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Miami Monochrome: 1910

Miami Monochrome: 1910

Miami, Florida, circa 1910. "Biscayne Bay through the cocoanut trees." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Let's get our shovels and start digging

I can actually see the Big W!

Differences

Other than the boats, is this view that much different than today?

[The island in the distance on the right -- that's Miami Beach or Key Biscayne. A hotel or two there now, I hear. - Dave]

Ahhhh

This looks soooo peaceful. I can almost feel the warm breeze. Where's the hunky pool boy with a Mai Tai for me?

Inspirational

Makes me want to try and find my old ukulele and sing. "We used to gather in the moonlight on old Biscayne Bay." Well, actually it's Honolulu Bay in the song, but this bay will do nicely.

The Big W

All I could think of is the palm tree scene from "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World."

Behind the big tree on the left

Aren't those the Marx Brothers?

 
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