Scope and Contents: Photographer Richard Hoit came to Miami in 1914 when he was 27. Already an experienced movie and aerial photographer, his collection of photographs includes landscapes from diverse regions including Massachusetts, Vermont and Florida in the United States. In addition, Hoit traveled extensively in South America in the early nineteen hundreds. The images resulting from these travels are of people and scenery from Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. Finally, the Richard Hoit Collection contains Hoit family photographs that span the period 1834 through 1973.