From the early 1900s, when visitors reached the sparkling new bathing resort by ferry, to the heydey of Art Deco hotels in the 1930s and beyond, Miami Beach has cast its spell over millions of people and been transformed into a world-class travel destination. Sandy beaches, a balmy climate, a vibrant local community, and a distinctive architectural heritage certainly make Miami Beach a one-of-a-kind city.
About the Author
Captured in vintage postcards, the sights of Miami Beachthe Delano and Ritz Plaza Hotels, the Vanderbilt Mansion, Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant, and Wolfie's, among othershave been preserved for the beachgoers of today and those to come. Author and avid postcard collector Patricia Kennedy has selected these historic Miami Beach scenes from her extensive personal collection and compiled them here to offer readers a glimpse into Miami Beach's fascinating and treasured past.