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Florida Photograph Collection

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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

By Rudo Kemper

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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 asc.library@miami.edu.

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:

For more information please see http://merrick.library.miami.edu/specialCollections/asm0300/.

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 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Whilden Carrier Family Photos, 1912-2005Add to your cart.
Black and white, sepia, and color photos, plus two color slides, all in sleeves
Folder 2: Whilden Carrier Family Photos, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Photo CD: Whilden Carrier family history, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Whilden Carrier Family Photo, n.d.Add to your cart.
Two printed copies of a photo of the family
Item 3: Obituary: Margaret L. Carrier, 2011Add to your cart.
From the Miami Herald
Folder 3: Photograph of Protestors in Quebec, ca. 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Postcards of Florida Alligator Wrestling, 1910-1920Add to your cart.
Indian and Alligator, Seminole Camp, Miami, FL. Three real photo postcars documenting Florida Alligator Wrestling "blood sport."
Folder 5: 74 Photo-Postcards of the "Great Miami Hurricane", 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photographs: Panorama Views of Destruction in Miami & Havana, 1926Add to your cart.

"Wiliams, Verne O. Hurricane Season in Miami & Havana, in panoramic photographs. Miami, 1926. Collection of 16 original photographs, all 13 x 30 cm but one, usually with William's ink stamp ["Commercial Photographer"] on the verso. These two groups provide striking first-hand documentation of the devastation done in both cities in the fall of 1926 in the aftermath of one of the worst hurricane seasons ever. Before hurricanes were anthropomorphized with cute proper names, they were merely numbered. The strongest and most damaging storm of the 1926 season was Hurricane Seven, lamely nicknamed the Miami hurricane. Peaking as a Category 4 hurricane, the hurricane struck the Bahamas and Florida at a slightly weaekr intensity. Much of the Miami metropolitan area was devastated by the storm. Inland, a storm surge on Lake Okeechobee flooded towns such as Clewiston and Moore Haven. The storm ws a factor in ending the Florida land boom of the 1920s. Overall, the Miami hurricane resulted in at least 372 deaths and $125 million (126 USD) in damage. However, adjusted for wealth normalization in 2010, the damage toll would be $164.8 billion - far higher than Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

A month later, the tenth storm of the season, nicknamed the Havana-Bermuda, devastated Cuba, the Bahamas, and ships in the vicinity of Cuba alone. Damage to towns on the island exceeded $100 million (1926 USD). Collectively, the storms of this season left over $267.4 million in damage and at least 1,554 fatalities." -Mark Selvaggio


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