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Hospital Street: 1897

Hospital Street: 1897

St. Augustine, Florida, circa 1897. "Hospital Street." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

The Man

Would seem to be WHJ's assistant, the handcart loaded with photographic equipment.

Aviles Street

Today, that street is named Aviles Street.

Below is the view (via Google Street View) from today which includes the still-standing Seguí-Kirby Smith House.


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