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Description: We offer an original early 20th century photograph of the Royal Palm Hotel in Miami, Florida. The grandiose hotel opened in 1897 and boasted five stories with a sixth floor salon and 450 rooms. The Royal Palm possessed Miami’s first electric lights, elevators, and swimming pool.¬†The hotel was severely damaged during the 1926 hurricane and was ultimately torn down in 1930. This image shows the impressive facade of the immense building¬† with palm trees gracing the front lawn and two small, wooden boats gliding through the water in the foreground.

Photo measures approximately 7 1/2″ x 9 3/8″ and is signed in the negative at the lower left: Photo by Chamberlain Cottage City, Mass.” Mount measures: 10″ x 12″. Verso has pencil identification and a faded backmark for “Royal Palm Studio Miami, FLA Chamberlain Artist”. Item #P00186

Condition: Photo has several stray marks in the sky. Generally very good condition.