Thursday, April 22, 2010

Greetings! From Sunny and Happy Florida

This postcard, dated 1960 on the back, shows lots of typical Florida icons. How many can you recognize?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Another view of Al Lang Stadium

This, from a 1960s postcard, shows the stadium from the viewpoint of the north parking lot.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dear Gomez and Morticia....

Wood-handle advertising fan from Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Shufflin' off, again

Another look at the Mirror Lake Shuffleboard Courts, circa the early 1960s. This particular set of courts is on the north side of the complex, closest to Fifth Avenue and the Coliseum.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ok: last sunset for now

Downtown St Pete, facing southwest. Yummy.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

More sunset porn

This view faces Clam Bayou and Gulfport. Ooh, aaah!

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

This is why we have tourists

Gorgeous Florida sunset facing toward the Bayway and southern St Pete Beach. Tourists love it. Locals see it all the time!


Monday, April 5, 2010

Beach livin', Sixties style

This was my parent's pad in Belle Vista neighborhood in (then) St Petersburg Beach. This was before I was hatched, so I'm putting it at roughly 1965 or so. Note the pebble driveway, which was (and still is) quite popular with beach houses built at the time.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Pontiac Apartments

Located in Gulfport.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Where's Gilligan?

The St Petersburg Marina, shown here in a 1960s postcard. I think these folks are preparing for a three-hour tour.


Friday, April 2, 2010

Gulfport Lions Club

Thursday, April 1, 2010

How blue was my bayou

Clam Bayou, facing northwest from the Gulfport side.