Sunday, February 21, 2010

100 Years Ago In Florida



Looking more like a Currier and Ives print, this is a photograph of a sternwheeler making its way to the dock at Silver Spring, Florida in 1886. The photograph, made by George Baker, shows the railroad station to the left.

3 comments:

steven said...

golden west i know that life was much simpler, harder and perhaps even more unkind than it is now. but the feeling of magic, simple fun, and excitement is palpable in pictures like these. you know that the events in this picture would have been just that - an event. what a lovely photo. thanks for sharing. steven

Rachel Fenton said...

I was going to say much the same as Steven - wow - what an amazing sight/experience it must have been then.

Tracy said...

It does look very Currier & Ives! Like the others, you do feel the sense of occasion, a heightened excitement and wonderment... This is beautiful and very interesting for us in modern times to consider. Happy Week, Golden West :o) ((HUGS))