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Bench Warmers

Postcards: Sarasota History

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Credit: Sarasota County Historical Resources

Sarasota History - Bench Warmers photo

This postcard states that this is the favorite outdoor sport in St. Petersburg. Being a bench-warmer must have been a big thing back in the 1920s from the looks of all the people seated. Are all those men standing just being gentlemanly, or are they waiting for someone to get up and leave, so they too, can join in all the fun? Another interesting point is 99% of all the crowd have on hats. Lids on people, on benches – nice way to spend a sunny day in downtown St. Pete.