Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in or just neat postcards

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Virginia Intermont College Bristol, Virginia

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This was Virginia Intermont College in 1949 or 1950. The Curt Teich inventory number OC-H463 dates the card to 1950.
On the back:

left, horizontal: Bristol News Agency, Bristol, Tenn.
upper left: Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, Virginia  An accredited and endowed Junior College for girls.  The 360 boarding and 140 day students – capacity enrollment – come from most of the states in the U.S. and many foreign lands.  The college campus with stately buildings and grove of native oaks is located in the midst of the beautiful mountains round about Bristol
center credit line: Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colortone” post card (reg. u.s. pat. off.)

The card is, in my opinion, rather sloppily done.  Curt Teich was capable of much better product.  It appears a lot of airbrush work was done, plus the adding the dark line around the campus area.

Beacon Motel

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The Beacon Motel, probably in the 50s.  So you won’t have to squint, here’s what all that on the back reads:

BEACON MOTEL
U.S. Route 11, 5 1/2 Mi. N. of Bristol, Va. Tenn.  Air Conditioned Year Round –  Tile Baths –  Free Television –  Hardwood Floors – Near Howard Johnson’s Restaurant.  Telephone North – 506L.

Pub. by Fred W. Stanley,  Johnson City, Tenn.
87348

(vertical)

Genuine Natural Color, Made by Dexter Press, Inc. West Nyack, N. Y.

(under the “Place Stamp Here” is the Dexter logo)

Comment:  Howard Johnson’s had killer ice cream sundaes.
The Hogwild place on West Stone Drive in Kingsport started out as a Howard Johnson’s.

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