4 1/4 x 6 1/2 to 6 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches (mostly in the larger range), circa 1900, mounted on thick card stock in a contemporary album. Rich, striking images of St. Augustine's architecture, commercial district, hotels, beach fronts, fort, African-American business district and residential area, vegetation, and inhabitants. Spine ends of album chipped, some images a bit faded or rubbed, but very good throughout. Half-roan and cloth. (#2395). Item #58218
The photographer of this St. Augustine, Florida, album selected a variety of views of the city and its immediate surroundings: beautiful shots of the luxury hotels, a bird's-eye view of the fort, street scenes of the business districts with trolley tracks and horse-drawn carriages, lush landscapes of public and private gardens, palmettos, marsh, and a pineapple field. Of particular interest are an elaborate tree house with spiral staircase, built in a mossladen live oak, and four photographs portraying the city's African-American residents, one showing their business district with shoppers in the street, one of a wooden shack on stilts with a thatched roof, its residents sitting outside, and two of workers on rural roads. A striking pictorial record of St. Augustine at the turn of the 20th-century.