The largest inland city in Florida, Orlando, also known as the City Beautiful, stands proudly among the great lakes of central Florida. This is a colorful reminder of Orlandos past, from 1902 to 1950, with 351 color postcards that show Orlando prior to Walt Disney World, from orange groves and cattle farms to popular tourist destination. The neighboring city of Winter Park is explored in over 60 historic postcards, and Sanford, Kissimee, Altamonte Springs and others are also portrayed. Historians and tourists alike will treasure this wonderful souvenir, and postcard collectors will find it a great resource.
Donald D. Spencer is the author of more than 250 books, with a recent emphasis on the cities of Florida and their attractions. Many of these books feature vintage postcards, which Donald has been collecting for thirty-five years.