From 1868 to 1897, photographer James B. Heyl traveled the island, capturing still images of Bermuda and her people. Included in the collection of images were photos of buildings, churches, roadways, streets and sailboats, all of which combined gives us insight into what life was really like back then. Here are 12 photographs by James B. Heyl we love. 

 

Cedar Avenue

 

 

Commissioners House

 

Ginger beer and fruit stands

 

The crop season of 1882

 

St. David’s Lighthouse

 

The boys went camping

 

Long House, Pembroke

 

Holy Trinity Church in Hamilton, destroyed by fire in 1884

 

The Causeway

 

Admiralty House

 

Mrs. Mildred Lee, daughter of Robert E. L (commander of the Confederate States Army) and her cousin at Joyce Dock Cave