Gleason Waite Romer papers - 1916-1950s

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Gleason Waite Romer papers - 1916-1950s


  • 1916-1950s (predominant: (bulk 1930s-1950s)) (Creation)


11.00 Folders

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Gleason Waite Romer worked in Miami from 1925 until the early 1950s. Romer captured enduring images of early South Florida, first, as a photojournalist with the Illustrated Daily Tab, and later as a commercial photographer.

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Articles and advertising pieces illustrated with photographs shot by Romer. Most are newspaper clippings, tear sheets and advertisments from local, state and national publications. Depicts scenic and social images of Miami and South Florida, dwellings and communities for real estate pieces, and images for product advertising and feature stories. Clients include Burdine's (department store), and Bay Point (subdivision development) on Biscayne Boulevard.

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Romer's photographs are housed at the Miami-Dade Public Library, 101 W. Flagler Street Miami, Fla.

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Accession number: x-1775

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