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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Biscayne Bay: 1910

Biscayne Bay: 1910

Miami, Florida, circa 1910. "The shores of Biscayne Bay." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Pun Intended

Winslow Homer would have hit one out of the park with that composition.

Neat sailboat

That's an elegant vessel in the center of the shot. It seems to have square rigging on the foresail, and fore and aft on the main, making it a brigantine, if I remember my nomenclature correctly.

Re: The Shadow

Dave's correction shows what I know about 1910 cameras. Well, then, speaking of Bebe, that shadow on the left must be the ghost of Richard M. Nixon. Or David Frye.

[The shadow on the left would be the camera. - Dave]

Things to Come

Just two years later, Bebe Rebozo was born.

The Shadow

The shadow on the lower left bottom of the image is the photographer, obviously holding camera to face. Accident or art (I suspect the former), this photo is well composed. The oval shapes of the girls' hats are an interesting counterpoint for the angular sails. Notice the tin cup the girl with the white belt has "borrowed" from somebody's kitchen. "Young lady, I hope you can tell me how in the dickens all that sand got on the kitchen counter!"

Look here how the individual "attention points" fall right along the lines of the triangle I've scribed. Very nice photography.

[The photographer's shadow is on the right. The camera would have been on a tripod. - Dave]

To the Lighthouse

Looks like it could be a scene right out of Woolf's book. But because you can't see anyone's face, it'd oddly menacing.

 
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