Friday, December 26, 2014

Gilda Gray brings the 'shimmy' to the Hollywood Golf and Country Club - 1924

Gilda Gray in Miami - 1925
via Florida Memory


Miami Daily News, Dec. 24, 1924. 

Miami Daily News, Jan. 10, 1925.


Miami Daily News, Dec. 13, 1924: Gilda Gray To Be Entertainer at Hollywood

Miami Daily News, Dec. 20, 1924: Gilda Anxious to Arrive Here

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Miami Beach apartment houses - 1980

Sunrise Court Apartments, 720 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach. 
All photographs by Walter Smalling, via Library of Congress. 

Entrance to 1577 16th Street, Miami Beach. 

1030 6th Street, Miami Beach.
(Click images to enlarge.)

Apartment building and courtyard, 7th Street and Lenox Avenue,
Miami Beach. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Soldiers and girls relax on Miami Beach during WW II

Original caption: "Soldiers cavorting with girls - Miami Beach
between 1942 and 1943."
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Saturday, December 6, 2014

1913 newspaper ads in the Miami Daily Metropolis

From the Miami Daily Metropolis, June 4, 1913.

June 5, 1913. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Vintage images of MacArthur Causeway

Looking east towards Miami Beach. Bridge to Star Island
is at lower left. 1959
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Looking west from Alton Road. Biscaya Hotel 
is right center. 1959

Looking west from Alton Road - 1960

Looking east towards Miami Beach - 1960

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fishermen in Key West - 1938

Photograph by Arthur Rothstein.
via the Library of Congress
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Daily Miami Metropolis police report from March 7, 1910

From the Daily Metropolis, March 7, 1910.

1959 newspaper ad for Royal Castle

From the Miami News, Feb. 23, 1959.


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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Miami Beach police practice shooting from a moving car

Newsreel showing police shooting from a 1936 Chevrolet at the Miami Beach Police pistol range...

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Everglades photographs of Julian Dimock

The Everglades photographs of Julian Dimock.

Seminole in Peterborough canoe, The Everglades, Florida, 1906.
Photographs via the American Museum of Natural History.
(Click all images to enlarge.)

Alligator walking on beach, Cape Romano, Florida, 1907.

Boy with lynx, Fakahatchee Strand, Florida, 1905.

Three Seminole girls in canoe, The Everglades, Florida, 1907.

NPR: Meeting Florida's Seminoles Through Rediscovered Photos

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Vintage photo of Lake Pancoast and Collins Ave.

Lake Pancoast and hotels - including Roney Plaza in center - along Collins Avenue as seen from Indian Creek Drive, circa 1940s. (Mistakenly labeled as Indian River.)

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

1929 newspaper ads

From the Miami Daily News, Feb. 27, 1929.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Royal Palm Hotel from Picknill's [Brickell] Point - early 1900s

Via Library of Congress.
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Miami Archives, May 26, 2012: Henry Flagler's Royal Palm Hotel

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hotel San Carlos - early 1900s

The Hotel San Carlos was located at what is now N.E. First Street and
Second Ave. in downtown Miami.
Via Library of Congress. 

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Detail from above photograph. 

Miami Metropolis, March 17, 1908.


Miami News, April 9, 1988: Tourism outpaced hotels in 1917

Esther Clair from Miami appears on 'What's My Line?' - 1957

Esther Clair, who was Miss Miami Beach in 1954, appears on "What's My Line" on April 28, 1957.

Florida Sen. George Smathers was a panelist.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Avenue 'C' in Miami - 1904

Via Library of Congress.
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Miami Beach's first pool: The Everglades Cabana Club and Pool

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Miami Daily News, Mar. 30, 1936.

Miami News, May 12, 1984: Collins pool older than Miami Beach

Miami Daily News, Jan. 1, 1937: William Cook plans party for guests at cabana

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Roney Plaza Hotel, Jan. 1, 1930

Roney Plaza Hotel, Miami Beach.
Jan. 1, 1930. Via the Library of Congress.
(Click here to enlarge)

FBI director J. Edgar Hoover at the Roney Plaza in 1936. 

A vacationing couple at the Roney Plaza in 1946.
Via Florida Memory. 

From the Miami Daily News, Jan. 16, 1929. 

Miami Daily News,  Jan. 27, 1927. 

Miami News, July 17, 1968: An Era Ends -- Roney Plaza Comes Tumbling Down