Barbara Bowers: The Face of 50s Sarasota Tourism

By |2019-04-26T11:46:09+00:00April 26th, 2019|Blog|

A while back, I was perusing Florida Memory (a service of the state's Division of Library and Information Services), and a bubbly blonde woman in a 1950s Barbie-esque bathing suit was gleaming at me. Her name: Barbara Bowers. Barbara Bowers poses with a beach ball on Lido Beach - Sarasota, Florida. 1954. (Photo courtesy of Florida Memory.) Maybe it was her impeccably coiffed hair. Maybe [...]