Thursday, April 28, 2011

British Pavilion - Expo'67

My postcard collection is pretty lame when it comes to British Royalty, so I have nothing to post in honor of the wedding today. I do have a lot of cards of the World's Fair in Montreal, 1967, however, so with a little bit of a stretch to make the connection, here are two views of the Great Britain pavilion from Expo'67! The bottom view is one of a series of cards depicting architectural models of the various pavilions, presumably sold before the fair's construction was completed.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fish Shanty, Los Angeles

From the back: Located in the heart of Restaurant Row, La Cienega at Fourth. Fish and Sea Food Luncheons, Dinners, and Cocktails temptingly served in a unique Marine Setting.

Not on the back: Our front door is shaped like a whale's mouth, enhancing your dining experience.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Luxury Hotel

This fine establishment is really not in San Juan -- it's in Pennsylvannia. Certainly a fine homage to the Latin tropics, we might wonder nevertheless why this place was built in Amish country, sombrero mucho grande and all. The back marks the location on "U. S. 22, Penn Highway 6 miles east of Pittsburgh 21, Pa., at Turnpike Entrance. " And it case it wasn't clear from the picture, it goes on to describe the hotel as "A Luxurious Hotel -- the finest accomodations at the Pittsburgh Turnpike Entrance." My guess is that it was the only hotel at the Pittsburgh Turnpike Entrance.