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Jesse S. Wooley Photographs
April 2, 2003 4:49 AM   Subscribe

Jesse Sumner Wooley's Florida Photographs. The1896 Lantern Slide Tour , and Postcards from the 1920s and 1930s.
posted by hama7 (6 comments total)

 
Great, thanks!
posted by plep at 5:00 AM on April 2, 2003


As a floridian myself I must say this is a nice site with some great historical pictures and information. Gonna have to share with this one with others. Good post!
posted by ZupanGOD at 5:46 AM on April 2, 2003


Thanks hama7, it's nice to see some non-[news|iraq|anti-war|pro-war] posts.
posted by substrate at 6:18 AM on April 2, 2003


Cool post, hama7 - per your usual style. Thanks!
posted by madamjujujive at 6:47 AM on April 2, 2003


Wow, I love this. Having been born and raised a Floridian, I see many places I've been that just don't look the same. Bayfront park, on Key Biscayne (South Miami) still has the same beautiful look, however. *sniff* the pictures make me happy to live in such a desirable place :)

(it's only when you live here a short while, then you realize it's not all they make it out to be. Geriatrics and sauna-like humidity are the norm)
posted by shadow45 at 8:48 AM on April 2, 2003


Thanks for this post.

Yes, much has changed for the worse, but I'm actually surprised at the number of images that are recognizeable today, after more than 100 years. St. Augustine still has all of the landmark buildings, the stuff in Coral Gables (the entrances, the Venetian Pool) still stand. Lots of familiar scenes.

I can report that his prediction about alligators becoming extinct in a few years was wrong.
posted by groundhog at 8:16 PM on April 2, 2003


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