Carl Fisher’s Yacht “Shadow K”

These 1920’s vintage photographs of Fisher’s yacht the “Shadow K”, and its passengers, were generously gifted to the MDPL in early 2018 by Alice McCollam Neary. Her father, Hugh Kenneth McCollam, worked for Carl Fisher in 1925 and 1926. After graduating from Yale in June 1925, McCollam was hired as an engineer for Carl Fisher. […]

1983 Art Deco Weekend Poster

…depicting nude on blue background with palm leaves. Created by Woody Vondracek who stated, “A last minute decision by the Miami Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce killed this design as the official image of the event. I saw it as symbolizing a proud emergence of the District. All they saw was a naked woman.” Subsequently, […]

1930’s Olympic High Diving Champion, Tony Zukas at Miami Beach Hotels

MDPL member, Nancy Usatschew has generously donated her family’s vintage photographs and articles about her uncle Tony Zukas. In the 1930s – 1940’s, he performed as an Olympic High Diving Champion at various Miami Beach hotel pools. Attached from these archives is shown:  1939 Ad for divers Tony Zukas and Frank Foster  //Two photographs of Tony […]

The Coleman House, Asheville NC

The Coleman House at 36 Montford Ave. (where the Chamber of Commerce now sits) was a cause célèbre in the late 1970s when its owner, William Coleman died. “The Coleman house commanded the entrance to and established the historic atmosphere of the entire Montford area,” states the newsletter of the Montford community. Montford, on the […]