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Photographs of Saint Augustine (Anonymous)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0586

Scope and Content

Eight photographs of the Castillo de San Marcos, showing the interior of the fort, the chapel, and view across the bay to the lighthouse. Four photographs of the Catholic church in St. Augustine. One photograph of the city gate. Photographs are undated. Possibly date from the early 1870s. Mounted. Dimensions = 8” by 6” matted on board.

Dates

  • 1870s

Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

The oldest fort in the United States, the Castillo de San Marcos has a long and complicated history. These thirteen photographs appear to show the interior of the fort in the 1870s, when it had become a tourist attraction. The collection also documents St. Augustine’s Catholic church, as well as the city gate.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 Box (13 photographs))

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Thirteen albumen photographs of Castillo de San Marcos and St. Augustine from the early 1870s.

Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

Acquired by purchase in 2019 from The 19th Century Rare Book and Photographs Shop, New York. Photographs of Castillo San Marcos and the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine (c. 1874) 13 albumen prints.

Title
A Guide to the Photographs of Saint Augustine (Anonymous)
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Rachel W. Laue
Date
September 2021
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755