Why race off? Slow down and smell the salt water!
Ranson E. Olds in the Olds Pirate: Ormond Beach (ca. 1896)
Louis Ross in a Stanley Steamer automobile: Daytona Beach (1903)
Arthur McDonald in his Napier racer: Daytona Beach (1905)
Barney Oldfield racing the Blitzen Benz: Daytona Beach (1910)
Sir Henry Segrave in the Golden Arrow: Daytona Beach (1929)
Tommy Milton: Daytona Beach (1920)
Harry Hartz: Miami Beach (1926)
Ralph DePalma in his Packard V-12: Daytona Beach (1919)
Buddy Callaway: Daytona Beach (1936)
Jack Etheridge in Bill Milam’s Special 1: Daytona Beach (1947)
Sig Haugdahl in the Wisconsin Special: Daytona Beach (1922)
Sir Malcolm Campbell in his Bluebird: Daytona Beach (1935)
How’s the weather where you are? Come to Florida, where any day is just another day at the beach.
Ormond Beach (ca. 1895)
Miami Beach (early 1900s)
Fort Myers (1961)
Key West (1978)
Smathers Beach, Key West (1989)
If you’re searching in the Photographic Collection, you can use the date function to narrow your search to a particular year or range of years. For this post, I searched for Miami and entered 1920-1929 into the date function.
Found a great photo of Miami in the 1920s that we missed? Post a link in the comments!