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Clock Golf: 1905

Clock Golf: 1905

Miami circa 1905. "Clock golf at the Royal Palm Hotel." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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And the gentlemen in the background seem to be playing the Queen of Games: croquet.

Madames Millinery

When milliner was a profession.

Surface groomer thingy

Looks like the lad at the right is dragging a large flat surface groomer thingy (like what they use on baseball infields) around the putting area to smooth out the surface.

The heat

When ever I see these pics of Florida, I wonder how they could take the heat and humidity with all those clothes on.

[This would have been in winter, when people vacationed in Florida. - tterrace]


Must have been very tough to putt on compacted dirt, right? Simply awful.

Just viewing this image - I can sense the heat of day, especially dressed head to toe in wool.

Away from the farm

The couple in the forground appear to be a younger Ma (Phoebe) and Pa Kettle on holiday away from the farm. Yep, Marjorie Main giving it to Percy Kilbride for complaining about not being able to wear his bib overalls to breakfast.

Clock Golf

All sand trap, no green

My mother had clock golf set up in her back yard, as a child. Not as big, perhaps but it was all green.

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