The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 2 – Baby and Peggie (c. 1925)

This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a family vacation to Miami, Florida in 1925. The family visits citrus groves, visits a Seminole tribe, meets a chimpanzee, and spends a good amount of time in downtown Miami and on the bayfront. The family also visits the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables where a spectacular scene is being filmed for the silent picture, The New Klondike, complete with mermaids on rafts in the pool. The family then watches a group of dancers perform a fantastic rendition of the Charleston on a promenade, likely at Bayfront Park.