25 Apr Fabulous Florida Postcards
Well it seems my visit to Florida got deep inside my soul and I’m not ready to move onto new adventures quite yet! Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite Florida postcards from my collection. I had to start with this quintessential introduction, which really shows the powerful campaign at work to bring folks from colder, northern climates to sunny, pleasure-filled Florida.
“…Every known form of outdoor pleasuring is pursued in Florida, without the necessity of considering any adverse climatic conditions, for the winter skies are always smiling and December breezes are as balmy as May day zephyrs. You an golf at Christmas tide on the best links in the country; motor in mid-winter over the finest of roads and speed up your “90” on the hardest beach speedways in the world. You can fish in the deep sea, or drop your line into placid inland waters; you can sail, or run your natty motor boat on ideal bays and inlets, or pilot your jaunty steam yacht over the ocean waves and come to anchor in safe havens, where sea and shores are all lighted with the glinting rays of hundred(s) of electric lamps. There is (?) wonderful miles of hard-surface roads that reach to the inland country, or down, all the way to the coast.”
Whew! Found a couple of grammatical errors in the copy! Anyway – you get the picture.
So in reviewing all my postcards from Florida, I noticed that there were many subjects the postcard promoters thought would appeal to us frigid northerners. I’ll be exploring those themes and sharing my cards with you in the coming days. Hope you enjoy!