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

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
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.

WEB SITE & CONTENTS
© 2017 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

 

Search Shorpy

SEARCH TIP: Click the tags above a photo to find more of same:
Mandatory field.

Search results -- 30 results per page


Miami, Florida: 1908
... answer, and original caption: "12th Street, looking east, Miami, Florida." Cigars, anyone? It looks like the main street of Ybor ... John Sewell and twelve of his best black workers from Palm Beach to Miami to begin work on the townsite. They began by grading the site of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/14/2014 - 12:58pm -

Miami, Florida: 1908

Miami Beach Shopping: 1950s
Here's my Aunt, somewhere in Miami Beach in the 1950s. Is this Lincoln Road? Is the storefront in the background a ... 
 
Posted by hillie_bolliday - 08/25/2017 - 7:29pm -

Miami Beach Shopping: 1950s

Aunt Jeanne Does Miami Beach
Actually, she lived in Miami Beach, happily, with my uncle. Here she is pictured poolside above a Miami hotel, although I'm unsure which one. I believe this photo is from the ... 
 
Posted by hillie_bolliday - 08/25/2017 - 7:30pm -

Aunt Jeanne Does Miami Beach

Vacation Time: 1969
... reaches of the country (New York City, Washington D.C., Miami). I remember fighting with my brothers over the desirable real estate in ... I was 14 years old that summer of 1969 (living in Cocoa Beach, Florida). I can relate to the yellow socks. I had a few pair of those. ... 
 
Posted by Mvsman - 09/13/2011 - 10:36pm -

Vacation Time: 1969

Get the Party Started: 1941
... "Guests of Sarasota trailer park picnicking at the beach." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size. ... couple of days. The car's owner lived on an island in the Miami area and after we gave her a sob story she tipped us $25. I'm ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/24/2012 - 9:50pm -

Get the Party Started: 1941

Miami Beach Pool: 1942
Miami Beach, Florida, 1942. My mom is the little girl waving at us (or probably at my ... Minicolors are still vibrant. View full size. Miami Minicolor Thanks, Tterrace. -- Infrogmation of New Orleans Kodak ... 
 
Posted by Infrogmation - 09/09/2010 - 7:49am -

Miami Beach Pool: 1942

Miami Monochrome: 1910
Miami, Florida, circa 1910. "Biscayne Bay through the cocoanut trees." 8x10 ... [The island in the distance on the right -- that's Miami Beach or Key Biscayne. A hotel or two there now, I hear. - Dave] ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 6:55pm -

Miami Monochrome: 1910

Live It Up: 1922
... As You Are I Once Was Dancing figures on the beach, As the marks left by their feet, Are all long gone. And rising in ... York Times obituary. A story in a 1930 edition of the Miami News does however reinforce the contention that it was death by ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/25/2012 - 3:07pm -

Live It Up: 1922

Miami Beach: 1941
March 5, 1941. "Raleigh Hotel. Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. Pool, to ocean from balcony. L. Murray Dixon architect." Rustling those ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/31/2013 - 1:47pm -

Miami Beach: 1941

D.G.S.: 1935
... displaced New Yorkers flocked to New York style grocers on Miami Beach to get that tea which was as strong as coffee. A detailed history ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/31/2011 - 11:28am -

D.G.S.: 1935

Saturday Matinee: 1925
... Carrie Concessions Inc. still exists, based in Miami. They specialize in ice cream and frozen treats supplied to concession ... are in dresses, suits, ties, etc. Even at places like the beach, in the earlier part of the 20th century, it was customary to put on ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 5:52pm -

Saturday Matinee: 1925

Ocean Spray: 1964
1964. "Collins Avenue, Miami Beach." With the Ocean Spray Hotel representing the Art Deco old guard and the ... a great job has been done saving the Art Deco heritage of Miami Beach. So many of the "old guard" buildings have been saved and are ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/15/2015 - 12:32pm -

Ocean Spray: 1964

Goodyear Blimp: 1956
... 35mm Kodachrome slide was taken by my grandfather in the Miami/Miami Beach area around 1956. View full size. The Blue Auto Is that a 1957 ... 
 
