Paper Souvenirs > St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida combines a series of views into a novelty paper format. Sixteen lithographic images are mounted onto blue boards with gold decoration, then assembled into a structure resembling a lotus flower. Produced in the late nineteenth century, this was probably intended as a local souvenir. The images depict the buildings of St. Augustine, including the cathedral, the Spanish fort, Vail's Hotel, the army barracks, the U.S. Post Office, and both the new and old lighthouses. There are also scenes of Treasury, Charlotte, and St. Francis Streets, as well as a Spanish coat of arms. Other nineteenth-century viewbooks of Florida in the Avery Classics collection include Illustrated Florida (1882) and Florida, the American Riviera (1887).