In the 1950s and ’60s, it was common for a hotel to provide its guests with postcards, which would promote the hotel to the folks back home. These postcards provide an excellent look at what staying at these hotels might have been like, with many of the postcards offering views of the hotel room. While a basic hotel room may not sound very exotic, these are no basic hotel rooms — with the variety in the bed and lamp designs, room layouts, and photo staging — it’s quite an exercise in time travel. Tiki ephemera collectors Sabu the Coconut Boy and puamana each have impressive collections of these interior shots, and are sharing them tag-team style on a thread on Tiki Central.
- Pictures from the Heyday of Hawaiian Hotel Rooms [Tiki Central]