On December 28th, 1956, the Mai-Kai Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale opened it’s doors to the public. It is one of the most successful restaurants in Fort Lauderdale and is still one of the greatest places in town to grab a barrel of rum! Stepping into the Mai-Kai today is like going back to a very swanky dining experience straight out of the 50s complete with Polynesian dancers. And if you’re into old things like we are, you can roam the eight dining rooms and gander at the expansive collection of Polynesian artifacts, some over 100 years old. The Mai-Kai recently contacted Munoz Photography and asked us to restore a collection of their photographs from 1956 and you can only imagine how ecstatic we were! This really reminds us of how important photography is, especially in relation to history.

before and after of restoration from MaiKai in 1956, munoz photography, photographic restoration