Sand Dollar Restaurant – St. Petersburg, Florida

Located at 2401 34th St., South in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Sand Dollar Restaurant featured dining, dancing, a rotating Merry-Go-Round lounge and a dining room in a garden setting called The Garden Room that seated 250 people. The Sand Dollar opened on April 2, 1962. Restaurateur John Dahlberg envisioned a  restaurant that would emphasize moderately-priced…

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Moock’s Tavern – St. Petersburg, Florida

Moock’s Tavern, opened in 1946 by Erven and Gertrude Moock, was once THE place for locals and major league baseball players in town for Spring Training, to eat and be seen. Located at 709 16th St. N in St. Petersburg, Florida, Moock’s offered cocktails, seafood and chicken platters and Swift’s Tender Age steaks cut to…

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The Darley Shop – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  811 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida Visit Fort Lauderdale’s most complete Lingerie Shop. Robes, Gown, Petticoats, Slips, Bras, Girdles, Hosiery, At-Home Wear, and Boutiques. Kenneth Twaddell & Associates, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Dexter Press 15806-C

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Found Photo Friday: Memories of a Marvelous Evening at Club Bali

This week’s found photo takes us back to the 1940s in Miami, Florida. Club Bali was a Polynesian-themed nightclub located at Biscayne Boulevard and 8th St. The entertainment featured two live orchestras with three shows nightly. A souvenir photo could be purchased at the club as a memento of your visit in “Miami’s Most Glamorous…

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Greetings From….

Today’s offering is a baker’s dozen of Curt Teich large-letter Greetings From….postcards. Curteich was the largest producer of color and quality linen postcards for more than 5 decades. Teich postcards are easy to date, as there is a code on all codes that tells you when it was published. There is a handy dating guide…

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Goofy Golf At The Magic World – Panama City Beach, Florida

Goofy Golf at the Magic World was a miniature golf course located in Panama City Beach, Florida. This series of postcards; featuring the giant tyrannosaurus rex, windmill, castle, octopus, flowers and other “goofy” holes on the golf course; was published sometime in the 1960s.

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Southernmost School of Beauty Culture – Key West, Florida

This picture taken in Key West, Florida shows the Southernmost Beauty School in the United States. The young ladies pictured with the teacher, are students learning to become professional beauticians. The white flowers showing on the tree behind the school sign are frangipani blossoms. The frangipani tree thrives only in a tropical frost free climate…

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Newport Resort Motel – Miami Beach, Florida

The Newport Resort Motel in the Sunny Isles area of Miami Beach opened in 1967. From the beginning, the Newport was designed with the hip, young crowd in mind. The verso on their first postcard says: A swingin’ new way of life! C’mon down to the “in” place…it’s the lively one. 21″ Color TV &…

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It’s a Queer Life

Mailed from Florida to Mr. Hiram Billings of Webster, New York on February 2, 1935: This is a great pass time down here. We are going along as usual. It’s a queer life. A beautiful day and we have been out to an orange & grapefruit grove. R. is better. Good luck to you. Love,…

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