Gleason Waite Romer / Romer Collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library
A blend of old and new — circa 1929. This classic image from the Romer Collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library shows Seminoles and a Goodyear blimp. Gleason Waite Romer, who died in 1971, photographed South Florida by air and land for newspapers and as a freelancer for 25 years until the 1950s. "Because of these different occupations and his wonderful eye for capturing a moment of time we have beautiful and enduring snapshots of life in early South Florida," says the Miami-Dade Public Library, which features the Romer Collection in Miami and online.