The Boston Public Library has posted a whole set of retro Missouri post cards on their Flickr page (Kids, you know when you’re trying to text a pic to someone and your AT&T phone is crazy slow because you’re in one of those random parts of town with a max of one bar? The message eventually gets to the person, but then you’re like “Oh yeah, I forgot I sent that.”? That’s basically what a “post card” is.), and they’re pretty great. Not sure why the Boston Public Library is doing the stuff the St. Louis Public Library should be doing on it’s own, but whatever. We’ll deal with them later.
The whole list is worth flipping through, but here are a couple that caught our eye:
Here’s the Forrest Park Jewel Box back when it looked like it might have actually been interesting, before it became a place you forget exists until you see it on a wedding invitation.
Here’s one of Busch Stadium…no, not the one with the giant Hardee’s sign, but the one before the one before that. We think that one might have had a Carl’s Jr. sign though.
Here’s the 7 Acres Motel in Wentzville, MO who was well equipped with air conditioning and “preview television”. WiFi was still $10 a night.