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Fresh Slices of Old Florida

OLD FLORIDA IS tan bare feet. Turquoise waters. Pink motels. On cool evenings, it’s sweet tea on the porch of a rusty-roofed cabin. The smell of citrus blossoms. Banjos, harmonicas and fiddles. On a lazy Sunday, it’s quiet country roads with tunnel-like canopies of centuries-old live oaks. Mom and Pop gift shops. Roadside produce stands with sweet corn and watermelon. Old Florida is manatees. Crystal clear springs. Rope swings. An aluminum boat. Night crawlers. Mostly, Old Florida is home.






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thelovelyseas:

Itchetucknee Spring, Blue Hole. Diver: Floriano Putigna by eputigna on Flickr.

thelovelyseas:

Itchetucknee Spring, Blue Hole. Diver: Floriano Putigna by eputigna on Flickr.


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alixjunge336:

Kayaking Chassahowitzka, Florida

alixjunge336:

Kayaking Chassahowitzka, Florida


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peerintothepast:

Tourists at a Sarasota trailer park picnicking at the beach. Sarasota, Florida. January 1941.  huffpost.com

peerintothepast:

Tourists at a Sarasota trailer park picnicking at the beach. Sarasota, Florida. January 1941.
huffpost.com


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Looking south on Duval St. near the intersection with Fleming St. in Key West. 1961

Looking south on Duval St. near the intersection with Fleming St. in Key West. 1961


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indypendenthistory:

January 1937. “Part of the family of a migrant fruit worker from Tennessee, camped near the packinghouse in Winter Haven, Florida.” 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. (via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Where the Grapefruit Grow: 1937)

indypendenthistory:

January 1937. “Part of the family of a migrant fruit worker from Tennessee, camped near the packinghouse in Winter Haven, Florida.” 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. (via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Where the Grapefruit Grow: 1937)


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ddfrtv:

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Title: Woman in striped dress, holding a fan Year: between 1885 and 1910 Photographer: Harper, Alvan S., 1847-1911. Courtesy of Alvan S. Harper collection from Florida Memory, State Library & Archives of Florida, www.floridamemory.com.
In this photo, taken between 1855 and 1910, a fashionably dressed woman holds a decorative fan. The dress, with it matching stripes, looks as if it had been made by an excellent dressmaker, perhaps the woman herself. Photo was taken in a Tallahassee, Florida studio.
To learn more about African American History and Photography at “Through A Lens Darkly” TALD documentary and multimedia project - Digital Diaspora Family Reunion DDFR www.DDFR.tv Chimpanzee Productions, Inc.
Check out the new trailer for “Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” @USA Projects. bit.ly/L06o6j

ddfrtv:

HA00860

Title: Woman in striped dress, holding a fan
Year: between 1885 and 1910
Photographer: Harper, Alvan S., 1847-1911.
Courtesy of Alvan S. Harper collection from Florida Memory, State Library & Archives of Florida, www.floridamemory.com.

In this photo, taken between 1855 and 1910, a fashionably dressed woman holds a decorative fan. The dress, with it matching stripes, looks as if it had been made by an excellent dressmaker, perhaps the woman herself. Photo was taken in a Tallahassee, Florida studio.

To learn more about African American History and Photography at “Through A Lens Darkly” TALD documentary and multimedia project - Digital Diaspora Family Reunion DDFR www.DDFR.tv Chimpanzee Productions, Inc.

Check out the new trailer for “Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” @USA Projects. bit.ly/L06o6j


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mariaschnabel:

I BRAKE FOR BOILED PEANUTS – One of my favorite things about car trips around the South is spotting a boiled-peanuts stand on the side of the road.  Must stop for the salty treat and a taste of country culture.  The stand below can be found before entering the bridge to St. George Island in the Florida Panhandle.

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swampysflorida:

Swampy’s #Florida Postcards: Wakulla Springs
Here’s the beach that used to be at Wakulla Springs State Park. There’s no date on the postcard.

swampysflorida:

Swampy’s #Florida Postcards: Wakulla Springs

Here’s the beach that used to be at Wakulla Springs State Park. There’s no date on the postcard.


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Somewhere in Old Florida…

Somewhere in Old Florida…


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acrella:

The last two #flamingos at #sunkengardens 💙
#Tampa #TampaBay #Florida #stpete #botanical #garden #flowerlovers #beautiful #pretty #nofilter #nature #summer #purple #berries #floral #foliage #plants #instagood #instamood #instagood
Made with @nocrop_rc #rcnocrop

acrella:

The last two #flamingos at #sunkengardens 💙

#Tampa #TampaBay #Florida #stpete #botanical #garden #flowerlovers #beautiful #pretty #nofilter #nature
#summer #purple #berries #floral #foliage #plants #instagood #instamood #instagood

Made with @nocrop_rc #rcnocrop


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