Undated – Postcard from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Postcard [wwii postcard 02]

Sender – Ralph Peterson

Recipient – Phyllis Peterson

Postmark Place – none

Postmark Date – none

Letter Date – none


This is the first hotel that I stayed at. It held about 400 men. The place where I took my sun bath his way in the back on the top floor. I slept on the first floor.

Notes: This postcard was enclosed in a letter rather than being mailed. It would have been one of the letters from late February 1943. The Beverly Hotel was originally known as the Hollenbeck Hotel, according to “St. Petersburg: The Sunshine City, by R. Wayne Ayers”. It was located at the corner of First Avenue and Second Street North.

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