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Sunset Lodge: 1918

Sunset Lodge: 1918

The Pacific Northwest in 1918. "Kissel Military Highway Scout Kar at Sunset Lodge." Our first look at what seems to have been a Kissel Kar promotion tied to the war effort. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.


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Kissel Kar in camouflage

This is the same car and driver shown here. That separate link carries fascinating information about this patriotic stunt, including a couple of captions from the newspapers of the day. The ladies, who do not appear in that other picture, must have been members of the staff at Sunset Lounge posing for a picture.

Porcelain welcome

Nothing says "Howdy stranger!" better than a chamber pot waiting by the front steps.

High beam

I just wonder who had to climb a ladder every night to light the little lantern over their sign? Or maybe they just lit it on special occasions.

[Maybe they had a pole. With a hook. - Dave]

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