Bird's eye view overlooking various buildings in downtown Key West.

Bird's eye view overlooking various buildings in downtown Key West.


Image Number

  • PR05924

Year

  • ca 1849

Series Title

General Note

  • This daguerreotype is one of the oldest photographs ever taken in Florida. It dates to about 1849 and was likely taken from an observation tower or rooftop on the northwest side of Key West near the corner of Front and Whitehead streets. Like most daguerreotypes, the image is reversed. Visible near the horizon are St. Paul's Episcopal Church (left) and First Baptist Church (middle), both located on Eaton Street.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 3 x 5 in.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Bird's eye view overlooking various buildings in downtown Key West. ca 1849. Black & white photonegative, 3 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/4962>, accessed 15 February 2019.

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Bird's eye view overlooking various buildings in downtown Key West. ca 1849. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 15 Feb. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/4962>.

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