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Black and white image of the building housing Jefferson C. Ensminger's home and photography studio. At the left of the image is a multi-storey white building with the name, "The Park Drug Store" painted on the side. Two individuals can be seen standing outside the building. A dirt road, Park Avenue, separates the drugstore and the studio. In the center of the image is a two-storey brick building. On the second floor of the building, including the veranda, was the home of Jefferson C. Ensminger, photographer. On the bottom floor was a Fishing Tackle and Guns Store (with the sign on the outside of the building), along with a small office that belonged to John W. Wellington, who was a real estate developer. Attacked to the back of the building was J. C. Ensminger's photography studio, which is the white building with the small sun roof. The stairs at the foot of the white building led up to J. C. Ensminger's residence on the top floor. On the side of the white building is a painted sign that reads, "Photography Gallery". A sign hanging on the wood fence advertises "Ensminger Bros., Photographers". J. C. Ensminger owned the studio with his brother, James Madison Ensminger, but only J. C. was known to live and work in Sanford, Florida. On the back of the photograph is typed, "First Ensminger Bros. Studio on Park Avenue, between 1st and Commercial (present day parking lot)."


ca. 1890s


Black-and-white photography -- Florida -- Sanford -- Photographs.; Dwellings -- Florida -- Sanford -- Photographs; Trees -- Florida -- Sanford -- Photographs

Subject-Personal Names

Ensminger, Jefferson C. (1843-1912); Wellington, Jno. W.


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

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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