What you are about to see are not film sets Stanley Kubrick thought too isolated for The Shining, or David Lynch considered over-egging the eerie for Twin Peaks. These are postcards from North American nursing home in the 1950s and 1960s.
We don’t get to read the messages on the reverse – ‘Wish you were here! (instead of me)’ – but we do wonder at the photographs these homes rejected, pictures the owners and marketeers thought failed to capture the true essence and warmth of the place.
All postcards are from the SwellMap’s Flickr unless otherwise stated.
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