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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

The Other Side: 1865

The Other Side: 1865

St. Augustine, Florida, sometime around 1865, seen looking through the city gates (shown earlier from the other direction). Half of a wet-collodion glass-plate stereograph made by Samuel A. Cooley. View full size.

 

Taggers

Someone tagged the column on the right! In 1865!

St. Augustine Gates

The same today . . . Zoom (Flickr)

[Amazing! Where'd the horse go? - Dave]

Gates

I live in St. Augustine and they actually look more worn and weathered in the picture (1865) than they do today.

 
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