Hotel Mayflower, Jacksonville, Florida
Travelers often collected postcards of the hotels they visited. Hotel guests enjoyed beautiful architecture, sky-high views, and luxurious rooms, all of which often appeared on souvenir postcards such as this one. Staying in a hotel was one of the main attractions of a trip, as it offered vacationers an escape from daily life but with all the comforts of home and sometimes even more. For some, area attractions were just as appealing. This postcard documents one traveler's experience, with an inscription on the reverse side which reads: "Just came through miles of orange groves and grapefruit. Drank from the fountain of youth, stopped at a crocodile and ostrich farm - saw 6000 crocodiles. Of course I wanted to buy a little one."
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