Voyager Inn, Burlington, Iowa

This image is a typical promotional postcard view of the Voyager Inn and a view inside one of the rooms in the inset.

Curteich Color 3-D Natural Color Reproduction

The description states:



Telephone 754-4681 — TWX: 319-390-1113

U.S. Hwys. 34 and 61

60 Deluxe Rooms with Air-conditioning — TV — Courtesy Coffee — Swimming Pool — Spacious Lawn


–Some of the notations in the description are unclear. The AHA may refer to a hotel association of the time. TWX is the Teletypewriter Exchange Service which ran alongside the public telephone service and allowed telegraph like messages to be sent to businesses.

Of particular note from the image are the unusual bed designs. These are beds with mattress covers and bolster pillows intended to provide couch space in the daytime. At night, the bolsters were set aside, the covers removed, and the beds exposed for sleeping. Normal sleeping pillows were stored in closets.

This style of furniture was fashionable for a short time in the 1970s, and this image likely dates from that time.

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