Bermuda has changed a lot since then and these beautiful postcards are a lovely record of a bygone era.
Where possible as well as posting scans of the original postcards, I will also try and post up-to-date photos of the same view and also provide some interesting information.
Here is the first postcard of hopefully many!
This postcard was published by Yankee Store and Phoenix Drug Store, Bermuda and is No.20 in the series.
Although the stamp has been removed from the back, the message is dated 2nd December 1939.
The Phoenix Drug Store still exists as The Phoenix Group of twelve stores (founded in 1902) and which includes pharmacies and the department store Brown & Co.
Here's a close up of some oleanders - they are all over the island!