The Dunes Miami Beach

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Vintage Postcard – The Dunes, Miami Beach

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The Dunes
On the Ocean at 170th Street
Miami Beach, Florida

*  America’s most fabulous year-round resort  *  Air Conditioned and Heated throughout  *  170 Rooms, Efficiency and Studio Apartments  *  Olympic Swimming Pool  *  Youngster’s Pool  *  Private Balconies overlooking the Ocean  *  Dance Studio  *  Cocktail Lounge  * Night Club  *  Barber Shop  *  Beauty Salon  *  Shuffleboard  *  Solarium and Steam Rooms  * Bridge Studio  *  Small-fry TV and Rumpus Room  *  Gift Shop  *  Planned Entertainment  *  Free Parking

Manufactured In Miami by NATIONAL COLOR CARD CORR. 224 N.E. 59th St.

This cards has the AAA and Quality Courts logos. It was mailed using a 3 cent Mackinac Bridge stamp with the cancellation Pray For Peace on July 21, 1958 to Miss Catherine Robbins, 231 Washington, Riverside N.J. It reads:

Just landed from a West Indies Cruise which was a load of fun & very beautiful. We had 10 days in the islands. We are all beginning to look like natives. Love, Lucille.

Now that is one hell of a description on the card. America’s most fabulous year-round resort? Must be due to the Rumpus Room and small-fry TV! Planned entertainment? I can’t wait!

The photo on this card doesn’t really do the place justice. There are other available vintage cards out there showing a front-view of the hotel and it really is a large resort. It was also featured in a vintage Hertz Rental Car ad (ebay, $24…a bit spendy for my needs). Wiki Answers notes the Dunes was built in 1955 and demolished in 2003. Here’s a vintage pamphlet on Florida Memory (love, LOVE Florida Memory!).

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