Monthly Archives: August 2016

Boettcher Deer Farm, Hayward, Wisconsin

This image shows several children feeding a family of tame white-tailed deer at the Boettcher Deer Farm in Hayward, Wisconsin.

Curteichcolor Art-Creation from Color Transparencies

The description states simply:



From information available on the web, this farm has long since closed.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Northway Motel, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

This image shows the front of the Northway Motel in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and to the left, the associated Schrener’s Restaurant for the convenience of the motel guests.

The L.L. Cook Co., Milwaukee, WI

The description states:


Hwy. 41 between Hwys 23 & 151 on Grove Street

Fond du Lac’s newest and finest. One Mile to City. Excellent restaurant adjoining. 24 air conditioned rooms. Phones, free T.V.s, Sealy Posturpedic Mattresses, Hot Water Heat, All Tiled Tub and Shower Baths. Open year around.

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Shaw – Owners and Operators

Fond du Lac, Wis.  Phone: Walnut 1-7975

This establishment still exists on the current site, along with a restaurant with a new name.

This postcard was dated when printed as 1959.

Tejm Motel, Bettendorf, iowa

This is an artist’s rendition of the Tejm Motel in Bettendorf, Iowa, a typical mid-century structure with multi-occupancy buildings reminiscent of apartments.

Teknitone Process by E. B Thomas, Rt. 26, Cambridge 39, Mass.

The description states:


On U. S. Highway 6 — Bettendorf, Iowa

“We Aim to Satisfy”

Conveniently located in Quint-City Area — (Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa; and Moline, Rock Island and East Moline, Illinois). 26 modern units, especially designed for the comforts of home. Phone: TEJM MOTEL, Davenport Exchange.

–CAbins like these often had apartment style designs, including small kitchenettes and sometimes even laundry services. As motel owners learned that most travelers did not use most of these services for various reasons, they were eliminated for more popular additions such as television, air conditioning and swimming pools.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.