Barbara Baer Capitman, the founder of MDPL, ran for the office of Miami Beach Commission back in 1983. Although she lost the election, her vision for Miami Beach endures to this day. Her campaign slogan was “Restore Our Paradise”. Shown is an archival political ad for her campaign including a notice for meetups and swim parties every Wednesday at the Sans Souci Hotel for her committee members. Also shown is her campaign poster and shopping bag. All from MDPL’s Barbara Baer Capitman Archives.
Read Time: 4 mins Flagler Monument Island is a small man-made island off the coast of Miami Beach, Florida. While