26 leaves with 63 mounted albumen prints, most 4-1/2 x 7-7/8 inches, all captioned in ink. 1 vols. 4to. The Florida Frontier, 1887. Recent red morocco and original red cloth over boards. One photograph with clean split across image, no loss. Some fading, generally fine and clear. Item #234774
Assembled by a party of men on an extended tour and hunting expedition in the area, the album documents numerous locations in southwest Florida in the period immediately following the extension of the Florida Southern Railroad into the Peace River region in 1886. All of the photographs are captioned in ink, and all but the first nine, which were taken at Interlachen (near Gainesville), relate to southwest Florida. The album includes scenes of the grounds of Charles Francis, Jr. at Interlachen, and the residence of Goerge Long; the railway station, an office car, and a street scene at Trabue; views of the Hotel Punta Gorda under construction; waterfront scenes along the Punta Rassa; views of Fort Myers; a Spanish Fishing village; a “Cracker” family and their orange grove; Judge Ziba King and his house at Fort Ogden; scenes of the Myakka River, Bartow, and Zolfo Springs, and a number of hunting and camping scenes. Nineteenth century photographic albums of Florida are very scarce; the present album shows the rural landscape of southwest Florida at the dawn of the modern age.
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