Photographic Travel Book Titled "G. P. A.: March, '88"

Photographic Travel Book Titled "G. P. A.: March, '88"

Source

State Library of Florida: Florida Collection, 975.9-G326 01

Description

A photographic travel book illustrating the trip taken by members of the General Passenger Agents Association and their wives from March 17-19, 1888, on a "Special Train to Florida." The photographs are accompanied by quotations from "Paradise Lost" by John Milton; "Evangeline" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; poet Stanley H. Ray; poet Lord Byron; a conversation between Walter Raleigh and Queen Elizabeth I; "Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare; "Castle of Indolence" by James Thomson; and the second canto of "The Pelican Island" by James Montgomery. Based on the photographs and captions, the passengers went to Hagerstown, Maryland; Burnside Bridge in Antietam, Maryland; Natural Bridge and Chattanooga in Tennessee; Luray Caverns in Virginia; and the Ponce de Leon Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida.