Two for Tuesday: Florida Waters

Sure, it’s probably Wednesday where you are as I write this, but I’ve been working some long and odd hours of late, so it’s still my Tuesday.  Regardless, it gives me an excuse to post two fantastically preserved linen postcards produced by Tichenor Bros. featuring the waters of Florida.  It’s also a great way to celebrate this month’s Festival of Postcards at Evelyn’s A Canadian Family genealogy / postcard blog.

The colors on these cards are just as they are presented here, and were probably produced in the early 1950s.

Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida

“Bayfront Park in all its tropical splendor adds to the Miami visitors (sic) comfort and relaxation. Here among the beautiful flowers, shrubs, and palms, concerts entertain visiting guests and inhabitants.”  I got this card oh, probably about ten years ago, in an antique shop in Florida.

This second card came to me from the collection of Kay Anthony:

Florida Southern College on Lake Hollingsworth

“Lakeland, Florida is the metropolis of Polk County. Being 227 above sea level, it is tempered by breezes from the Ocean and the Gulf whch are within easy riding distance. Fishing, bathing and boating can be enjoyed on the 15 fresh water lakes which lie within the city limits. Two eighteen hole golf courses, a public library, air-conditioned first run moving picture houses and a municipal-owned water and electric plant are some of its many advantages.” Moving picture houses, indeed.

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4 Responses

  1. I love these. So bright and colorful.

  2. Brenda says:

    Amazing color! I thought you did a little photo fix until I read the descriptions. I love Lakeland, we lived there for 8 years. It’s a very relaxed town. Lots of families with grandparents and cousins everywhere.

    I got the card you sent me – love it! thank you for the stamps too. Watch your mailbox, I sent you something I think you’ll like :D


  3. Hello !
    in case you miss the announcement, please be advised that I’ve published the Call for Submissions for the next Festival of Postcards (Quadrupeds):

  1. 22 August 2009

    […] and you’ll understand why if you stop by for a visit!  For his first Festival he’s submitted Two for Tuesday: Florida Waters with vintage views of Miami and Lakeland (he has another entry from Girls Go Postal! […]

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