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The Color of Florida in Black and White

Get a glimpse at the wild past of the sunshine state from the works of an unlikely cameraman.



No air conditioning. Mosquitoes thick as the summertime humidity. Transportation by oxcart, train or canoe. Most of us wouldn’t want to live in early 20th century Southwest Florida, but the life is fascinating still. Enchantments: The Photographic Adventures of Julian Dimock, 1904-1913 lets us picture the flip side of the undeveloped frontier: striking waterways, unbridled swampland and a mysterious, beautifully isolated Seminole culture. See 30 black-and-white images taken by the Wall Street magnate in the exhibit at the Marco Island Historical Museum, up for its last week through Saturday, March 29. themihs.com

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