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Photograph from the upper veranda of Jefferson C. Ensminger's photography studio, looking out at the Sanford waterfront on Lake Monroe. The designs of the porch roof and railing can be seen in the foregound of the photograph. At the extreme right of the image is the multi-story Welborne Block, later known as the Valdez Hotel. To the left of that building is a two-storey wood-frame building with the words "Florida Land and Colonization Company" painted on the side. On the lake, at the center of the photograph, is the steamer "City of Jacksonville". On the bank on the river are two early automobiles. On the back of the photograph is written, "at foot of Park Ave., City of Jacksonville".


ca. 1890s


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Sanford (Fla.)

Number of Images

2 images

Side of Image

Front of Postcard


Sanford Museum



Size of Original Image

13 cm. x 20 cm.

Rights Statement

All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. To purchase copies of images and/or for copyright information contact the respective holding institution.

Digital Publisher

Electronically reproduced by the Digital Services unit of the University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, 2011.

Funding source


Digital Reproduction Specifications

Jpeg2000 images were derived from 400 dpi tiffs scanned on an Avision FB 6080E Book-edge Scanner.

Date Digitized