Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The way we were

Found this great old photo of Miami Beach that's available through the LIFE photo archive hosted by Google.

CAPTION: Auto traffic along Collins Ave., the main street of the city, where 6 out of every 10cars has a non-Florida license plate, amongst a residential population of 20,000. Date taken: February 1940. Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt

The location shown in the photo is the Jack Dempsey Restaurant in the Dempsey Vanderbilt hotel he also co-owned. The Setai hotel now stands on the site of the original Vanderbilt hotel.

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