Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Postcards on Parade ~ Fourth in a Series

The Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

The Harry E. Widener Memorial Library at Harvard.

The Lotus Restaurant, 727 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC. On the reverse, it says:

"The Lotus has the distinction of being the first Cabaret Restaurant established in Washington. It presents three Stupendous Revues daily. This feature coupled with its superb cuisine and its fascinating music played by the Lotus Broadcasting Orchestra undoubtedly constitutes the outstanding place to Dine, Dance and enjoy a delightful Floor Show. There is no cover charge at any time."
I wonder why it no longer exists.

The Hospital Trust Building and Post Office, Providence, R.I.

None of these cards has any writing or date on it. from the looks of them, I'd estimate 1940's. This is not the most exciting set of cards I have - but hey - they deserve their day in the sun too, don't they?


Weary Hag said...

Indeed they do! That restaurant sounds completely divine. I've always wanted to go to a place that featured live orchestra music while you dine. (there was a great nightclub in NJ where you could dance all night to live orch. music, but no dining :(

Carmi said...

I love the how the photography belies the era in which these images were captured. Time machine indeed.

Back from Michele's. I am addicted to your perspectives.

Anonymous said...

My father Dick G. Lam owned and ran the Lotus Restaurant for many years. It was closed I believe in the early 60s due to the fact that people no longer felt safe in downtown DC during that time and people no longer went to night clubs.
I was delighted to see this postcard and remember this restaurant with very fond memories.