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Administrative Information


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A Guide to Studio Portraits
Collected by Frank B. Shutts

Overview of the Collection

Repository: Research Center
Historical Museum of Southern Florida
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
Creator: Frank B. Shutts
Title: Studio portraits of prominent men
Dates: ca. 1910-1945
Quantity: 81 items
Abstract: Autographed studio portraits of 20th century businessmen, journalists and politicians. Miami Herald publisher Frank B. Shutts collected the photographs, framed them and hung them on his office walls.
Identification: 1953-001
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Attorney and publisher of the Miami Herald (1910-1937).

Knight "immediately liked Shutts, a small town Indiana lawyer who, coming to Miami at forty, had grown with the frontier town and now, at sixty-six, looked upon himself as an important and influential citizen—publisher, lawyer, businessman, civic leader. Shutts had an earthy Mid-western manner that Knight understood. Nor was Knight offended by the older man’s emphasis on his own achievements. The walls of Shutts’ office were adorned by scores of autographed photographs of important national figures, including presidents and cabinet members. A number of the faces Knight recognized.” -- Knights of the Fourth Estate, p. 12.

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Scope and Contents

Autographed studio portraits of journalists, politicians, businessmen, and celebrities. Includes William Jennings Bryan, Doyle E. Carlton, Glenn Curtiss, Jack Dempsey, Duncan Fletcher, Johnny Gruelle, William Randolph Hearst, Herbert Hoover, Claude Pepper, Eddie Rickenbacker, Frank B. Stoneman, S. Davies Warfield, Gar Wood, and others.

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Photographs have been removed from the frames. The original photographs are boxed and arranged by size and accession number. Contact prints made from 4x5 in. negatives are arranged alphabetically by surname.

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Restrictions on Access

The collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission from Historical Museum of Southern Florida staff required prior to reproduction of photographs in a publication. Please contact archives staff for more information.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.


Shutts, Frank B., 1870-1947


Miami Herald

Document Types:

Studio photographs


Businessmen -- Photographs
Journalists -- Photographs
Politicians -- Photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frank B. Shutts photographs, Historical Museum of Southern Florida

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Frank B. Shutts, 1953.

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Smiley, Nixon. Knights of the Fourth Estate: the Story of the Miami Herald. Miami: E. A. Seemann, 1974.

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Item List

Folder Item
1 Allen, Henry J.

Allen, I. Weston.



3 Ashbrook, Claude

Miami Beach

4 Barron, Clarence W.
Former publisher of the Wall Street News
5 Beason, Ross

Miami Beach broker

6 Boomer, Lucius
  Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York
7 Bryan, William Jennings

Statesman and lecturer

8 Capper, Arthur

U.S. Senator from Kansas

9 Carlton, Doyle E.

Governor of Florida, from Tampa

10 Cocke, E.

General Counsel, Seaboard Airline, Norfolk, Va.

11 Coolidge, Calvin

U.S. president

12 Coolidge, Calvin, and his Cabinet
13 Cooper, Kent

General Manager, Associated Press, New York

14 Cooper, Myers Y.

Former Governor of Ohio, [moved to] Florida

15 Craig, John E.

Former executive Clyde-Mallory Lines, now of Ward Lines. New York and Mexico City

16 Curtis, Cyrus H. K.

Head Curtis Publishing Company, Philadelphia

17 Curtiss, Glenn

[Inventor, aviator and founder of Miami Springs]

18 Davies, J. Warren
19 Davis, Fred H.

Florida Supreme Court Judge, District Court Judge

20 Davis, James J.

Secretary of Labor and Senator from Pennsylvania

21 Dean, George H.
22 Dempsey, Jack

Heavyweight boxing champion, New York

23 Durbin, Winfield T.

Governor of Indiana

24 Farley, James A.

Postmaster General, Chairman Democratic National Committee

25 Fleming, Frank

Attorney and journalist, Jacksonville

26 Fletcher, Duncan

U.S. Senator from Florida, 1909-1933. Jacksonville

27 George, Walter F.

U.S. Senator, Vienna, Georgia

28 Gibbs, Arthur Hamilton

The novelist?

29 Graham, George S.

Representative from Pennsylvania

30 Grant, Herber J.

President, Church of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City

31 Gruelle, Johnny

Artist and writer, Miami Beach. Creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy rag dolls.

32 Hammons, Walter S.

President, Surf Club, Miami Beach, and from Portland, Maine

33 Hearst, William Randolph

Owner and publisher, Hearst Publications

34 Harding, Warren G.

U.S. President

35 Hobson, Richmond A.
  Spanish American War hero, temperance lecturer
36 Hoover, Herbert

U.S. President

37 Howard, Roy W.

Publisher, Scripps-Howard Newspapers, New York

38 Howell, Clark

Atlanta Constitution

39 Jones, Jesse H.

Chairman, Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Houston, Texas

40 Le Blond, R.

President, LeBlond Machine Tool Co., Cincinnati, Ohio

41 Linderwood, O. W.
42 MacCormick, Robert R.

Publisher, Chicago Tribune

43 McIntyre, O. O.

Columnist, New York and Gallopolis, Ohio

44 Minton, Sherman

Law partner, senator from Indiana, Supreme Court judge. New Albany, Indiana

45 New, Harry S.

Postmaster General

46 O'Connor, I. V.

Guild of Pipe Organ Pumpers

47 Orr, James P.


48 Pepper, Claude

Congressman from Florida

49 Ralstone, Samuel M.

Senator from Indiana, 1923-1925

50 Reynolds, Robert R.

U.S. Senator from North Carolina

51 Rickenbacker, Eddie

President and General Manager Eastern Airlines

52 Ritter, Halstead

U.S. District Court judge

53 Romfh, Edward C.

President, First National Bank of Miami

54 Seiberling, F. G.
55 Simms, Dan W.
56 Simpson, F. H.

Cincinnati, Ohio

57 Springer, Raymond S.
58 Stephenson, Joe

Owner, South Bend News, Indiana

59 Stevenson, John

Philadelphia and Miami Beach. President Penn Mutual Insurance Company and executive positions in a number of other Pennsylvania companies

60 Stoneman, Frank B.

Editor, Miami Herald

61 Taggart, Thomas

Owner, French Lick Springs, Indiana

62 Warfield, S. Davies

President, Seaboard Airline [Railroad]

63 Watson, James

U.S. Senator from Indiana

64 Weeler, John W.
65 White, William Allen

Publisher and writer, Emporia, Kansas

66 Williams, Charles F.

Cincinnati. President Western and Southern Life Insurance Co.

67 Wood, Gar

Speedboat champion and manufacturer. Detroit and Miami Beach.

68 Young, Clarence M.

Aviation executive and pilot. San Francisco.

69 13 unidentified portraits

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