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December 8, 2021

30 Beautiful Vintage Postcards That Show Interior of America Cocktail Lounges From the Mid-Century

In the days before email and indoor smoking bans, urban and suburban restaurant “cocktail lounges” were common sights across America, many springing up along the nation’s newly paved highways.

While today you’ll still find the occasional pack of branded matches at a restaurant, a custom designed postcard is a rarity. That wasn’t the case 50 to 75 years ago, a fact attested to by these mid-twentieth century postcards. Often themed, these cocktail lounges represent a long-gone era, though one that modern-day restauranteurs increasingly mine for nostalgia.































(Photos via SwellMap’s Flickr)




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