Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pool Party!

Come with me to the Catskills for a Pool Party!

The top card is from the Hotel Zeiger in Fallsburg, NY.  The back of this card advertises "Best in entertainment -- sports -- accommodations and cuisine.  Dietary laws observed.  Beautiful Aquacade Pool and Sun Deck."  This resort later became the Eldorado, then the Palms.  Some say it then became a religious bungalow colony, but for the most part it's abandoned.

The middle card is from the Concord Hotel in Kiamesha Lake, NY.  At its peak, it had 1,500 rooms and was one of the larger hotels in the Catskills.  For sad pictures of this resort in ruins, use this link:  As of recently, however, Concord owner Louis Cappelli has been negotiating with the casino company Mohegan Sun to revive his defunct luxury hotel and racino plan on the site of the one-time jewel of Catskill resorts.  Let's see what the future brings!

The bottom card is from the Raleigh Hotel, in South Fallsburg, NY, another Catskill classic.  This one is still in business, focusing on Orthodox Jewish clientele.  Surprise!


Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I love this style of card but I never seem to come across them myself.

LiT Web Studio said...

wow! these are having a moment of postcard envy! LOVE the compositional balance of the top one - it's a really great shot! happy PFF!

Clytie said...

I love this style of postcard too - thank you for the background info on them!

dmarks said...

"Dietary laws observed"

I wonder if this applies to the new soda ban .

Max said...

Glad you like these! I'll post more as the summer goes on. Many, many chrome hotel cards feature the pool as the key they're really not that hard to find.

Irene said...

What a shame such glamour gave way... it is a lovely part of the countyr.