Ca. 1880s photograph of Bay Street, the Seawall and Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida.
An exquisite albumen photograph in stunning condition showing late Victorian-era homes along Avenida Menendez, then Bay Street, and before that a coastal marsh. The street runs parallel to St. Augustine’s seawall and the Matanzas River. Spanish-built Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos) and a large sailing ship are visible in the distance.
What may be the photographer’s autograph, now indistinct, appears midway between the two boats in the water.
For a comparison of this photograph with a similar ca. 1880s image of Bay Street and the seawall, see Walls and Roads: From Bayfront to Avenida Menendez, accessed online.
Description: Ca. 1880s photograph of Bay Street, the Seawall and Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida.
[Florida. N.p., ca. 1880s]. 4¾ x 8¼ inches, on original card mount with all gilt edges. No backmark, a modern ink annotation to verso; near fine.