Tourist Map of Jacksonville, 1885

297594
Date
1885
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Tourist map of Jacksonville indicating the location of railroad depots, hotels, boardinghouses, churches, public buildings, and other points of interest for visitors. Provided as an insert attached to page 45 of Henry Lee, The Tourist's Guide of Florida (New York: Leve & Alden, 1885). "Presented...
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Advertisement for the Everett Hotel in Jacksonville, 1885

298126
Date
1885
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Print advertisement for Everett's Hotel in Jacksonville. J.M. Lee was the proprietor. Contemporary maps indicate the hotel was located on the northeast corner of Julia and Bay streets. The advertisement was printed on page 47 of Henry Lee, The Tourist's Guide of Florida (New York: Leve & Alden, 1885...
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Hotel Thelma - Lakeland Florida, ca. 1950

336135
Date
1950
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Brochure advertising the Hotel Thelma and Lakeland, Florida, with descriptions of activities available from the lakeland Tourist Club and the Lakeland Yacht and Country Club, as well as the Cleveland Heights Golf Course.
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Advertisement for the St. Johns Hotel in Palatka, 1878

297558
Date
1878
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Print advertisement for the St. Johns Hotel, located at the corner of Lemon and First streets in Palatka. The hotel was open year-round. Printed on page 116 of H.D. Bicaise, A Guide to the Land of Flowers (Charleston: Parry, Cook & Co., 1878).
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Menu - Hotel Ponce de Leon, St. Augustine, 1889

297565
Date
1889-03-25
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Dinner menu for March 25, 1889 at the Hotel Ponce de Leon in St. Augustine. This was one of Henry Flagler's masterpiece hotels on Florida's Atlantic coast. The menu is in the family papers of Judge Benjamin A. Meginnis of Leon County, who was in St. Augustine for a Masons convention. The menu provid...
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"The Altamonte" Hotel Brochure, ca. 1906

331398
Date
1906
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This brochure describes the attractions, amenities and rates at the Altamonte Hotel in Altamonte Springs.
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Advertisement for the Magnolia Hotel in St. Augustine, 1876

297570
Date
1876
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Print advertisement for the Magnolia Hotel located on St. George St. in St. Augustine. The hotel's winter season opened November 1st. W.W. Palmer is listed as the proprietor. The ad is illustrated with an engraving of the hotel. The ad was printed on page 359 of Charles Hallock, Camp Life in Florida...
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Advertisement for the Carleton Hotel in Jacksonville, 1885

298128
Date
1885
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Print advertisment for the Carleton Hotel in Jacksonville, featuring brick construction, a billiard hall, and a passenger elevator. The engraving of the hotel included in the ad suggests the hotel was founded in 1876. The advertisement was printed on page 49-50 of Henry Lee, The Tourist's Guide of F...
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The Altamonte Hotel Brochure, ca. 1910

331397
Date
1910
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This brochure describes the attractions, amenities and rates at the Altamonte Hotel in Altamonte Springs.
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Advertisement for the Varnum Hotel, Gainesville, 1883

298141
Date
1883
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Advertisement for the Varnum Hotel, located in Gainesville on West Main Street, southwest of the Public Square. W.N. McCormick was listed as the proprietor. Printed on page 109 of Charles Henry Webber's The Eden of the South, Descriptive of the Orange Groves, Vegetable Farms, Strawberry Fields, Peac...
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Card announcing the opening of the Wisteria Dancing Room at the Hotel Seminole in Jacksonville

212354
Date
1916
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The best dancing floor and the best string orchestra in the city; dancing every week evening 9:00 to 12:00 p.m; Reservations made upon request; , Saturday Evening, October 14th,1916.''
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Broadside advertising the opening of the Continental Hotel in Pensacola, 1875

212534
Date
1875
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It is with pleasure that we announce to the traveling public that Pensacola now boasts of her long needed First Class Hotel''
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Print advertisement for the St. James Hotel in Jacksonville, 1885

298130
Date
1885
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Print advertisement for the St. James Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida. The ad announces that the hotel had recently been enlarged, remodeled, and refurnished - with new, vast dining and drawing rooms. The updated hotel featured an elevator, hot and cold baths, electric lights, and steam heat. The ad ...
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Leaflet advertising the Egmont Hotel at Fernandina, 1884

