Category Archives: Post Card

Westwood Village CA

Westwood Village CA
Westwood Village CA

Showing old businesses of the city and traffic, text on the backside reads:

Westwood Village is ultra-modern, different in every respect, in a land at unusual communities. Smart shops, intimate restaurants, outdoor skating rink and the college atmosphere, all lend to make Westwood one of the most unusual and pictoresque of California’s newer cities.

A similar view, ca.20 years earlier, we see here.)

Sands Motel Wichita Falls TX

Western Sands Motel Wichita Falls TX
Western Sands Motel Wichita Falls TX

This is a very interesting card. It shows some kind of clone of the ‘real’ Sands hotel in Las Vegas. It is the Sands motel Wichita Falls TX. The architecture and the sign look definitely similar, just scaled down.
(The original card is here.)

Card reads:

Western Sands Motel
Hwys, 82 and 277 at the Circle
Wichita Falls TX
One of the newest and finest in the city. 56 beautiful rooms with free television, free ice, heated pool, individual heat and air conditioning. Complete dining facilities, wall to wall carpeting, combination tile baths, 24hours room phones. Only three minutes from downtown
Phone: 322-5618. L.D 29.P.O. Box 2078

Sands Motel Las Vegas NV

The Sands Motel Las Vegas NV
The Sands is a great hotel created in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. This magnificent structure was created by a leading designer who has achieved an architectural blend of modern beauty and design which will remain unsurpassed for years to come.
(A card of a hotel with the same and similar architectural layout (!) is here.)

Side note:
The Sands Motel Las Vegas NV and many other Vegas hotels of the 50’s are featured in this interesting video

Wall Drug Store, Wall SD

Wall Drug Store Wall SD 1953
Wall Drug Store Wall SD 1953

Taken approximately the same time, mid 50’s. Text reads:

The Wall Drug Store, at Wall, South Dakota. This business was started by Ted and Dorothy Hustead in 1931. Ted and Dorothy still operate the business with the help of their Pharmacist son, Bill. Some of the free attractions for the tourists are the life size animated Cowboy Orchestra, the life size, animated, Chuck Wagon Quartette, the bucking horse, covered wagon, 6 foot rabbit, stuffed, and buffalo, stuffed.

Wall Drug store (earlier years)