From the Museum's Archives - Odds and ends from the St Pete Museum of History

On the cover of the May issue (Vol. 2, Issue 5), a preview of what’s to come From the Museum’s Archives. Clockwise, from bottom left:

  1. Vintage metal Sunken Gardens license plate topper, 1950s
  2. Webb’s City Souvenir Plate, “World’s Most Unusual Drug Store” depicting scenes of Webb’s city
  3. Photo of Snell Arcade, corner of Central Ave and 4th street, 1929
  4. Philippine Sword captured during Spanish-American and Philippine- American war. Brought home by a local, 1901.
  5. Violin made from a conch shell, 1934
  6. Hand painted plate of Million Dollar Pier with pelicans and fishermen, 1940s-1960s
  7. Orange shaped salt and pepper shakers, St. Petersburg FL.
  8. 1960s St. Petersburg pennant depicting the Skyway, Bayfront Center, Webb’s City, and beach goers.
  9. Benoist Flyingboat pennant
  10. Black Louisville Slugger Bat with signatures from the St. Pete Pelicans team in silver. Team emblem on the bat, 1989-1990
  11. Two St. Petersburg souvenir Green Benches 4” and 7”, “St. Petersburg” painted on both.
  12. 1997 Devil Rays minor league batting helmet.
  13. Vintage St. Petersburg High School cheerleading megaphone. “SPHS Devils” printed on it with a picture of the “Green devil.”
  14. “See Sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg, FL” vintage advertisement sign
  15. Original Vinoy Hotel dinner plate from the mid-1920s. Depicting 3 mermaids, a ship on the horizon, and palms, alligators, and pelican decorating the rim.
  16. Four vintage postcards depicting: Aerial of the Million dollar pier, Water skiing by the pier, Greetings from the Sunshine City, and Spa Beach with the Vinoy in the back.
  17. Webb’s City pennant, “Webb’s City, World’s Most Unusual Drug Store, St. Petersburg, Fla.” Color picture of clouds/building 1940s-1960s
  18. Vintage St. Petersburg license plate, “The Sunshine City”, orange and blue
  19. HMS Bounty pennant flag “I Boarded the Bounty”, 1970s
  20. Vintage metal St. Petersburg license plate topper circa 1920s-30s, “Sunshine City”
  21. Mr. Sun banner from the festival of states, 1950s

The St Petersburg Museum of History is located at 335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. For more information about exhibits, hours, and ticket pricing visit or call (727) 894-1052.

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