Maryland Restaurant: Mrs. K's Toll House, Silver Spring
'A garden corner of America's most unusual place to dine, this is Mrs. K's Toll House on U.S. Route 29 in Silver Spring MD. Perfect blending of food and atmosphere make this an experience one should not miss when in the Washington DC area. Reservations required. ' That was the description on this chrome postcard published in Genuine Natural Color by Dexter Press, Inc., West Nyack NY. The card has a divided back and is in like new condition - unused and clean with no bends, tears, writing or other defects.
Canada: Holliday Motor Hotel And Drive-in, Sarnia, Ontario
Two photos, showing some great 1950s cars parked around it, cover the front of this neat postcard from Canada. The Holliday Motor Hotel -- 'Canada's Finest' - was 3 miles east of Sarnia on No. 7 Highway. It boasted 40 ultra-modern units, private tiled showers, radiant heat, telephone and television in every room, drive-in restaurant and complete car service! The photo card is like new with a divided back - unused and clean with no bends, tears, writing or other defects.
Billed as the place 'Where you meet your friends and enjoy good food,' this renowned local restaurant was in the downtown location of the Younker Brothers Department Store in Des Moines, IA. Always elegant with linen tablecloths and floral centerpieces at each table, Younkers Tea Room served lunches and dinners to office workers and shoppers! This real photo card is in Very Good condition with only one small crease at bottom right corner. It has a divided back and is unused and clean with no bends, tears, writing or other defects.
Missouri Hotel/restaurant: The Rathskeller, Hotel Lennox, St. Louis
This postcard offers 'Best Wishes from the Rathskeller' in the Hotel Lennox, 9th and Washington, St. Louis, MO. Noting that the hotel had 350 air-conditioned rooms and two air-conditioned restaurants, the card advertises 'legendary' broiled steaks and Maine lobsters. The card is in Like New condition, with no bends, tears, writing or other defects. It has a divided back and stamp box.
Advertising all six of its locations in and around Hollywood, CA, this postcard shows Rand's Round Up, 7580 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, home of Chuck Wagon Food. Chuck Wagon Dinner and Chuck Wagon Lunch hours are specified. The linen card was published by Mellinger Studios, 597 Figueroa Dr., Altadena CA. It is unused, although there are some stains on the address portion of the divided back. It does not, however, have any bends, tears, writing or other defects.
Canary Cottage Café was located at 207 High Ave. East in Oskaloosa - with this card offering directions to 'turn off State Highway 92 and U.S. Highway 63 at Green's Ford Garage and go one block south and one block east.' Once you arrived at the AAA Recommended café, Proprietors Don and Hazel Hemphill promised 'Quality Food, Courteous Service.' The also provided the recipe for the Café's Chocolate Fudge Cake and Fudge Frosting on the front of the card with the building's entry. The card was published by Hamilton Photo Co., Ames, IA with the YorKolor Process, New York NY. It is like new -- unused and clean with no bends or tears, no writing or other defects.
Apparently known for its Chocolate Fudge Cake with Fudge Frosting, since the recipe for each is printed next to the café's entry on the front of this card, the Canary Cottage Café was on High Avenue East in Oskaloosa IA. Proprietors Don and Hazel Hemphill promised Quality Food and Courteous Service with lunch and dinner served except on Monday. The card was published by The Vernon Co., Newton IA. It is like new -- unused and clean with no bends or tears, no writing or other defects.
Iowa Restaurant: Canary Cottage Café, Oskaloosa, Real Photo
Here's a real photo postcard from the Canary Cottage Café, Oskaloosa, Iowa, showing some nifty 1950s cars parked in front. The card gives information on the café's location, as well as driving directions and recipes for what must have been some of their popular fare -- Chocolate Fudge Cake and Fudge Frosting! It was published as #5267 by the Hamilton Photo Co., Ames Iowa and is like new -- unused and clean with no bends, tears, writing or other defects. A nice old-timer!
A billboard advertising Winga's Café, Washington, Iowa, appears to have been left unfinished by the billboard workers, with the note 'Gone to Eat at Winga's Café' appearing above the picture of an empty scaffolding. The reverse says the restaurant was home to Washington's Famous Coffee Club with over 1,000 members. Proprietor was John Winga. The linen card has a divided back and stamp box and was published by Standard Printing, Hannibal, MO. It is like new -- unused and clean with no bends or tears, no writing or other defects. We mail all of our postcards in a plastic sleeve with cardboard on each side for durability in the mail. We are happy to combine multiple items into a single shipment to save on shipping costs.