Original photo from the collection of Claude C. Matlach / Copy courtesy Muffy Clark Gill
It's a photo that has all the elements to tell the story: A lone Seminole Indian and canoe, the wildlife and the Everglades and a poster urging the public to buy, buy, buy. The scene was east of Naples, identified only as Tamiami Canal. Today, billions are spent to undo the environmental damage. The 1920 photo is from the collection of Claude C. Matlach. Glimpses such as the one above are part of "The Roaring Twenties in Miami Beach and Miami" exhibit at the Southern Florida Historical Museum in Miami or on your personal computer.