Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday morning giggles from old hotel postcards

We'll leave the dog on for you
Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Telephone 107

A century-old inn completely modern with large comfortable rooms. 22 rooms all new furnishings. The dining room has been noted for fine food since 1821 and is recommended by Duncan Hines and AAA. Watkins Glen State Park and beautiful Seneca Lake are 10 minutes walk from the Inn. Rates are moderate and children are always free. Large free parking area with side entrance. Jeff of the Jefferson welcomes you.

Note: I believe this inn was demolished in 1978. No word about the dog.

The world's least dramatic standoff
Front Entrance to Main House
Greene County, N.Y.

Note: This postcard was mailed in 1971. According to a 2002 article in The New York Times, The Shepard Farm "frowned on alcohol consumption. ('Those depending on stimulants for their fun should select a hotel where beer and liquors are sold,' advised one of its brochures. 'We do not have a bar and cater only to guests who do not require it.')" That might explain what's happening on this postcard.

I feel like there are some Torgo and the Master
jokes just waiting to happen here.

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