Picture Florida: Name That Year!


Be a photo detective! What is going on in this picture? Do you have a guess as to what year it might be? Where in Florida could this be?

What clues do you see? Don’t be afraid to state the obvious. Noticing details can lead to greater insight.

What people, objects and activities do you notice?

Try an artist’s trick. Divide the photo into four quadrants and study each section. What new details do you see?

Based on what you have observed, what can you infer from this photograph? What questions do you have?

Come back on Friday when we will update the post with more identifying information.

For Teachers

  • Photo Analysis Worksheet from the National Archives
  • Standards: SS.4.A.1.1, LAFS.68.RH.1.2, LAFS.68.RH.1.1, LAFS.910.RH.1.1, LAFS.910.RH.1.2, LAFS.1112.RH.1.1, LAFS.1112.RH.1.2, LAFS.1112.RH.3.9, SS.912.W.1.3, SS.912.A.1.2

UPDATE: Leonard Nimoy at the Sheraton Yankee Clipper Hotel in Fort Lauderdale (1972)

Yes, this is Leonard Nimoy at the Sheraton Yankee Clipper Hotel in Fort Lauderdale in 1972!

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6 thoughts on “Picture Florida: Name That Year!

  1. Leonard Nimoy is talking to two women and there is another man in the background. It looks like there is going to be some kind of meeting or there has already been one. The women are wearing name tags. I think the photo was taken during the 70’s, because of Leonard’s sideburns and clothes and also the guy in the back has a 70’s style look to his hair. The meeting could have been about women’s rights. An important topic during the 70’s.

  2. That’s an Enid Collins wooden carriage purse, which was very popular in the early 1970s. The shag haircut worn by the woman on the right was popular in the early 1970s. Carol Brady, mom of the Brady Bunch had that hairstyle in 1971. The younger woman’s hair is slightly wavy instead of straight, as was very popular in Florida by 1974. My guess is that the year is 1972 or 1973.

  3. I wasn’t able to determine a location for the photo. Is there someone out there that can find some clues as to the location.

  4. This one was too easy to search!

    1972, at the Sheraton Yankee Clipper Hotel in Fort Lauderdale for the American Cancer Society. Mr. Nimoy had COPD, the result of years of smoking.

  5. Thank you, Susan Jones. I knew it had to be in South Florida because of all the palm trees outside and the ocean beyond the palms. I also knew it was early 70’s due to the hair styles and the knit dresses. Of course, we surely all recognized Leonard Nimoy. I had forgotten the box purses.

    • Pamela,

      I found the original photo in the Florida Memory Project. I was still in high school, so had no clue about the box purses.

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