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Jeani Kitchens modeling a dress amid pigeons at Ancient Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach, #Florida (1959). Her dress, by McKay of #Miami, is made of sheer black silk organza with a voluminous skirt. The oversized roses, predominately white and beige with pale green leaves and stems, are appliqued around the full skirt. Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/76553
Oxen hauling oranges from Fort Drum in Okeechobee County, #Florida. Link in bio:  https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/138689
Members of the #Florida State College for Women basketball team sitting on the fountain outside of the Westcott Building in #Tallahassee (ca. 1920). @floridastateuniversity. Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/154455
Men with horses and a carriage riding through Apalachicola, #Florida, #OTD in 1901. Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/259547
A busy person’s correspondence card with check boxes to select items desired. Which boxes would you check? #Florida #vacation. Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/332994
Postcard of Hotel Mason in #Jacksonville, #Florida (ca. 1915). Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/333015
Fruit pickers competing in the second annual National #Orange Picking Contest in #Orlando, #Florida (1951). Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/294929
A group portrait of the Quincy High School #football team (1930). #Florida. Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/320232
People riding the alligator boat at Wakulla Springs (1940s). #summertime @visitwakulla. Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/9099
The Key West Coconuts professional baseball team (ca. 1930). Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/153572
Former Florida First Lady May Mann Jennings christening the “W. S. Jennings” ship at #Jacksonville in 1944. During her life, she was active in civic work and politics. She headed the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs and was co-founder of the Florida League of Women Voters. As a member of the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs, Jennings helped create Royal Palm Hammock State Park which served as inspiration for designating the Everglades as a national park. Link in bio.
Hose Company Number 1 on Main Street in Ocala, #Florida (1880s). The company formed after the Thanksgiving Day fire of 1883. Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/145270