Harriet Beecher Stowe, her husband, and guests on the porch of her home in Mandarin (Jacksonville), Florida, 1875, via Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views, The New York Public Library Digital Collections. (Click on the image for a larger view.)
The author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin and 30 other books bought her Florida house soon after the Civil War ended. At the time of this photo, she was there seeking refuge from the publicity accompanying the civil trial for adultery of her equally famous preacher brother, Henry Ward Beecher.
There is another view of the house (no longer standing) here.
Mr. and Mrs J. C. Williams on their porch, Eastpoint, Florida, ca. 1900, via Brown Family Collection, Florida Memory Commons on flickr.
The Williams were among six families who settled on a peninsula called Eastpoint, across the bay from Apalachicola, Florida, in 1898. The group called itself the Co-Workers’ Fraternity, and together the members pursued philosophical and religious study and farmed and ran seafood and lumber businesses. Land was individually owned, but profits were shared.
“Boy, dog and woman enjoying each other’s company,” Tallahassee, Florida, ca. 1910, via Florida Memory (State Library and Archives of Florida) on flickr.
Couple tends to their yard at Trailer Estates, Sarasota, Florida, November 1967, by Division of Tourism, via Florida Memory (State Library & Archives of Florida) Commons on flickr.
“Mrs. Cook and Polly parrot on the porch of the family home, Mulberry, Florida,” ca. 1900, via Florida Memory (State Library and Archives of Florida).
A note on the Florida Memory website says that Polly could mimic all the women and children in the neighborhood.