Thursday, August 6, 2009

Miami Beach postcard folder- PFF

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday! See Marie's webpage for more fun!

Sent to Miss Margaret Spence, Woodbridge, Conn., from Mrs. George Pierce of Providence RI. Postmarked 1947.
After MuseSwings did her series of postcards from Private Burns, Florida post cards jump out at me. (You must see her series of posts of his 5 postcards sent to his wife Anna during WW2.) I noticed a group of postcards at an antique mall, with the Miami Beach folder on top.

A folder holds a number of images, in a fan fold. They are not for mailing individually because they are printed with images on both sides.

Pvt. Burns also sent a postcard of the 41st street bridge, which crosses over to the wealthy community of Indian Creek. Muse Swings has described this area well.
"Exclusive Hotels on Collins Avenue." This is just like the postcard sent by Pvt. Burns! See this Post by MuseSwings. Yep, even down to the clouds and the cars on the street. Above that image, some "palatial ocean front hotels". I wonder if they have been replaced by gigantic high rises.

And finally two more scanned images. The classic palm trees and sunbathers, but also a less scenic image of the MacArthur Causeway connecting Miami and Miami Beach. And a blimp. Somehow I'm attracted to blimp postcards.
Note the drawbridge. It has been replaced with a new high bridge. This picture from Wikipedia, is, I think, taken from the same angle.



Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I don't believe I've seen a folder like that before. It's a good way of showing a whole area, blimps and all!

Mandala Michelle said...

I'm a fan of Muse Swings as well. These are all great cards and I love how you are spreading the word about Muse's great posts!

Beth Niquette said...

WONDERFUL postcards! They're so soft looking. Beautiful. Happy PFF!

maryt/theteach said...

viridian, thank you for sharing those marvelous postcards! I'm new at this but I'm very, very interested! I posted an Art Nouveau postcard I found on the web.

Aimee said...

I really enjoyed your post. I read all of Muse Swings posts about Pvt. Burns.

LaraL said...

Very nice postcards! We used to live in Miami, although not in Miami Beach, but more south from there :) However, I know the area your postcards are showing. Very interesting to see the old scenes! We lived there only 5 years ago :)

Margo said...

I love these postcards and this post. I think the postcards from this era are so pretty. I hope to get my act together and participate in PFF next week... I've started quite the collection!

Clytie said...

I also love postcards from this era. They are so beautiful! And deliciously high tech for the times.

MuseSwings said...

I love this post! Your postcard folder is so interesting - I like the comparisons to the cards Pvt. Burns sent to his wife.

Took me a few minutes to spot that blimp!

Thank you so much for the mention of my favorite posts!

Terry said...

Howdy Viridian
Thank you so very much for the connection to Muse Swings post .
What an awesome idea.
This was so much fun .
I really enjoyed your post .
Happy Pff to you .
Happy Trails

viridian said...

You are welcome everybody! (blush blush)

Bella Foxx said...

Sorry I am late getting around to visit, but I have been busy.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

More info about places I have never been!

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I recently started collecting some b/w postcard folders of New Brunswick (Canada), although I must say that the ones I've received are rather low quality.
Yours are lovely,
Evelyn in Montreal


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