Ca. 1880s–1890s photograph view of Brooksville Avenue, Brooksville, Florida.
View of civic growth on a tree-lined residential section of Brooksville Avenue in Brooksville, the the county seat of Hernando County, Florida. The image depicts a new rail fence fence on the left, the worn rails and posts of the old fence piled on the ground.
Several house can be are seen to the right and these may be among the seventeen surviving houses that now comprise the South Brooksville Avenue Historic District. This designated area is located on South Brooksville Avenue between Liberty Street and Early Avenue.
The photo was taken by Isaac Aten of Pine Castle, Florida. Aten was a prolific maker of city and other views in Florida, his imprint stating “Made to Order, and Kept in Stock! Prices Reasonable, Business Solicited.” His logotype of a hapless man pursued by the gaping jaws of an alligator adds a bit of Florida humor.
Description: Ca. 1880s–1890s photograph view of Brooksville Avenue, Brooksville, Florida.
Pine Castle, Florida, [ca. 1880s-1890s]. Photograph on card mount with caption. 5¼ x 8½ inches. Imprint on verso. Mount worn; foxing within image; contrast remains good.