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State Archives of Florida
Performers in parade on Main St. promoting war bond sale in Sarasota.
Michael Drake collection
Note Dixie Lee's bar and package store and the Ritz Theatre in the background.
Accompanying note: "Sarasota Army Air Field facilitated several events in June 1944 to promote the war bond sale known as the Fifth War Loan. Activities included an 'open house' day at the base for bond purchasers, parades in both Sarasota and Bradenton, and an opportunity for bond purchasers to be photographed inside the cockpit of a P-40 Warhawk. A 'blockbuster' shell was also on display in Sarasota for bond purchasers to sign."
"The donor, Michael J. Drake, received this photo from George I. 'Pete' Esthus."
Chicago Manual of Style
Performers in parade on Main St. promoting war bond sale in Sarasota. 1944. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/281340>, accessed 2 February 2023.
Performers in parade on Main St. promoting war bond sale in Sarasota. 1944. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/281340>