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The cards on this page go beyond the usual road-and-lawn approach to really set the motor court in its landscape. The Motel Marylander also includes a refreshing dose of realism, with not a retouch in sight, while the La Fonda locates an artist's conception in a finely abstracted landscape. The Richmond Auto Court applies a classic paint-over-photo technique, with the Shorecrest representing a middle ground, and Smith Crossroads, one suspects, a budgetary one.
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Smith Crossroads, Lenoir, NC
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Motel Marylander, U.S. 40, Baltimore
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Shorecrest Auto Court, Rt. 6, Duluth, MN
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Richmond Auto Court, U.S. 1, near Richmond, VA
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La Fonda Motel, Rt. 54, Liberal, KS

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