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From the album: De Wolfe Collection

Posted Aug 25, 2016 Posted by 6 Comments

Scott DeWolfe Collection, a set on Flickr.

Check out our newest, oldest collection of Keys images. The Scott De Wolfe collection contains some of the oldest images of Key West that we’ve seen around. We have  scanned, tagged and captioned this amazing collection and are eager to share it. Here’s more info:

Via Flickr:
Scott De Wolfe is the co-owner of De Wolfe & Wood Rare Books in Alfred, Maine. He made his first visit to Key West in 1996 and quickly became interested in the history of the island. Being in the rare book and antique paper field has allowed him to amass a large selection of Key West memorabilia, ephemera, books and photographs. His particular interest are items that tell a story or provide a window into the past. De Wolfe notes that “Key West has such a fascinating history and through the material that I have collected, I have enjoyed learning about how the city has reinvented itself through the years. While I will probably never be able to live on the island as a resident, I have enjoyed learning the history of Key West and treasure the many friends I now have who share my love of the island.”
Volunteer Mary Haffenreffer scanned the photos in this collection

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  • CynthiaM said:

    These pictures are absolutely WONDERFUL! Thank you so much to Scott De Wolfe for gathering and donating them. Thanks to Mary H. for scanning, and to the KW Library for getting these online. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey through these memorable photo treasures.

  • Anne said:

    Hi Cynthia,
    Thank you for taking the time to comment. I’ll make sure everyone on the online history team sees your praise. Thanks again!

  • reba said:

    I love the history that the island has! My family will be visiting there soon! My family loves the tropical islands and the fresh fruits! There is much to see on and around the Island! I hope we can see most of what we want to. We are wanting to renew our wedding vows there on the beach, with all our four children there with us! It will truely be a memorable vacation that our family will remember forever! Thanks to everyone for the historical photos and the library which we intend on visiting on our journeys!

  • reba said:

    I would also like to give a special “Thank You” to Mr.Scott De Wolfe and Mary H for scanning the photos and putting them online for everyone to enjoy the wonderful history behind each photo! I am a Homeschool moma and history is one of our best subjects! So much of our History is not being taught anymore. I feel if we don’t teach our children about our Heritage and History it will soon all be gone! Its vital tgat this generation knows the truth about there History! I feel that Key West will be a great learning experience for my husband as well as me and our four children! Thanks again for the photos and we all look forward to learning even more when we arrive at the Island! Sincerely,Reba

  • Anne said:

    Hi Reba. Thank you for taking the time to express your appreciation–I will certainly pass it along. Safe travels and we look forward to your visit!
    Best wishes,

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