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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Joe's Jungle Bungalow: 1904

Joe's Jungle Bungalow: 1904

Palm Beach, Florida, circa 1904. "Alligator Joe's bungalow in the jungle." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Rolling Chair

That's a "rolling chair" along the lines of the ones seen in the Atlantic City photos.

[Below: At the Royal Poinciana in Palm Beach, home of the bicycle chair. - Dave]

A Rooster?

That rooster sure looks to me like it has a bill and webbed feet.

[We'll put someone else in charge of the chicken house. - Dave]

Before television

This is what Captain Kangaroo might be up to.

Soft drinks, cigars, peanuts and pies

What else would you need, except of course a baby carriage and a duck?

[I think that's more of a grownup carriage. And a rooster. - Dave]

I wonder

if anyone called it Alligator Joe's Bungalow in the Jungle-O.

I know I would have.

Thatch Masters

There is still a solid demand for thatched roofs down here. Every beach hotel with a tiki bar has one, in addition to many inland hotels striving for that "beach" ambiance. The Seminoles build the best ones.They also run a pretty mean casino.

Out of the movies?

This looks like Tarzan or Dr. Livingston should live here!

Here's the great man himself!

Alligator Joe poses at entrance to main pavilion. http://royalpoincianahotel.blogspot.com/

Jungle Capitalism

One thing that can be said about Joe, he has the entrepreneurial spirit. He knew how to market his alligators and his residence.

 
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