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  1. These are so awesome.
    I wonder how “motels” got a sleazy reputation later on, because you’re right, these images do make them seem very glamorous.

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  2. Domonique wrote:

    I adore the pink motel : )

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    x

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  3. Miss K wrote:

    I wish I could turn back time and stay in one of these.

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  4. chantal wrote:

    very cool to see the old motels

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  5. style-xyz wrote:

    great vintage glamorous style! love! 🙂

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  6. Tara wrote:

    These make me smile, I love the grainy-ness 🙂
    xx

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  7. Karolina wrote:

    Amazing pictures, love this place!

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  8. Xeana wrote:

    I love vintage photos. This archive is an interesting for me, pleasant to look at photos from the past!

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  9. PSbyDila wrote:

    Great pictures! I love looking at vintage pictures.

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  11. To this day, my number one vacation memory is from when I was 10 years old, and we stayed at the Space Age Motel in Anaheim, CA, which sadly, has since been torn down. It wasn’t the motel itself that I remember, but the silver domed spaceship looking cabana by the pool. So. Frigging. Cool. I even found an old photo of it on the interwebs years ago and have had it framed and hanging in my house ever since. LOVE the photos you posted!

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  12. angelessya wrote:

    Love the vintage look of the photos, makes you wanna be there!…

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  13. Maureen wrote:

    The thing is there were cool. The big chains came along and killed them and now most of them are sleazy, but back when I was a kid, it was a blast to stay in one of these places. So nice that you have the memorabilia to show their heyday to those who may not know. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Caroline wrote:

    love these postcards…for some reason whenever I go to an old ‘shitty’ hotel I still feel kind of glamorous 🙂

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  15. Great photos. I think motels need a comeback. =)
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  16. these are so fun! I would definitely want to live back then

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  17. Kimberly wrote:

    I am quite a bit older than most of you, probably, I do remember the glamourous look of the old motels, I was probably 7 years old and traveling and they definitely had a certain allure to them, especially w/ the pools!

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  18. Kat wrote:

    I love these pictures! I still buy vintage postcards when I travel around and send them back home, they are so much more fun! 🙂

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  19. i love these, they make me dream of summer and vacation!
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  20. ellen wrote:

    These are awesome. It’s true, you don’t know what you got till it’s gone. I hotels hadn’t got so modern looking- these are so rad. Love it

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  21. Lovely pictures!!

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  22. Jessie wrote:

    i absolutely love the look of old motels. they are so vintage looking and cool. love it!
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  23. Sophie wrote:

    Too cool! I have vintag-y pieces everywhere. I thought they were so tacky when I was a kid, but I’m so glad I decided to keep them

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  24. Kristin wrote:

    I just picked up a whole bunch of vintage hotel/motel brochures and postcards at an estate sale and will be blogging about them soon. These are a great collection, but i have to wonder, what’s up with the buffalo?!

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  25. katie wrote:

    AMAZING! thank you for introducing me to that great archive of photos etc, its definitely going to consume my time 🙂 Thanks!

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  26. urbansky wrote:

    oh my god this is amazing! where did you find this? i am so jealous. in France we don’t have this kind of archives. if you have time, as i travel don’t hesitate to let us know where w can find interesting flea markets.
    emilie (a new follower in Paris)

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  27. january wrote:

    wick.ed.
    january, x
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  28. Emily wrote:

    I love those photos. I want to go to a place like this!

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  29. {inlumen} wrote:

    coffee paper tv …how did things get so complicated? xo
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  30. Deanna wrote:

    hmm… leaves me feeling rather sad and haunted

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