Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Eastern Airlines Constellations

Eastern Airlines ad, 1947.
Eastern Airlines Constellation over Miami Beach.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Newspaper ads for The New Frolics Club - 1936

From the Miami Daily News, Dec., 1936.

Ads for The New Frolics Club, 13th Street at County Causeway.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Car crash - 1937

From the Miami Daily News, Jan. 25, 1937

Car crash at SW 13th Ave. and 1st Street.

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Newspaper ad for Tony's Fish market, 1976

From the Miami News, April 30, 1976.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Newspaper ad for National Airlines, July, 1975

From the Miami News, July 1, 1975.

Fly Kathy. Fly National.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Newspaper ad for The Cattleman - May, 1972

From the Miami News, May 12, 1972

Newspaper ad for The Cattleman, Broad Causeway off Biscayne Blvd.

Miami Herald building on Miami Ave. - circa 1946

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Newspaper ad for WGBS Radio - July, 1967

From the Miami News, July 6, 1976

Newspaper ad for Radio 710, WGBS

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Menu for George's Super Sub Shop, Miami

Menu for George's Super Sub Shop, 4580 SW 8th Street.

Sunday, April 19, 1992
by WILLIAM McGEE - Miami Herald Staff Writer
George's Sub Shop, a Southwest Eighth Street landmark for 30 years, may close as early as May 1.

But then again, it may not.

Owner Sol Klein, 67, has been talking about retiring for years. He has just never been able to get someone to buy the property.

Klein met with his staff a few weeks ago to announce that Graceland Memorial Park is considering buying the building and converting it into office space.

"We're negotiating. We have expressed interest in it," confirmed Juan Ramos, sales manager at Graceland -- but the deal isn't done.

Klein said if the contract is signed, he'll close May 1, but added: "If we don't get the contract, we're not going to close."

If the building is bought, it will end more than three decades of George's Subs , a popular business started by George Levinson in the '50s at a nearby address on Granada Avenue.

Levinson moved the business in the early '60s into the white building at 4580 SW Eighth St. Klein said he took it over 1974 and bought the building in 1982.

Currently, there is a staff of six, three waitresses and three men who work in the kitchen. One already has found a new job; the others are looking.

"Nothing in this world is forever," said waitress Dottie Vandenberge, 60, who has worked at George's nine years.

Thursday afternoon, the waitresses were serving up the bad news with the ever-popular $3.35 steak and cheese sub. Customers couldn't believe it.

"I like everything they make," said Grady Hinton, who, in the 28 years he has been a customer has had ample time to try all the tuna-salad subs and chunky onion rings he wants.

"When you get to know everybody, it's just like one big family. You see a lot of friends in here," said Hinton, director of another funeral home next door to the eatery.

The room, with its arched wood ceiling and long Formica counter, smells of grease and aged wood. Chandeliers have lights that resemble small hurricane lamps. Old-style ads for such things as Camel cigarettes are on the walls.

"Some places are special. They have character about them," said Bob DeMaria, sitting near a window with wife, Jane. The DeMarias said they went to George's in 1967 on their first date.

Back then, it was a favorite hangout for students in high schools and the University of Miami.

"Seems like places like this are getting few and far between," Bob DeMaria said.

Monday, January 16, 2012

1940's Postcard for Shelborne, Nautilus and Shore Club

1940's postcard for Shelborne, Nautilus and Shore Club hotels, Miami Beach.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

National Airlines publicity photo - 1966

Publicity shot for National Airlines, 1966.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Vintage Florida postcard

Unknown date, but probably sometime before 1963.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ad for Seybold's ice cream - 1912

100 years ago in Miami...

Newspaper ad for Seybold's Ice Cream in the Miami Daily Metropolis, May, 1, 1912.

Vintage Florida travel brochure

Unknown date, but probably sometime before 1963.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Miami postcard - 1937

Miami postcard, 1937 - "Eventide in Florida, Scene near Miami, photo by Ray B. Dame"

Monday, January 9, 2012

Miami Beach postcard - 1960's

Miami Beach postcard, (1960's) "Miami Beach is the Greatest"

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Venetian and County Causeways, Miami Beach - 1940's

1940's postcard: "Bird's-eye view, Venetian and County Causeways, (looking east towards) Miami Beach."

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Vintage Miami Beach postcard

Miami Beach Postcard, ca. 1940s.

"Daily thousands, seeking Health Rays of the Sun, Miami Beach, Fla."

Friday, January 6, 2012

Newspaper ad for "Squirt" soft drink, July, 1958

From the Miami Daily News, July 2, 1958

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Newspaper ad for Ole Hickory Barbecue, Coral Way and 31st Ave.

From the Miami Daily News, July, 2, 1958

Sirloin steaks, $1.25 - Served with french fried potatoes - cole slaw - rolls and butter.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dorothy Dandridge at Miami Beach's Sans Souci, March, 1954

From the Miami Daily News, March 2, 1954

Dorothy Dandridge, Sultry Songstress at the Sans Souci, Miami Beach, 31st and Collins.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Visit Havana newspaper ad - May, 1947

from the Miami Daily News, May 1, 1947

Visit Havana

All-expense tour

2 days and one night

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Mark Trail comic strip in the Miami Daily News, 1947

from the Miami Daily News, May 1, 1947
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