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

By Rudo Kemper

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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

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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).

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Overtown (Miami, Fla.)

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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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Series II: Oversized PhotographsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Oversized materials, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Oversized Framed Photographs - Triptych of Downtown Miami, c. 1926-1928Add to your cart.

Three photographs placed one beneath the other, all photographed by Verne Williams. The top photo is of Miami from the water; the middle photo is the skyline looking from east to west. the bottom photo is a view of Downtown Miami from west to east.

Donated by Kate Taylor, 2015.

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