Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mickey Mouse comic strip - 1933

Miami Daily News, Dec. 8, 1933.

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Sloppy Joe's Bar, Key West, Florida

Sloppy Joe's Bar, Jan. 1938.
Photograph by Arthur Rothstein. 
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Derby Day at Hialeah Park - March 7, 1931

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

1950s Fontainebleau postcards

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Fabulous Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida.

Dominating the Miami Beach skyline is the fabulous oceanfront 
hotel, the new Fontainebleau, world's largest resort 
Hotel, Cabana and Yacht Club.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Dining out in 1953

From the Miami Daily News, Jan. 27, 1953.

Newspaper ads for Leone's of New York in Hallandale
and Fan and Bill's in Miami Beach.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Expressway construction in Miami - 1960s

Overview of I-395 looking east in Miami, August 23, 1967. 
John Pineda / Miami Herald. 
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Looking east at Flagler Street showing construction of I-95.
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Aerial view of Interstate 95, under construction.
June 3, 1960.

Aerial view of Interstate 95, under construction.
June 3, 1960.

NPR: Paying A Local Price For I-95's Global Promise

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Fontainebleau Hotel under construction - 1954

Fontainebleau Hotel under construction in 1954.
Firestone estate in center of the photo was used
as a construction office.
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Miami Archives: From "Millionaires' Row" to Hotel Row

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fontainebleau Hotel lobby - 1955

Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach.
General view of lobby. Morris Lapidus, architect.
Gottscho-Schleisner photo. March 30, 1955.
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Miami Nightclub Listings - 1953

From the Miami Daily News, Jan. 25, 1953.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Bikini model and the Bahia Honda bridge

Bikini model and Bahia Honda bridge, unknown date.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Coconut Grove - 1940s

Main Highway approaching McFarlane Road and
Grand Avenue. Circa 1940.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Newspaper ad for the Monkey Lounge on Miami Beach

From the Miami Daily News, Jan. 24, 1953.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Commercial fishing docks in Key West - 1975

Photograph by Flip Schulke.
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Grocery store in Homestead - 1939

Original caption: Grocery store in Negro section. 
Homestead, Florida, 1939. 
Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott. 
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