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Birds of America - 1824-1838
HMA0330 · Collection · 1824-1838

Original first edition set of hand-colored engravings [Double Elephant Folio]

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851
Newspaper collection - 1838-
HMA0084 · Collection · 1838-

Single issues of newspapers relating to South Florida or the Caribbean area. Most of these papers were acquired for artifactual rather than informational value, from many donors over many years.

HistoryMiami does not specialize in newspapers, and is not actively collecting newspapers. This collection, therefore, is unlikely to grow.

HMA0416 · Collection · 1579-1841

A collection of maps of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the coast of Africa published between 16th and 19th centuries. The collection documents the evolution of colonialism and trade in the “New World,” showing the shifting geographic borders of various empires and kingdoms, the expansion of Atlantic trade and sea shipping routes, and the movement of people and goods.

Cabrera, Lydia, 1899-1991
HMA0367 · Collection · circa 1885-1895

Black-and-white photographs shot by Alfred Munroe, depicting places and people living around Biscayne Bay, Florida, before 1896. Views include Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne and Cutler. People include Julia Tuttle. Albumen prints on original cardboard mounts.

Munroe, Alfred, 1817-1904
1963-032 · Collection · 1896-

Mainly albumen prints mounted on cardboard and shot by various photographers. The scenes depict streets, buildings, and the like in the City of Miami, from its founding in 1896 through its first few decades.

Sewell, Everest George, 1874-1940
HMA0429 · Collection · 1899

Mounted, albumen prints with hand-written captions (English language). The contents titles in the Container List are transcriptions of the original captions. Captions in brackets have been created by archives staff.

Apparently collected by a U. S. soldier stationed in Cuba.

Unless otherwise noted, 4.25 x 6.5 in. photographic prints on 6.5 x 8.5 mounts.

Engle y Lund
2000-511 · Collection · 1894-1904

Views of natural areas at Key Largo, Biscayne Canal, Linton, Stranahan Camp (Ft. Lauderdale), Alligator Creek (near Punta Gorda), Miami, Cutler, Key West, Coconut Grove, and Everglades. Includes natural areas, reclamation of land, and Tropical Laboratory (possibly the Dade County Agricultural Experiment Station).

Up to four photographs are mounted on heavy album paper. Beneath each photograph the photographers attached a photo number and caption, which are listed in the container list.

Webber, Herbert John, 1865-1946
HMA0430 · Collection · 1905-1906 (predominant: 1906)

The collection consists of 65 drawings of piers, arches, reinforced concrete rods, and other details such as arch openings and pier abutments. The Long Key - Conch Key Viaduct drawings date from 1905 and 1906, the years of its construction. Also included are drawings of other sections of the Key West Extension.

Florida East Coast Railway. Oversea Extension.
HMA0028 · Collection · 1895-1907

Maps, surveys and drawings of various properties in Miami and the Florida Keys. The bulk of the collection are maps and surveys of the Florida Keys for the Florida East Coast Railway. The other maps are mostly of the Miami area and include Mary Brickell’s property, the Lawrence estate and other properties along the banks of the Miami River.

The majority of the maps are pencil and ink on linen and paper, a few sets are blueprint copies.

Rogers, D. D. (David Dunham)
HMA0405 · Collection · 1907-1912

Images show the early twentieth-century construction of the Florida Keys Overseas Railway. Contains images showing some of the 4000 workers employed by the project, including African American worker and interior views of the camps constructed to house them, including Boca Chica camp, Long Key Fishing camp, and Quarry Camp. Image shows the building of the railway infrastructure and roadbed, as well as the technology used during its construction.

HMA0361 · Collection · 1884-1914

Thirty four autograph diaries by two members of the McCormick family record events of their lives in South Florida and Philadelphia at the turn of the century. Florida locations include Hypoluxo, Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Dade County, probably in the Coconut Grove area

Brookfield, Charles Mann, 1903-1988
HMA0350 · Collection · 1880-1921

Letters and diaries written by the Gilpins while on winter trips to the east and west coasts of Florida. John R. Gilpin (JRG) wrote most of the letters, and his wife Emma (EEG) wrote most of the diaries. Their son Vincent (VG) wrote a few letters and diaries.

Gilpin family.
HMA0100 · Collection · circa 1900-1922

Correspondence, pamphlets, photographic prints and clippings document Charles Deering's interest in plant introduction, research and cultivation at his two Dade County estates. Included are letters and notes from John Kunkel Small, noted botanist and authority on the flora of the southeastern states; material on the building of the Cutler dwelling, with letters from its architect, Phineas Paist; and a folder of pamphlets issued by National Audubon Society, chiefly dated 1912-1916.

Scrapbooks of the Buena Vista estate and Japanese life and customs, 1900-circa 1909. Folder of preconstruction sketches for the Deering estate on Biscayne Bay north of Miami, and a turn-of-the-century photograph album on Japan. Buena Vista materials include two floor plans headed: Preliminary studies of house for Mr. Charles Deering, Miami, Fla. ; a photographic print of a building model; and eight watercolor sketches of different rooms, elevations, etc., signed by the architect Clinton MacKenzie of New York City. The Japanese album consists of a series of hand colored phographic prints showing traditional Japanese artisans, farmers and street scenes. They are numbered in Japanese and appear to have been commercially produced.

Deering, Charles, 1852-1927
02/ · Collection · 1923?

Most snapshots pertain to a mechanical sugar cane harvester that the Hubbells tried out in Moore Haven and in Cuba. Other views are of Moore Haven, Cuba, sugar plantations, and the Hubbell family.

Album appears to have been compiled by Henry Salem Hubbell.

Hubbell, Henry Salem