Using iconic images and many not so well-known illustrations, Nostalgic Florida is a pictorial history of all that has come to represent Florida in print media. Chapters laden with vintage images explore the myths and reality of Florida as a tropical Eden. Sections on romantic Florida, Florida’s bathing beauties, funny Florida, and working Florida culminates with a chapter on the kitsch that has come to represent the Sunshine State.
Doug Alderson is a Florida naturalist and writer. He has published many articles in magazines such as Wildlife Conservation, Sierra, and Florida Wildlife, and has written several books on nature in Florida. He is also the author of A New Guide to Old Florida Attractions and Traveling Florida’s Seminole Trail (Pineapple Press).