Friday, November 27, 2015

Miami Beach's Collins Ave (ca. 1950s)


Vintage color photo from the 1950s of Collins Avenue looking north at 20th Street. Visible are the old Greystone Hotel and the Five O'Clock Club.

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Collins Avenue and 20th Street in 2015.



Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Vintage 1930s and '40s Miami Beach postcards


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Palm shaded Meridian Avenue

A daily scene, Miami Beach, Florida

Ocean Drive

Hotels along Collins Avenue

Collins Ave looking south from 17th Street

Frolicking on the sands



Sunday, November 22, 2015

Nov. 18, 1963: President Kennedy visits Miami

President John Kennedy and Senator George Smathers greet well-wishers at Miami International Airport, Nov. 18, 1963. Photo by Joe Rimkus - Miami News.
Forty eight years ago, on Nov. 18, 1963, President John F. Kennedy flew into Miami to give a speech before the Inter-American Press Association at the Americana Hotel in Bal Harbour.

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On Nov. 22, 1963 - four days after his Miami visit - the President flew to Dallas to give another speech.




Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ad for Lincoln Road, Miami Beach - 1958

From the Miami News, Aug. 17, 1958.

Ad for Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. "Where MORE of everything means MOST for your MONEY!"




Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Biscayne Bay early, 1900s

"Sunset, Biscayne Bay."
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Biscayne Bay.
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Monday, November 9, 2015

Washington Avenue on Miami Beach in the 1930s and 40s

Washington Avenue, 1935.
Washington Avenue, 1940.




Friday, November 6, 2015

Miami's Venetian Hotel


1940s postcard showing Venetian Hotel.
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The Venetian Hotel was located at 1445 North Bayshore Drive at what is now a parking lot for the Miami Herald.


Venetian Hotel, 1934.
Miami Daily News, Jan. 18, 1926.




Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Cotton Club robbery on Miami Beach, Jan. 7, 1957


from the Miami Daily News, Jan. 7, 1957


-ad from the Miami Daily News, Dec. 17, 1957




Monday, November 2, 2015

Ad for Miami Photo Supply Co. - 1935

From the Miami Daily News, Jan. 16, 1935.