View of First Street Looking Towards Sanford Avenue

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Title

View of First Street Looking Towards Sanford Avenue

Alternative Title

1st Street and Sanford Avenue

Subject

Photography--Florida--History
Street photography--United States
Cityscape photography
Sanford (Fla.)
Streets--Florida
Avenues
Roads--Florida

Description

This is an especially dated dry plate photograph of Sanford, Florida in 1887. The majority of Sanford's buildings prior to the fire of 1887 were built of wood, without much structural integrity. The photograph shows signs of flaking emulsion, as there is mild discoloration throughout the image and blurring along its edges.

Abstract

This is an especially dated dry plate photograph of approximately the same area as the 1910 cityscape. The contrast between the two images are quite striking. Taken at about the same time as the Palmetto House photograph, it is apparent that the majority of Sanford's buildings prior to the fire of 1887, were built of wood, without much structural integrity. If one were to subtract the palm trees from the photograph, this image of Sanford could easily be mistaken for a frontier mining town in the American West. The photograph shows signs of flaking emulsion, as there is mild discoloration throughout the image, and blurring along its edges.

Source

Original black and white photograph: Photographic Collection, box 3, folder Residential--City Views, General Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

1877

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Photographic Collection, box 3, folder Residential--City Views, General Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
General Photographic Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Referenced By

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

4.1 MB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.811737, -81.264969

Temporal Coverage

1877-01-01/1877-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Student Museum and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Morton, Dave

Digital Collection

External Reference

Mills, Jerry W., and F. Blair Reeves. A Chronology of the Development of the City of Sanford, Florida: With Major Emphasis on Early Growth. S.l: s.n.], 1975.

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Original Format

1 black and white photograph

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