This is part of my collection of roadside postcards. These cards show any roadside location. The choice is just personal. There are countless available. I often choose cards, that show the same location within a couple of years. Card are typically in a timeframe of 1940 to 1960.
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.)
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
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.)
The Sands Motel Las Vegas NV and many other Vegas hotels of the 50’s are featured in this interesting video