SHORPY Historic Photo Archive & Fine-Art Prints
The Shorpy Archive
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
Join and Share

Social Shorpy

Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:


Member Photos

Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

Colorized Photos

Colorized photos submitted by members.

About the Photos

Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

© 2018 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600

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.

On Shorpy:
Today's Top 5

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.

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.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2018 Shorpy Inc.