'This 1940s postcard could have been captioned 'American Gothic — Naples,'' says Lynne Frazer, author of a compilation of local images from 1940 to 1970. 'The truck on the pier, and the day's impressive catch, hint at the laid-back atmosphere of the small town, where fishing and the beach were the biggest — and perhaps only — attractions.'

"This 1940s postcard could have been captioned 'American Gothic — Naples,'" says Lynne Frazer, author of a compilation of local images from 1940 to 1970. "The truck on the pier, and the day's impressive catch, hint at the laid-back atmosphere of the small town, where fishing and the beach were the biggest — and perhaps only — attractions."

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