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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

New York Avenue: 1905

New York Avenue: 1905

DeLand, Florida, circa 1905. "New York Avenue." Looking a little like New England with palm trees. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Florida Foliage

Those appear to be Palmettos.

[The bigger ones (and maybe the others) are young sabal palms -- Florida's state tree. -Dave]

Palmless

I see no palms trees. Who can identify the fronded vegetation?

 
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