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April 1, 2022

24 Black and White Photos of Cypress Gardens in the 1950s

Opened in 1936 by Dick Pope, Sr. and his wife Julie Downing Pope, Cypress Gardens may have been Florida’s first ‘Theme Park.’ After decades of changing ownership and financial troubles, the park was re-opened in 2011 as Legoland Florida, retaining some of the original theme and gardens, but from the 1940s through 2003, Cypress Gardens was dubbed the ‘Waterski Capital of the World’.

Southern belles, water ski stunts, bathing beauties, swimsuits, this collection of black and white photos from The Nurenberg Photographic Archive that offers a nice glimpse into 1950s Cypress Gardens.

Swimsuit group

Swimsuit group

Boat ski jump

Boat ski jump

Couple ski

Girl ski

Girl ski

Man ski jump

Men skiing

Skiing group

Skiing group

Skiing group

Skiing group

Skiing group

Skiing group

Skiing group

Skiing group

Skiing group

Skiing group

Southern belle

Southern belle

Southern belle

Southern belle

(Photo © The Nurenberg Photographic Archive)




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