Florida vacations and silent movies photograph album (1916-1920)

Collection processed and finding aid created by Erin Berger, September 2019
Graphics Division, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

Summary Information

Title: Florida vacations and silent movies photograph album
Creator: Anonymous
Inclusive dates: 1916-1920
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract:
The Florida vacations and silent movies photograph album contains approximately 300 photographs of people vacationing in southern Florida and production sets of Fox Film Corporation silent movies, dating from 1916 to 1920.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu

Access and Use

Acquisition Information

1998. F-451.1.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright status is unknown

Preferred Citation

Florida Vacations and Silent Movies Photograph Album, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Florida vacations and silent movies photograph album contains approximately 300 photographs of people vacationing in southern Florida and production sets of Fox Film Corporation silent movies, dating from 1916 to 1920. Identifiable silent movies consist of The Jungle Trial (1919), A Woman There Was (1919), and A Fallen Idol (1919). The style of the album includes photographs creatively cut to various shapes and sizes. The majority include captions and names.

Named individuals include Theda Bara, Evelyn Nesbit, William Farnum, Lizzie Sexton, Dick Stanton, and Adolf Stahl. The album likely covers several trips to Florida and shows various groups of family and friends at the beach and traveling.

Specific locations shown are Miami, Jacksonville, Daytona, Palm Beach, and St. Augustine. Images show people visiting Coconut Grove, Arch Creek, Hotel Poinciana, Musa Isle, and Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos). Other images of interest include photographs of African American children who were likely movie extras, captioned “More nature;" Farnum standing next to two film cameras; porpoises on display; house boats; men drinking "in a dry state;" and Seminole Indians in traditional dress.

The album is 26 x 18.5 cm with brown cloth covers.

Subject Terms

Subjects:
  • Photographs shelf.
Visual Subjects:
  • Actresses--Florida--1910-1920.
  • Actors--Florida--1910-1920.
  • African Americans.
  • Bara, Theda, 1885-1955.
  • Bathing suits--Florida--1910-1920.
  • Beaches--Florida--1910-1920.
  • Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
  • Daytona (Fla.)
  • Farnum, William, 1876-1953.
  • Fox Film Corporation.
  • Jacksonville (Fla.)
  • Miami (Fla.)
  • Motion picture industry--Florida--1910-1920.
  • Nesbit, Evelyn, 1884-1967.
  • Palm Beach (Fla.)
  • Prohibition--Florida--1910-1920.
  • Seminole Indians.
  • Stanton, Richard, 1876-1956.
  • Swimming--Florida--1910-1920.
  • Recreation--Florida--1910-1920.
Genre Terms:
  • Photograph albums.
  • Photographs.

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Container / Location Title
Volume   1 [A.1.1917.3]  
Florida vacations and silent movies photograph album [series]