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Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

This image is an artist’s rendering of the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge, a typical example of the large motel chain.

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The description states:

HOWARD JOHNSON’S MOTOR LODGE

U. S. 15 South, Gettysburg, Pa.

Centrally located for your enjoyment of historic Gettysburg. Swimming pool, TV, Air-conditioning, Restaurant, Cocktail Lounge, Beauty Salon. Battlefield guide and tour service available. Phone ED 4-1189.

–This motel is a bit more luxurious than most of the same chain, as it included tour services and a beauty salon, among other unusual amenities.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Juniata Bridge, Lewistown, Pennsylvania

This image is an illustration of the Juniata Bridge, or the Lewistown Road Bridge, which crosses the Juniata River in Lewistown, Pennsylvania.

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There is no description on the back of this card.

According to the link above, this bridge was completed in 1924 as a replacement for an older truss bridge, and was in turn replaced in 1989. The mills in the background were part of the large complex of factories operated by the American Viscose Corporation, which was the largest producer of rayon in the early 20th century and the first to make artificial silk.

This card was used and is dated 2 August 1937.

President Eisenhower Residence, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

This image shows the family home of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who after commanding the Allied forces to victory in Europe during World War II was elected to two terms as President of the United States.

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The description states:

PRESIDENT EIDSENHOUSER’S home bordering the Nation’s greatest historic shrine at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Taken from an original paining.

–Eisenhower lived here with his parents and brothers until he went to West Point. It remained in the family until it was deeded to the government as a site for the Eisenhower Library.

This postcard likely dates from the 1950s.