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Tag: Texas

Vintage ephemera: Two for the road

Vintage ephemera: Two for the road

Ephemera
As a long overdue followup to my first gallery of interesting postcards, I present a pair of motels that employ very different advertising techniques to showcase their individual franchise locations.  And by different I mean one goes for a colorful and artistic angle, while the other takes about the laziest way out you can imagine.  So let's start with them! The thing about motels is they almost never look as good in the daylight as they do after a long night of driving.  Seen through the bleary eyes of a parent toting a carful of cranky children, anything short of a crack house seems appealing.  Why motels in not-quite-picturesque locales continue to ignore this fact is beyond my understanding, but so it is here with the Econo-Travel Motor Hotel in Staunton, Virginia. Couldn't t