Postcards are a relatively inexpensive way that many tourists document their travels, or let others
in on a bit of what they have experienced. Older postcards of our motel and other items come up
for sale from time to time. We attempt to acquire notable examples when they are available.
The images displayed are from our collection at the motel. There are over a dozen different cards. These range from artist's renditions of the motel to actual photographs. The reverse (back) sides on some of the cards tell the ownership history of the motel. Several of these have been scanned into the archives at our local museum---The Mohave Museum of History and Arts---and copies of these can be purchased from the museum.
In an effort to catalogue these cards, I am using a methodoligy similar to that developed by Leroy Van Allen and A. George Mallis in their seminal work---The Comprehensive Catalogue and Encyclopedia of U. S. Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars. A Roman Numerial was used to desiginate the Obverse ("HEADS") and a Alpahbetic Letter, along with a numeric sub-script were used to desigiate the Reverse ("TAILS"). I will assign similar designators to the cards.
We hope that you enjoy this history lessen as much as we did while researching and assembling it.