The Miami News Collection

The Miami News photographs collections is the largest and best source for images of the twentieth century Miami region from the 1940s through 1988. It consists of 187 linear feet of photographic prints and negatives of people, places and events in Miami-Dade County, Florida and the Caribbean area. The photographs were shot by staff photographers or collected by the news library.

The Miami News collection guide provides a detailed description, including container lists and links to more sample images.

Woman watering plants outside jalousie windows, January 8, 1960.
Photographic print filed in the Miami News Collection under General Development Corporation.
The Mackle family, also called General Development, built housing developments on Key Biscayne, Marco Island, and other Florida places.
Image no. 1989-011-6363.


Massey, Toby.
Eden Roc Hotel (Miami Beach, Fla.), September 31, 1959?
Photographic print filed in the Miami News Collection under Hotels and Motels--Eden Roc.
Image no. 1989-011-7382.


Dismantling the Prins Valdemar, with the Freedom Tower in the background (Miami, Fla.), 1952.
"Wrecking crews are dismantling the old-time sailing vessel, the Prins Valdemar, and for many years a familiar landmark on the beach in Bayfront Park, Miami, Fla. The city had sold her for scrap. Built in 1892, the Prins Valdemar has been everything in her double life--a training ship for naval cadets, blockade runner, gun smuggler, coconut freighter, hotel, aquarium, restaurant, navy chief petty officers' club, youth and civic centers." -- original caption attached to photograph.
Image no. 1989-011-15057