Miami Airport Still Reminisces About the 1920s
We've already told you about the awesome dog paintings at Miami International Airport, but there's another exhibition at MIA we consider a must-see, and it's one that's been there for, like, ever.
This one's called The Roaring Twenties and Thirties in Miami Beach (they had us at roaring) and it's a collection of vintage photographs by Claude Matlack, who worked in Miami and Miami Beach between 1918 and 1942. During the twenties, his lens was focused on the beauties of the beach, and the gents who hung around them in matching dorky bathing suits.
The series on display, which comes from the Historical Museum of South Florida, is located at MIA's Central Terminal E, level 2, just before and just past the security checkpoint.
The photo of an early MIA above is one of our favorite in the exhibition, and one we always make time forsince we're generally in the area putting our shoes back on and stuffing our TSA-approved plastic baggie of cosmetics back in our carry-on.
As the hordes of families and foreigners stream past us, we like to gaze up at this image and remember a simpler time. It's a small moment of zen in what has become one of the biggest, most unwieldy airline terminals in the country.
Today, we share this remembrance of MIA's youth, and a time when graphics were the business and travelers were stylish, with you, too.
[Photo: Rebecca W]