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Box 1

Box 2

Box 3

Box 4

Box 5

Box 6

Box 7

Case 5

Photographs and postcards of Opa Locka

Box 9

Winter Bathing at Hardie's Casino

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Florida Photograph Collection, 1886-2000 | University of Miami Special Collections

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Collection Overview

Title: Florida Photograph Collection, 1886-2000Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1886-1950

ID: ASM0300

Extent: 10.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Boca Raton (Fla.) - Pictorial works, Coral Gables (Fla.) - Pictorial works, Florida - Aerial photographs, Florida - Pictorial works, Florida - Social conditions - Pictorial works, Key West (Fla.) - Pictorial works, Miami (Florida) - Pictorial works, Negatives, Photographs, Saint Augustine (Fla.) - Pictorial works, Seminole Indians - Florida - Pictorial works

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Florida Photograph Collection contains a series of photographs and negatives depicting the state from 1886 to 1950. The content of these includes people, scenery, nature, infrastructure, historic areas and landmarks, housing, commerce, tourism, and aerial views. Cities photographed include, but are not limited to, Miami, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, St. Augustine, Key West, Coral Gables. Also of particular notice are photographs of Seminole Indians and villages, and historic photographs by Ed Romer from the 1940s of lower income African-American housing from the Sign Company and Gulf State Properties, Inc. in Overtown (Miami).

Subject/Index Terms

Overtown (Miami, Fla.)

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Florida Photograph Collection Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Related Materials:

See also Richard B. Hoit Photograph Collection (ASM0636), and Michael L. Carlebach Photography Collection (ASM0530).

A number of photographs from the Florida Photograph Collection Collection were digitized, and can be viewed in the following link:

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Preferred Citation: Florida Photograph Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised by Laura Capell, 2010 and Cassandra Ruiz, 2016.

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Case 5],
[Box 8: Photographs and postcards of Opa Locka, 2000, n.d., 2013],
[Box 9],
[Box 10: Winter Bathing at Hardie's Casino, March 13, 1921],

Box 6Add to your cart.
Donated by Al Samet
Folder 1: Coral Gables: Ponce de LeonAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Coral Gables: GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Key West TrainAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Miami: Aerial ViewAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Miami: DowntownAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Miami Hurricane, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Miami: Lummus Park BeachAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Miami: Street ScenesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Miami: Transportation RoutesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Miami: TrolleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Miami Beach: Aerial ViewAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Miami Beach: CanalAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Miami Beach: CasinoAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Miami Beach: CausewayAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Miami Beach: Carl FisherAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Miami Beach: GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Miami Beach: HotelsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Miami Beach: Indian CreekAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Miami Beach: Lincoln RoacAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Miami Beach: Roman PoolsAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Miami Beach: Street ScenesAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Miami Beach: Vanderbilt YachtAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Miami Beach: UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Miami: The Beach and Street ScenesAdd to your cart.
Unidentified photos taken in Miami in the 1920s by a Coral Gables resident.
Folder 25: Port Orange, Volusia County: Post Office BuildingAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Autographed photo of The Ringling Brothes and Barnum & Bailey combined showsAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Key West- Train, 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 28: PhotocopiesAdd to your cart.

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[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Case 5],
[Box 8: Photographs and postcards of Opa Locka, 2000, n.d., 2013],
[Box 9],
[Box 10: Winter Bathing at Hardie's Casino, March 13, 1921],

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