Author Archives: PHC

Dateline: "A Place in a Dream, I Once Saw: ‘Miami, Florida Skyline From Biscayne Bay,’" late 1920’s. "Paul’s Safari Into Miami’s History"

  “I DON’T know,” he said, genuinely puzzled and scratching his head. He seemed unable to stop looking at the old card he’d found at the very back of a shelf in the old shop, long ago fallen from sight. … Continue reading

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"Biscayne Day!" 36 X 60 " or, ‘A Tale Told in Chapters: Art as Journey (Third Sitting)," Part 5. [Special Easter Eve Edition]

  TONIGHT, as Easter approaches, almost as if my life were reasonably organized, and affairs somewhat in order, etc., I wanted to grab the opportunity to send out your way the canvas as of the next phase in its evolution. … Continue reading

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"Welcome to the Royal Palm Hotel, 1906."

  “EXACTLY what Miama needed,” remark was frequently overheard approvingly as the “locals” strolled casually about the grounds. “Just a wonderful place… oh my, and built to last!” Thank you.

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"As if an Open Road Heading Out To Sea Needs a Destination, There Abides Key West, and Hope," 1941.

  WITHOUT fail, whenever I set out for Key West, I feel an unreasonable sense of excitement. There’s something about the venture that feels just like freedom, and the drive is so very beautiful, and (just a little) different every … Continue reading

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"View from Bay Front Park, Miami, Fla.," late 1920’s.

  SO MUCH that you see captured in this photograph was new at the time, including the very ground upon which R.E. Simpson stood with his camera, and the location of the graceful Royal Palms brought in from area nurseries … Continue reading

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"When a Place Called Miami Was Young, and Indistinguishable from Unbroken Everglades, All Around," Early 1900’s. (Part 1 of 2)

  HERE is a rare photograph of two generations of a Seminole family taking their ease together upon the bank of the flowing south fork of a pristine Miami River. (The river might appear dirty, or cluttered with waste of … Continue reading

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"The Peaceable Kingdom," 36" X 60"

  HERE is home sweet home, definitely where the heart is, and I felt to simply share it with you today, inviting without expectation your own free experience of its parts and the whole. If it gives you even a … Continue reading

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Dateline: "A Special Message Sent to the Future by Mrs. Girard’s Second Grade Class at Riverside Elementary," Mar. 17, 1953. "Paul’s Safari Into Miami’s History"

  MRS. GIRARD, for the life of her, could not begin to understand where on earth her kids might be even getting such fool notions. But then again, she was the sort to fret generally and with considerable gravitas, at … Continue reading

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Dateline: "’A View of Miami, Fla.,’ and What a View It Was!" 1900. "Paul’s Safari Into Miami’s History"

  HERE is a view of a great old oak tree having made itself completely at home in the crystalline waters of the flowing Miami, at a spot well known to the pioneers, and quite likely as well the ancient … Continue reading

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A Moment with James Deering at Vizcaya, 1922.

 

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