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Old Miami River: 1900

Old Miami River: 1900

The Sunshine State circa 1900. "Miami, Fla., fish docks along the Miami River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

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Hats Hats Hats

Amazing photograph as usual made even more impressive by the large format glass negative source.
In the era where simply everyone wore hats, wondering if initial impressions are correct that the hats (and dress) convey a code of social status.
The boss wears a bowler, the fishermen wear fisherman 'skipper' hats, the straw hats are 'middle management', the cloth peaked hats, laborers.

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