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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

Palm Beach: 1910

Palm Beach: 1910

Palm Beach, Florida, circa 1910. "Lake Worth and the Royal Poinciana." Henry Flagler's giant hotel, Snell's tiny Menagerie, a ferry landing and other points of interest feature in this panorama of four 8x10 glass negatives. View full size.

 

Disney World

About half way along the near shore I think that it is Mickey Mouse scouting around for a site for the future Disney World.

Flagler's winter "cottage"

Just to the right of the Royal Poinciana, close to the shoreline, is Henry Flagler's magnificent winter home "Whitehall", built in 1902 as a wedding present to his second wife. The building is still very much extant, and is now open to the public as the Flagler Museum - well worth a visit. Check out http://www.flagler.org/

Fuel up at the dock.

Note the railroad car on the dock left center.

Today if you own a boat you pull up to the dock, see the dock master, he turns on the pump and you fuel up with gasoline.

It appears that in 1910 you did the same thing except you got your fuel, coal, from a railroad gondola. A little more work, fill up the box or boxes with coal, pay the dock master, load the coal into your boat.
Steam power!

AndyB

Snell's Menagerie

Shouldn't that be thegreatsea.com?

 
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