Orange Grove After the Freeze of 1888

Dublin Core

Title

Orange Grove After the Freeze of 1888

Alternative Title

Orange Grove After Freeze

Subject

Orange growers--Florida
Agriculture--Florida
Freezes (Meteorology)--Florida
Oranges--Florida
Sanford (Fla.)

Description

Orange grove in Sanford, Florida. By the time that this photograph had been taken in 1897, citrus groves in Central Florida had mostly recover from the devastating Freeze of 1888.

In 1871, General Henry S. Sanford (1823-1891) began clearing land and planting citrus groves. He began planting citrus groves at St. Gertrude, an orange grove named after his wife. By 1873, General Sanford moved his orange growing endeavors to Belair, a tract of 145 acres three miles from Sanford. In 1894, General Sanford and other citrus growers suffered greatly as a result of record low and freezing temperatures. Since all of the year's crop yield was damaged as well as the trees, farmers in Sanford relied on celery as a new crop and source of income. Local business Chase & Company continued growing citrus and took over the operations at Belair to become one of Sanford's largest employers during the early twentieth century.

Abstract

Seal on back of photograph, "Ensminger Bros., Photographers; No. ___; P.O. Box 185. Sanford, Fla.; Invite attention to their list of view of South Florida Scenery from three hundred selected negatives, embracing choice subjects."

Creator

Chase & Company

Source

Original 8.5 x 5.5 inch inch black and white photograph by Chase & Company, June 3, 1897: Chase Collection (MS 14), box 211, folder 3.30A, item CC 113, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Publisher

Ensminger Bros., Sanford, Fla.

Date Created

1897-06-03

Date Copyrighted

1897-06-03

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 8.5 x 5.5 inch black and white photograph by Chase & Company, June 3, 1897.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 211, folder 3.30A, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Sanford Collection, Chase Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Referenced By

Folder referenced in Chase Collection finding guide, http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/chase.htm.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

173 KB

Medium

8.5 x 5.5 inch black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.76449, -81.325704

Temporal Coverage

1889-01-01/1897-06-03

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience Education Level

SS.K.A.1.2; SS.K.E.1.1; SS.K.G.1.4; SS.K.G.3.3; SS.1.A.1.1; SS.1.E.1.4; SS.1.G.1.4; SS.1.G.1.6; SS.2.A.1.1; SS.3.A.1.1; SS.3.G.1.1; SS.3.G.2.4; SS.3.G.2.6; SS.3.G.3.1; SS.3.G.4.1; SS.4.A.1.1; SS.4.A.6.1; SS.4.E.1.2; SS.4.G.1.1; SS.4.G.1.3; SS.5.A.1.1; SS.5.G.1.3; SS.5.G.1.4; SS.6.G.2.1; SS.6.G.2.4; SS.6.W.1.3; SS.7.G.2.3; SS.8.A.1.2; SS.8.A.1.5; SS.8.G.2.1; SS.8.G.5.1; SS.912.A.1.1; SS.912.A.1.4; SS.912.A.1.6; SS.912.A.3.1; SS.912.A.3.4; SS.912.A.3.13; SS.912.G.1.2; SS.912.G.1.4; SS.912.G.2.1; SS.912.G.3.2; SS.912.G.5.1; SS.912.W.1.3

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Humanities Teacher

Provenance

Entire Chase Collection is comprised of four separate accessions from various donors, including Cecilia Johnson, the granddaughter of Joshua Coffin Chase and the children of Randall Chase.

Rights Holder

The displayed collection item is housed at Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Rights to this item belong to the said institution, and therefore inquiries about the item should be directed there. RICHES of Central Florida has obtained permission from Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida to display this item for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Marra, Katherine

Digital Collection

External Reference

Brochure, Sanford: Central Florida's Waterfront Gateway. Sanford, Florida: City of Sanford, 2005.
Molloy, Leo T. Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891). Derby, Connecticut: Valley Historical Research Committee, 2009.
Sanford Historical Society, Inc. Sanford. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2003.
Some Account of Belair, Also of the City of Sanford, Florida. Sanford, Florida, 1889. http://www.archive.org/details/someaccountofbel00sanf.
Henry Shelton Sanford Papers. General Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

8.5 x 5.5 inch

Locations

Categories