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Date(s) - Saturday, January 13, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pinecrest Branch Library


Saturday, January 13 at 2pm
Fred Hand Photo Studio

The Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade are pleased to welcome Stephanie Garcia and Margarita Mirabal from the Miami-Dade Public Library’s digital collections and historic archives, with a program on photographer Fred Hand, proprietor of Miami’s first photo studio.

A number of historic negatives and prints, as well as significant personal effects, were donated to the Miami Pioneers historical society by Fred Hand’s great-granddaughter Martha Stevenson to be archived in perpetuity. The collection is now in the hands of Miami-Dade Library’s Florida Collection.

Fred Hand Photographic Studio on East Flagler Street

Fred Hand Photographic Studio on East Flagler Street

This treasure trove of early Miami memories includes portraits of prominent pioneer settlers and their families, as well as Fred’s family and descendants.

Digitizing the old negatives and prints takes hundreds of hours, but now the library staff are ready to share many of these images with the Miami Pioneer members and friends.

We’re also pleased to welcome Fred Hand’s great-granddaughter Martha Stevenson to the gathering, to offer additional insight into the Fred Hand family history.

Let’s meet at the Pinecrest Library on Saturday, January 13 at 2pm for this fine presentation.

Please share this event page link with friends who might find this historic presentation interesting:

Please RSVP online with the library for in-person or online zoom attendance. https://mdpls.org/event/9575221

The meeting will also be presented on Zoom.

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Meeting ID: 839 6868 4738
Passcode: photos