Luxurious Hotels Along Ocean Front at Miami Beach Postcard

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Title

Luxurious Hotels Along Ocean Front at Miami Beach Postcard

Alternative Title

Hotels Along Ocean Front Postcard

Subject

Miami Beach (Fla.)
Beaches--Florida
Hotels--Florida

Description

A postcard depicting hotels along Miami Beach, Florida. The present-day area of Miami Beach was originally inhabited by the Tequesta. In 1870, Henry Lum and Charles Lum purchased a land grant for the area and set up a coconut venture. After the new business failed, the Lums eventually sold the land to John S. Collins and Thomas Pancoast. In 1913, with money loaned from Carl Fisher, Collins began constructed a bridge that would connect the island of Miami Beach to the Miami mainland. At the time of its completion, the bridge was the longest wooden wagon bridge in the world. Two years later, Miami Beach was incorporated as a city and J. N. Lumus was elected its first mayor. The city enjoyed a real estate boom over the next couple of years, when Millionaire's Row, a three-mile stretch of mansions, was developed.

During World War II, the Miami area was used as a training center for the U.S. Army Air Corps, resulting in post-war population growth. South Florida experience another spurt in population growth when hundreds of thousands of people fled Cuba, following the takeover by Fidel Castro (1926-). In 1979, Miami Beach's Art Deco District, also known as South Beach or SoBe, was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Creator

Tichnor Bros., Inc.

Source

Original 9 x 14 centimeter color postcard by Tichnor Bros., Inc.: Private Collection of Bob Van Horn.

Publisher

Harrison Photo Laboratories

Date Created

ca. 1940-1949

Contributor

Van Horn, Bob

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 9 x 14 centimeter color postcard by Tichnor Bros., Inc.

Is Part Of

Miami Beach Collection, Duval County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

267 KB

Medium

9 x 14 centimeter color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Miami Beach, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Tichnor Bros., Inc. and published by the Harrison Photo Laboratories.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Bob Van Horn and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Bramson, Seth. Miami Beach. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2005.
"History of Miami Beach." Miami Beach Latin Chamber of Commerce. http://www.miamibeach.org/directory/living/history-of-miami-beach.

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