FLORIDA | 1981
Visitor parking lot at the Kennedy Space Center with several early rocket boosters displayed nearby. The car park view is from the driver's seat of an automobile and some cars are reflected in the rearview mirror. Administered by NASA, KSC is a major tourist attraction for tourists to the Orlando area.
Kennedy Space Center
Tourists to the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida posing with a pretend astronaut in an Apollo spacesuit costume. Administered by NASA, KSC is a major tourist attraction for tourists to the Orlando area. Two million people visited in 1981, making KSC the fourth most popular destination for Florida tourism.
Cadillac automobile parked on the ramp of the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida as women walk past. The Fontainebleau Hotel represented opulence and leisure for many tourists visiting South Florida. The Cadillac sedan represented status luxury and success of the American Dream. 1981.
Elegant elderly woman in Key West, Florida with fancy hat. The woman is Mrs. Frances Crowe Stahl, and she works at a boutique. Mrs. Stahl is an active and beautiful senior citizen who is also a milliner and makes her own fancy hats.
5th Street Gym, Miami Beach
Trainers at the 5th Street Gym, a famous sports gymnasium that was established in 1950 in South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida. Many champion athletes trained at the Fifth Street Gym including Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali. The gym is operated by Chris Dundee, whose brother Angelo Dundee is a top trainer. Chris Dundee is also a fight promoter.
Florida alligator in captivity with open jaws at Gatorland, a roadside tourist attraction on U.S. 1 north of St. Augustine, Florida. The animals are kept in a pen and some of the reptiles have injuries from fighting.
Boy staring from the window of a poor house in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Overtown had many old shacks with a large African-American population and many Haitian refugees and other poor immigrants. Much of Overtown is considered slum or ghetto and many of the people in these poor neighborhoods lived in poverty.
DC-3 airplanes aerial spraying insecticide for mosquitoes control over the Marco Island development in Collier County, Florida. The planes belong to Collier Mosquito Control District and they spray pesticide chemicals to kill mosquitos from about 75 feet above ground. The CMCD is aware of environmental concerns of aerial spraying and poisons and tries to control the insects through adulticiding and Larviciding to limit damage environmental impact.
Fading empty lounge chairs on the terrazzo porch of an Art Deco hotel in South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida. The red and yellow chairs are examples of cheap postwar modernist furniture covered in a synthetic vinyl upholstery like naugahyde. The colors and light evoke a tropical setting, and perhaps an old married couple in retirement and old age.