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Take a walk down memory lane with this series of memorable vintage Miami Beach postcards.

Marching down Washington Avenue

Army Air Forces on Washington Avenue

It's World War II and troops of the U.S. Army Air Corps Technical training are marching in formation along Washington Avenue, 1942-1945.

Five O'Clock Club was a night club favorite

Five O'Clock Club

Located on Collins Avenue and 20th Street, the Five o'Clock Club was a favorite nightlife spot for locals. This beautiful interior view is from the later 1930s.

Flamingoes at Roney Plaza Hotel

Flamingos at Roney Plaza Hotel

This postcard was created just before World War II and features the flamingos of the Roney Plaza Hotel.

Cheesecake postcard

Brunette Pin-Up Girl

Referred to at the time as "cheesecakes," this photo of a pin-up girl was taken circa 1928.

The famous Latin Quarter Night Club

Latin Quarter Nightclub

Lou Walters, owner of the fabled Latin Quarter in New York, opened this club of the same name on Palm Island. Successful for several years, it closed in the early 1950s.

Military training on Miami Beach

Military Zone on Collins Avenue

Marching north on Collins Avenue during World War II, the US Army Air Corps troops trained on the streets of Miami Beach every day.

Gondola on Miami Beach

Gondolas on Miami Beach

Carl Fisher brought gondolas to Miami Beach to carry out the theme of the Venetian Causeway. In this postcard circa 1929, passengers are enjoying the bayside view of the Nautilus Hotel (converted to Mount Sinai Hospital following World War II).

One of Carl Fisher's elephants

Rosie the Elephant

Carl Fisher owned three elephants, including the one shown here. Named Rosie, Fisher purchased her from a traveling circus in Georgia to help with construction and serve as a good will ambassador in the community.

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