Scope and Contents
Three hotel advertising cards are mounted on cardboard, three-hole-punched page, of which there are eleven. All of the cards have drawings of the hotel which is advertised. Most of the cards are 2 1/2" high and 6" wide. The oldest one is 1894 (St. Nicholas Hotel, Decatur, Ill.) and the newest are 1917 (The Samer, Salina, Kansas, and The Lee-Huckins Hotel, Oklahoma City, Okla.). The three cards on the first page are: Union Hotel, Port Huron, Mich., November 19, 1903; Hotel Conner, Harpers Ferry, W. Va., June 1, 1904; and Hotel Iredell, Statesville, N.C., with no date. The dates are handwritten. Some of the places where the hotels are located are: Tulsa, Okla.; Richmond, Ind.; Columbus, Neb.;Wichita, Kan., Newton, Kansas; and Marion, Ind.. Other states are: W. Va., Pa., Ill., Mo., N.C., Texas, and Ohio. All are black and white except two: The Regis, Peoria, Ill. is blue, and Saratoga Hotel, Danville, Ill. is red. They all depict hotel exteriors except one: The Everett House, Saginaw, Michigan, which shows the lobby with the words "Long Distance Telephone Service from Rooms" and is dated November 20, 1916.
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