Item #List1634 Collection of Five Bromide Prints Showing Scenes on the Ocklawaha River, Florida, in the 1890s, with Four Showing African-American Subjects. African-Americana - Florida - Early Photography.
Collection of Five Bromide Prints Showing Scenes on the Ocklawaha River, Florida, in the 1890s, with Four Showing African-American Subjects.
Collection of Five Bromide Prints Showing Scenes on the Ocklawaha River, Florida, in the 1890s, with Four Showing African-American Subjects.

Collection of Five Bromide Prints Showing Scenes on the Ocklawaha River, Florida, in the 1890s, with Four Showing African-American Subjects.

Florida: 1890s. Five bromide photographs measuring ​​4 3/4" by 4" mounted on a 13 ¾ x 10 ¾ album leaf. Excellent contrast, near fine overall. Item #List1634

A collection of five images showing scenes along the Ocklawaha river in the 1890s. The Ocklawaha had been a popular steamboat route in the nineteenth century, though with the advent of the Oclala railroad in 1881, the route became less traveled. These images are from this later period, in the 1890s, making these images of African-American subjects in the area quite uncommon. Three of the images show subjects in front of their homes, a fourth shows several workers in a cotton field, and the final image shows an alligator on the shore of the river.

Price: $750.00