297593
Date
1884
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Leaflet advertising the Egmont Hotel in Fernandina, Florida on Amelia Island. The leflet describes the hotel's accommodations and the activities available for entertainment in the surrounding area. A description of travel options is also provided. The leaflet notes that Fernandina was "entirely free...
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The Altamonte Hotel Brochure, ca. 1922

331396
Date
1922
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This brochure describes the attractions, amenities and rates at the Altamonte Hotel in Altamonte Springs.
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Leaflet advertising the Hotel Princess Issena in Seabreeze, Fla., circa 1920s

298129
Date
1920
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Leaflet advertising the Hotel Princess Issena in Seabreeze, Florida just outside Daytona in Volusia County. The leaflet includes a detailed description of the hotel's amenities and services, including automobile and horse rentals, excursions on the Tomoka River, hot and cold baths, etc. Makes refere...
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Broadside advertising new management for the Central Park Hotel in Madison

212535
Date
1880
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Brochure for the Hotel Mason, Jacksonville, ca. 1915

297580
Date
1915
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Brochure advertising the Hotel Mason, located on the northwest corner of Bay and Julia streets in Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida. The 12-story structure was originally built in 1912 and was destroyed in 1978. The site is now home to the EverBank Center.
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Booklet advertising the Hotel Magnolia, St. Augustine, 1913

297568
Date
1913
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Booklet describing the Hotel Magnolia at St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida. The publication was designed for tourists seeking accommodations for the 1913 winter season (January 1 - May 1). The booklet includes a full description of the hotel's amenities, plus information and photographs for...
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Advertisement for the Arlington House, Gainesville, 1883

298140
Date
1883
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Advertisement for the Arlington House, located in Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida. J.C. Ryder is listed as the proprietor. The house featured accommodations for 150 guests, including a billiard and pool room, reading and smoking room, electric bells, bath rooms, verandas, and fireplaces in al...
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McRorie's Tourist Guide, January 1933

331447
Date
1933-01
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This guide lists approved tourist homes from Florida to Maine.
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Lakeland, Florida: Opportunity's Year Round Playground, 1925

336131
Date
1925
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Brochure advertising Lakeland in Polk County as a year-round destination for recreation and industrial opportunities. The brochure discusses educational facilities, recreational activities, golfing, hunting and hotels.
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Hollywood-by-the-Sea Brochure, ca. 1924

331439
Date
1924
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A 1920s brochure about Hollywood-by-the-Sea with information about the city's history, the hotels and apartments available there, golf, the Country Club and the ocean.
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Advertisement for the South Florida Railroad, 1887

298145
Date
1887
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Print advertisement for the South Florida Railroad - mentions that the railroad was standard gauge, and offered parolor cars and through sleeper cars. Semi-tropical scenery, ample hotels, and good hunting and fishing are listed as inducements. The ad also claims Florida has the best climate for pers...
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Map of the Florida Central Railroad, 1911

326741
Date
1911
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image

Opening of Hotel Duval program, March 1951

331475
Date
1951-03
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Informational booklet about the history and founding of Tallahassee's Hotel Duval.
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Railroad Rates for the Annual Meeting of Good Samaritans, 1897

336101
Date
1897
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A circular letter instructing attendees of the annual meeting of Good Samaritans how to reach Key West for the June 16-18, 1897 meeting. Passengers could reach Key West from Tampa via steamship. Travel prices are also included.
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Advertisement from the Plastic Plants Company for tropical plastic houseplants

212494
Date
1956
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Advertisement from the Plastic Plants Company of Miami, Florida for tropical houseplants made entirely of plastic. The ad emphasizes the lifelike quality of the product, the plants' colorfastness, washability, etc.
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Advertisement for Miami, 1924

318845
Date
1924
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Advertisement for Miami, the "Wonder City" located at the southern terminus of the Dixie Highway. Published on the rear cover of The Florida Times-Union's "Florida Roads and Resorts," 1924 edition.
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Hollywood Vacation Advertisement - brochure

326735
Date
1926
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A 1920s advertisement brochure for the seaside vacation town of Hollywood publicizing its attractions and booming growth.
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text

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