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Ted Smallwood

Wax figure of Ted Smallwood inside the Smallwood Store in Chokoloskee, Florida in the Florida Everglades.


Ted Smallwood's store was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. It remained open and active until 1982. When the doors were shut, 90% of the original goods remained in the store. In the last few years Ted's granddaughter has reopened the store as a museum, and today it serves as a time capsule of Florida pioneer history. The center section of the building remains as Ted would have known it.


The hide room has been turned into exhibit space, telling the history of the pioneers of southwest Florida.


This image was taken with existing light and you must admit, there is nothing like using window lighting for illuminating people, even if they happen to be made of wax.


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Taken on March 24, 2007