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Accession number 2003.15
Catalog Number 2003.15.293
Object Name Postcard
Scope & Content Color linen postcard showing two Seminole mothers with two young girls sitting in front of a totem pole and a chickee. The title in the upper left corner reads "Totem Pole at Tropical Hobbyland Indian Village, Miami, Florida 1."

The reverse of the postcard has a divided back with both printed text and a hand-written message. The printed text reads "Totem Pole. This group of Seminole girls are gathered around a totem pole in the gardens of Tropical Hobbyland Indian Village, NW 27th Ave at 15th St., Miami. In tribute to the thousands of visitors from all over the world who visit here, the message of the totem is: "Welcome, visitor from afar!" and "Published by Novelti-Craft, Co. Olympia Bldg. Miami, Fl. Approved AAA Attraction. K2985. A "Colourpicture" Publication, Boston 15 Mass, USA. The postmark on the back of the postcard is from Miami, Fl. August 29, 1950. There is a green one cent stamp with the profile of George Washington. This postcard has the textured feel of linen postcards with a high rag content (1930-50s).

The handwritten message in black ink script reads, "Aug 26, 1950, Miami, Fla. Ronsons 20 Questions: I'd like to suggest the bird, a Flamingo, or another question "The skin on the human body." Thank you, Mrs. James Tarry, 6034 NW 12th Ave, Miami, Fl." With the address of "Ronsons 20 questions, To Mutual Broad, Sasting System, New York 26, NY."
Title Totem Pole at Tropical Hobbyland Indian Village, Miami, Florida
Date 1950
Pub Date 1950
Condition Good
Imagefile 009\200315293.JPG
Size 5 3/8'' x 3 1/2''