Alvin Samet photograph collection - 1890-1989

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Alvin Samet photograph collection - 1890-1989


  • 1890-1989 (Creation)


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Collection contains photographic slides and negatives showing of Miami-Dade and Florida. Most images pertain to hurricanes, hurricane preparedness, and subsequent damage caused by the storms; including the 1926 hurricane, hurricanes Betsy (1965), Camille (1969), Alicia (1983), Hugo (1989) and Andrew (1992). Includes images of flooding during the 1947 hurricane season. Other weather occurrences such as waterspouts and tornadoes are included as are satellite images and hurricane projection charts.

Collection also contains slides that pertain to modes of transportation in Miami Dade County and other parts of Florida, primarily the street-railroad system. Images range from the horse cars of the 1890s to the inauguration of the tri-rail system in the 1980s.

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Slides and negatives are arranged chronologically and by subject.

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      Accession number 1998-564 & 1998-583

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      © Copyright 2019 HistoryMiami Archives & Research Center. All rights reserved.

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