Here’s a vintage 1950’s postcard involving two hotels: Hotel Tres Reyes in Bariloche, Argentina (the card does not do the place justice) and Hotel Monteleone, located in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana – check out their film and t.v. history, as well as their haunted one!
“Nov. 29th. Dear Gang – The lake country is a must for the ones who can take it – and it really isn’t rugged. Hotels fine, food superb, and what scenery! Couldn’t get into BA yesterday because flight schedule changed but we didn’t care – it’s so gorgeous here. Everyone wears ski suits (except me). Love to you all, and I’ll be home soon – Mary.”
BA would be Buenos Aires….and the card is addressed to:
“McDougall’s Travel Source, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans 40, Louisiana U.S.A.”
McDougall’s was located in the lobby of the hotel. Two city directory listings show up online for this travel agency, one in 1952 and the other in 1956. Listed as McDougall’s Travel Service, 214 Royal.
Divided back, used postcard. Postmarked circa December 4, 1954. Unable to read location sent from. Printed in Argentina.
Sources: Hotel 3 Reyes – Bariloche. http://www.hotel3reyes.com.ar/ (web accessed May 14, 2016).
Hotel Monteleone. http://hotelmonteleone.com/history/ (web accessed May 14, 2016).
Polk’s New Orleans City Directory, 1952. p. 1565. (Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995).
Polk’s New Orleans City Directory, 1956. p. 341. (Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995).