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Cocoanut Dreams Takes You Back In Time

 Thirty black and white, sepia, and hand tinted photographic images, from 1912 through 1925, are currently on display at the Boynton Beach City Library. On June 7th from 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m., the public is invited to a reception to hear the stories behind the images. The first 20 people to arrive will receive a sprouted cocoanut!

The photographer A. Romyn Pierson III beautifully portrayed the lush tropical wilderness and romantic cocoanut groves that were once Ocean Ridge, Manalapan, Hypoluxo Island, Lantana and Lake Worth. The images were printed on canvas and illustrate the barrenness and beauty of coastal Palm Beach County as it was a century ago. 

Historians and authors, Janet DeVries and Ginger Pedersen curated the exhibit. They rescued the photographs from an eBay scrapbook. Many of the images are accompanied by hand-written descriptions and all images are for sale.

The Boynton Beach City Library is located at 208 S Seacrest Blvd. The Cocoanut Dreams Exhibit runs through September 14th.