Dr. Seth Bramson
Mr. Bramson is America’s single most-published Florida history book author and America’s senior collector of Florida East Coast Railway, Florida transportation memorabilia, Miami memorabilia and Floridiana, having begun collecting for 63 years. This collection of FEC Railway and Florida transportation memorabilia is the largest in the world: it is larger than the state museum’s collection (of like items, of course, not their entire collection) and larger than the Flagler Museum’s collection, the same disclaimer applying. In addition, our collection of Miami memorabilia and Floridiana is the largest in private hands (private as opposed to the museums) in the country, The collection has one and a half MILLION individual pieces, including Black Miami, the largest collection of Florida postcards, the largest collection of restricted clientele memorabilia (“Gentile Clientele”); the oldest piece of marked Miami memorabilia, the 1823 hand-written abstract of the “94,100 Acres of Miami,” known to exist; the oldest piece of marked Dade County memorabilia, the 1878 Revenue (Tax) Collectors book.
Mr. Bramson is available to conduct fifteen different talks on South Florida local and Florida transportation history: The History of Discrimination in Greater Miami;” “Lost Restaurants of Greater Miami” (see my article in this month’s “Biscayne Times”); “The History of Miami Part I;” “The History of Miami Part II;” and a good few more.