Tag Archives: 1940s

Miami Beach, Florida

This image shows a long stretch of Miami Beach, focusing especially on the actual beach itself.

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There is no description on the back of this card. The legend on the front reads:

Miami Beach, Florida   D-221

–The city is located on an island close off-shore from Miami proper. The beaches are both natural and man-made, but in recent years are extensively reconstructed due to rising sea levels and erosion.

This card was used and is dated 2 March 1946.

Hollywood Farmers Market Dining, California

This image shows a small sit down restaurant within the Hollywood Farmers Market in California.

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The description states:

Scene in the original Farmers Market, West 3rd St at Fairfax — Hollywood’s unique outdoor food market, where motion picture stars and Hollywood housewives shop. The marketplace was opened in 1934 by Roger Dahlhjelm, comprises 80 farm stalls and food specialty shops. The world’s largest, most colorful permanent food fair patronized daily by more than 15,000 Southern Californians.

–The diners visible here appear to be eating a small snack and drinking coffee. The basket in the lower foreground appears to be a shopping bag for one of the diners.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.

Hollywood Farmer’s Market, California

This image shows a colorized photo of the famous Farmers Market in Hollywood, California.

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The description states:

Scene in the original Farmers Market, West 3rd St. at Fairfax — Hollywood’s unique outdoor food market, where motion picture stars and Hollywood housewives shop. The marketplace was opened in 1934 by Roger Dahlhjelm, comprises 80 farm stalls and food specialty shops. The word’s largest, most colorful permanent food fair patronized daily by more than 15,000 Southern Californians.

–The photo is credited to “Dick” Whittington on the bottom left.

The market still exists at the same location, and has grown to over 100 stalls. It is situated next to the Grove outdoor shopping mall.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.