Argosy Motor Inn

Argosy Motor Inn postcardThis postcard was designed by Harry H. Baumann, a producer of linen cards in the ’40s. On the back:

“Argosy Motor Inn, Directly on the Ocean, 17425 Collins Ave., MIAMI BEACH 41, FLORIDA, 100% AIR-CONDITIONED, Located in the Secluded North Beach Section – New Ultra-Modern Motel, on the Sparkling White Sands of our Broad Private Beach – Swimming Pool – Coffee Shop – Parking at your Door – TV in Rooms – Balconies Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean – Near Gulfstream and Hialeah Race Tracks – Surf and Deep Sea Fishing (Be a Beachcomber at the ARGOSY)”

Hotel Netherland

Hotel Netherland postcardA less than stellar effort from Curt Teich Co. The Hotel Netherland in Miami, Florida first opened in 1936, and was the epitome of modern luxury. This postcard, mailed in ’41, has this description on the back:

HOTEL NETHERLAND
On the Ocean at 14th Street – MIAMI BEACH
The Ultimate in Hotel Comfort
plus Cordial Friendliness

Dining Room – Cocktail Lounge – Solarium – Tropical
Gardens – Oceanfront Terrace – Steam Heat Thruout –
OPEN ALL YEAR

Health Rays of the Sun

Miami Beach postcardThis postcard was postmarked in 1950, and the back reads, “Scientists claim as much as 15,000 tons of soot and dirt, per square mile, in the air over the industrial cities of our country, thus lessening the power of the Ultra Violet Rays of the Sun. Miami Beach has no soot nor dirt, consequently those health given rays of ‘ole Sol’ are at their best, and should be taken in SMALL DOSES, to avoid serious burns.”