Miami, FL. Miami Chamber of Commerce. Circa 1926.
Promotional booklet, 9 1/4 x 4 inches, opening to sheets 9 1/4 x 8 inches as issued. There are 24 pages with black and white illustrations, plus a color fold out section of four pages which was stapled in and is now loose. One side is full color views of Miami highlights; the verso is an extraordinary collection of black and white views of hotels. There is a colorful 9 x 8 inch pictorial map of Florida title "Rail - Steamer - Air - Highway - All Lead to Miami" on the verso of the unfolded front cover and similarly-sized detailed map, in color, of Miami/Miami Beach on verso of rear cover. A notice, 3 3/4 x 8 inches tipped in to the inside front cover, titled "Miami Conditions Normal Now," details the horrific storm of September 18, 1926, that wreaked havoc on the city. The notice concludes with a statement pertaining to U.S. Weather Bureau records declaring that "hurricanes never occur during the winter months. All the attractions and allurements of this tropic playland set forth in this descriptive booklet of Miami are therefore available and awaiting you now." Small chips to edge of front cover, diagonal fold at upper left edge of cover, overall is good clean condition. An uncommon and informative item, profusely illustrated. Item #55356