Photographs of Ralph Middleton Munroe (Historical Museum)
In 1883 Ralph Middleton Munroe brought a camera with him to Coconut
Grove. His photographs lyrically portray the Biscayne Bay region's people
and places during its last years as a remote wilderness. He continued
shooting pictures of South Florida until 1915.
The Munroe collection contains 27 photographic prints from dry-plate
negatives. Views are of Coconut Grove, the Barnacle (Munroes home),
people (family, friends, tourists, African Bahamians, Seminoles), maritime
places (Miami River, Florida Keys, Bahamas, lighthouses, etc.) and maritime
activities around Biscayne Bay (boat-building, sailboats, wrecking,
Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, etc.).
Description prepared by Becky Smith,
Historical Museum of Southern Florida
Also available: brief biography of Ralph