Postcards from the 1920s and 1930s

The following postcard format photographs were taken by Jesse S. Wooley on winter trips to Florida taken in the 1920s and 1930s. They are loosely organized below according to their location and when they were taken. Additional photographs are included in the Floyd and Marion Rinhart Collection included in the Special Collections Department at the University of Miami's Otto G. Richter Library.

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1. Alhambra Entrance to Coral Gables

2. Miami-Biltmore Hotel-Facing Coral Gables Golf Course


3. Marion on the Gulf at Clearwater Beach Apr. 10, 1935

4. Ent. to the "A.-F." School Cocoanut Grove-Miami Feb. 22-31

5. The Buick at Miami-Biltmore Hotel & Fountain from Ponce-de-Leon Circle Coral Gables

6. Queer Roots of the Mangrove Tree, Tahati Beach Miami

7. In the Venetian Pool Coral Gables

8. Daytona-Bethune-Cookman Industrial School.-Mrs. Bethune the Founder-Colored

9. 600 Acres of Potatoes in the Everglades near Miami in Muck Soil

10. Everglades & Drainage Canal from Tamiami Trail

11. Gulf of Mexico  Atlantic Ocean  Auto Bridge  Feb. 24-32
One of these Concrete Viaducts is 7 Miles Long

12. Buying Oranges & Grapefruit at the Grove, Homestead Fla

13. Bayfront Park Miami all Made by Filling In the Bay
Biscayne Blvd 4 Streets Wide-Big Hotels Face this Blv'd

14. Main Business St. in Key West

15. A Very Good Catch for One Day in the Gulf Stream off Miami

16. The Carribean Clipper at Miami-the First 4 Motored "American" Our Party

17. "Hammerhead" Shark 1000lbs. Miami Feb. 23-31


18. 850 lb. "Sun Fish" Caught at Miami

19. Miami Sky Line from Biscayne Bay

20. Pres Roosevelt Coming Down Biscayne Blv'd-(Street Cleared)  Apr. 12-34

21. The Cuban Presidential Yacht on a Visit to Miami Apr 13-34

22. The Cuban Cruiser on a call to Miami- for Pan-Am. Day  Friday Apr. 13-34

23. A Seminole Indian Mother & Children Preparing Dinner

24. Private "Tea" Served by Sergeant Stanford on Board "H.M.S. Danae" Miami Mch. 4-1932


25. Miami's "Madison Sq. Garden" Where Boxing Fights are held


26. The Kellog Southern Sanitorium at Miami Springs

27. Oriental Architecture At "Opaloca" Miami

28. Entrance to Administration Bldg (Moorish Type) Opa-Locka Miami Suburb

29. Mirror Lake  St. Pete & Tampa Bay from the Blimp

30. Plane in front of P.O St. Pete that carried the First Air Mail Direct to N.Y.


31. Old Mammy Feeding Peacocks at Peacock Farm-120 Birds Here

32. Granada Entrance To Coral Gables


33. The Coliseum Largest Auditorium in Miami at Coral Gables
Douglas Rd. Dividing City of Coral Gables & Miami

34. Dixie Highway Between Daytona and New Smyrna


35. Holly Hill Club at Davenport Fla.
Surrounded by Large Orange Groves
Here is where Ralph Davison own a large orange grove and invested (?) about $18,000

36. Making A Parachute Jump from Plane at Daytona Beach. Mch. 30-1930

37. Wonderful Daytona Beach

38. At the Georgia-Florida State Line


39. Coast to Coast Schooner "Loaded" With Old Relics

40. Lower End of Long Key Feb. 24-32
Great Fishing Here
Pres. Hoover Here Last Winter 1931

41. Searching Cars for Fruit or "Med" Fly at Fla.-Ga.-State Line


42. "Stude" in Center of Haines City Fla. Dec. 18-33


43. Where The Waters of the Gulf & Atlantic Merge
Southermost Point of U.S.A.
Key West from Casa Marina Hotel  Feb. 24-32

44. The Club House  Hialeah Park


45. Sword Fish Caught at Miami


46. Our Favorite Seat in Bayfront Park on Biscayne Bay Miami


47. The Largest Cruiser of the Cuban Navy Visiting Miami


48. Main Entrance to the Fashionable Roney Plaza Hotel-Miami Beach


49. We Stopped Here-250 N.E. Third St. Miami
Street Cleared for Pres. Roosevelt.
Simmons Stopped Here One Year


50. The "Breakers" Palm Beach from Golf Links


51. Start of Annual St. Pete Havana Yacht Race-284 Mi-

52. St. Augustine Decorated for the Ponce de Leon Celebration Apr. 1930


53. The "Don-Ce-Sar" Hotel on Gulf of Mexico- "Pass-a-Grille" Beach Dec-26-29

54. The Beautiful Hotel Flamingo-Miami Beach


55. Joe Powers, Pole Sitter, Has sat on this pole on Ponce-Leon Hotel, Miami for 16 Days & Nights
Taken Jan 24th 1928

56. Private Yachts Anchored in Biscayne Bay-Miami

57. Picking Oranges at Largo Fla. Near St. Pete

58. Lake Mirror-Civic Center of Lakeland-Fla.


59. The Famous Suwannee River Northern Florida 1927
At White Springs Crossing


60. What A Place for Duck Hunting

61. Royal Palm Cocoanut Trees
South Allapattah Gardens Near Homestead


62. Sunset on Boceiga Bay (the Gulf)
"Boca-Ceiga" Near St. Pete

63. Just Returned from the South Pole, 1931
At Miami Feb. 1931
Admiral Byrds, City of N.Y.

64. Caught in Gulf Stream off Miami Jan-1928
on Charter Boat- "Pal"-Capt. H.L. Gilbert


65. Beautiful Bouganvilla Vine + Flowers
Ponce-de-Leon Circle Coral Gables


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