Historic Photos of Jacksonville
By the late nineteenth century, the city of Jacksonville was a vibrant cultural center on Florida’s Atlantic coast. Through changing fortunes, Jacksonville has continued to grow and prosper by overcoming adversity and maintaining the strong, independent culture of its citizens.
Historic Photos of Jacksonville captures this journey through still photography selected from the finest archives. From the Gilded Age to the extension of the Florida East Coast Railroad, the Great Fire of 1901 to the installation of three major naval bases, Historic Photos of Jacksonville follows life, government, education, and events throughout the city’s history.
This volume captures unique and rare scenes as depicted in nearly 200 historic photographs. Published in striking black and white, these images communicate historic events and everyday life of two centuries of people building a unique and prosperous city.