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April 16, 2013

Rare and Extraordinary Color Photographs Capture Everyday Life in Florida in the 1930s

It’s hard to imagine what life was like 80 years ago in Florida. Development, inventions, and population continues to rise and Florida looks insanely different than it did in decades past. Taken in 1930s, these amazing color photographs offer insight into the vastly different lives of Florida at that time.

1930, Miami Beach, Florida, USA --- A group of people stand on a boat outside of a Miami Beach home --- Image by © Clifton R. Adams/National Geographic Society/Corbis

1930, Miami Beach, Florida, USA --- A group of people on Miami Beach sunbathe and look out on the ocean --- Image by © Clifton R. Adams/National Geographic Society/Corbis

ca. January 1929, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA --- Sun bathers sit, relax and talk while on one of Florida's beaches --- Image by © Clifton R. Adams/National Geographic Society/Corbis

May 1929, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA --- A group of women relax on a sunbathing beach in Florida --- Image by © Clifton R. Adams/National Geographic Society/Corbis

1930, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA --- Six women sit on a St Petersburg beach with the water behind them --- Image by © Clifton R. Adams/National Geographic Society/Corbis

1930, Miami, Florida, USA --- A group of Miami University biology students study the Biscayne Bay --- Image by © Clifton R. Adams/National Geographic Society/Corbis

January 1930, Tampa, Florida, USA --- A woman sits on an edge by a harbor where a freighter boat approaches --- Image by © Clifton R. Adams/National Geographic Society/Corbis

1930, Florida, USA --- A woman stands among flowers and plants in a florida garden --- Image by © Clifton R. Adams/National Geographic Society/Corbis

1930, Miami Beach, Florida, USA --- Crowds form at a Miami Beach pool for a swim competition --- Image by © Clifton R. Adams/National Geographic Society/Corbis

1930, Palm Beach, Florida, USA --- The two house boats shown here are tied to a dock at Lake Worth --- Image by © Clifton R. Adams/National Geographic Society/Corbis




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