St. Augustine Through the Lens of William Henry Jackson

Opens December 31

     In the decades following the Civil War, photographer William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) played a major role in shaping public perception of the American landscape. In the 1890s, Jackson was commissioned by Henry Flagler’s East Coast Railroad to produce a set of images to promote St. Augustine as a tourist destination. Today, Jackson’s photographs remain a remarkable record of turn-of-the century life in this historic city, offering a striking portrait of the Gilded Age in St. Augustine. “St. Augustine Through the Lens of William Henry Jackson” is funded in part by the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.

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