Permanent Collection

  • 1897-1898
  • Height: 5 x 8 in.
  • Photograph

The original gate was less ornate. The New York Times reporter William Drysdale wrote in 1891 that it was “formed from long palmetto trunks driven into the ground and rustic gates” and tall sabal palms stood on either side. In 1893, the original “rustic” gate was replaced with distinctive ironwork. J. D. Givens photographed this group of tourists standing before the gates during the winter season of 1897-1898.

historic photo of 7 Hotel guests standing at gate to Hotel property. 3 ladies wearing long skirts and blouses, men in suits, all wearing hats.

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Accession number: 2008.007.001