Posted by JohnZ14 - 09/03/2016 - 2:03pm -

Goodyear Blimp: 1956

Gold Coast: 1905
Florida circa 1905. "The beach at Palm Beach." Making a cameo appearance here: our old friend Alligator Joe. Detroit ... propping up signs and peddling velocipede-chairs. CSI Miami - 1905 Someone call Horatio Kane - from the looks of the beach ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 3:58pm -

Gold Coast: 1905

American Splendor: 1955
March 30, 1955. "Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach. General view of lobby. Morris Lapidus, architect." Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size. The Streets of Miami I'm guessing this is the same place that Allan Sherman mentioned in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/22/2014 - 10:05am -

American Splendor: 1955

Goodyear Blimp: 1938
... View full size. Inflation In the mid-1960s, in Miami, Goodyear blimp flights were $5. I don't know which blimp was stationed ... was near the Washington-Hoover Airport and the Arlington Beach Amusement Park According to "Answer Man" at the Washington Post, in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/28/2012 - 12:08pm -

Goodyear Blimp: 1938

To Boiling Spring: 1902
... many people went in the summer. As someone who was born in Miami and grew up in Florida, I can assure you that it's not "hot and humid ... Even when photographed in the woods, on a train, at the beach, etc., these ladies all looked immaculate. Testimony (I guess) to lots ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 8:27pm -

To Boiling Spring: 1902

The Fontainebleau: 1955
March 30, 1955. "Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach. General view. Morris Lapidus, architect." Photo by Gottscho-Schleisner. ... was broadcast live. [Gleason's show was taped at the Miami Beach Auditorium, not the Fontainebleau. -tterrace] 1954 and two ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/26/2013 - 2:46pm -

The Fontainebleau: 1955

Sun and Fun: 1923
Miami circa 1923. "Mrs. F.H. Lockwood and Miss Joy Welford of Asheville, Mrs. ... probably never dreamed that in just 88 short years, the beach attire would change from this ensemble of caps, shoes, stockings, shorts ... is more, in my opinion. (The Gallery, Dogs, Florida, Miami, Natl Photo) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 8:35pm -

Sun and Fun: 1923

Spring Break: 1905
Miami circa 1905. "On the shore of Biscayne Bay, Florida." 8x10 inch dry plate ... Key This would be Dinner Key in the historic section of Miami known as Cocoanut Grove (later spelled "Coconut"). Other than a small beach downtown, Dinner Key was the only sandy beach along the bay front and a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/19/2012 - 12:56pm -

Spring Break: 1905

The Chalfonte: 1913
... of days ago, I saw several topless women sunbathing on Miami Beach. Topless women is a common sight on the beach there. I am curious what ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 12:54pm -

The Chalfonte: 1913

Lake Worth: 1908
Palm Beach, Florida, circa 1908. "Along the shore of Lake Worth." 8x10 inch dry ... the length of the coast of Florida from Jacksonville to Miami. Seems like each segment of the Intercoastal has been given a ... down near Cape Canaveral; and eventually Biscayne Bay in Miami. One assume the picture was taken on the grounds of the massive hotel ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 3:38pm -

Lake Worth: 1908

Dodge Noir: 1948
... for his hotel designs (most famously, the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach) where he tried to transform the guest experience into an extravaganza. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/05/2013 - 8:43am -

Dodge Noir: 1948

Cabanarama: 1955
March 30, 1955. "Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach. Roof view of pool, cabanas and garden. Morris Lapidus, architect." The ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/31/2013 - 10:22pm -

Cabanarama: 1955

Xanadu: 1897
... East Coast Railway, the first rail line to reach Palm Beach, Miami, and eventually Key West. He employed the fledgling architecture firm of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2012 - 7:57pm -

Xanadu: 1897

Palm Beach: 1905
Florida circa 1905. "The Palm Beach 'trolley.' " Early development in the Sunshine State. 8x10 inch dry plate ... on 1 HP. Old Florida Having grown up in South Miami, I'm loving this series. Anyone who attended South Florida schools in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/27/2012 - 4:53pm -

Palm Beach: 1905

A Different Drummer: 1925
... (Hugo Hespen of Washington) and niece (Etta Pfrommer of Miami Beach) Washington Post, Feb 2, 1936 The Washington ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/04/2012 - 4:54pm -

A Different Drummer: 1925

Spring Break: 1941
March 5, 1941. "Raleigh Hotel, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida. Pool from center. L. Murray Dixon, architect." ... the world my grandmother would take her mink wrap down to Miami Beach. (Wrap: bigger than stole, smaller than coat.) Was it ever cool ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/15/2013 - 10:22am -

Spring Break: 1941

Surfside '64
1964. "Miami Beach from Indian Creek." The Fontainebleau Hotel at left. Medium format color ... full size. Olds, Pontiac, Chevy, oh my! Seems Miami Beach prefers GM vehicles. I see a couple Ramblers and a lot of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/19/2015 - 5:56pm -

Surfside '64

Concrete Cadillac: 1964
"Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 1964." Showing further progress in the application of asphalt and cement ... my parents had a wooden hanger that says "Cadillac Hotel, Miami FLA". To my knowledge neither one visited Miami. I ended up with it and ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/16/2015 - 1:05pm -

Concrete Cadillac: 1964
 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | 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 | © 2017 Shorpy Inc.