2014   4:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks wt1, that background history on the Golden West Lodge is much appreciated. I only bought the card because of the 1933-34 Ford 2dr sedan. Nice to see there is more to the card than just the car.
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Posted 10/04/2014   1:15 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
WT1 - well there we go then!
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A late entry for the topic. The begining of the end for working horses.



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Posted 11/05/2014   10:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Although this is more of a picture than a postcard, it is always interesting to see how the same image changes over time. It appears to me this must be the same property about 20 years or so later ... probably sometime during the 1930s (by the look of the cars):



(Postal History Buffs: Did anyone notice the cute little mailbox mounted to a post right next to the couple crossing the street?!)
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Posted 11/09/2014   11:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Chrysler Thunderbolt ... now, *there* was a car ... sort of ...

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=chrysler+thunderbolt

Norman Bel Geddes, where are you, now that we need you?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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Posted 11/09/2014   11:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very Cool, that Thunderbolt. I would though hate to change a flat tire on that car.
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