Enjoy some of our favorite photographs of Sarasota from the Joseph Janney Steinmetz Collection.
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (1955)
Candy Tilton Ulrich at Sarasota Jungle Gardens (November 13, 1948)
Sarasota Beach (1970s)
Ca’d’Zan, the Ringling Mansion (ca. 1945)
Asolo Theater (1961)
At the beach (ca. 1945)
Flying Wallendas founder Karl Wallenda (ca. 1960s)
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Eustis Cornet Band (1885)
Looking down Orange Avenue to Lake Eustis (ca. 1900)
Drug store counter (1912)
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Enjoy some of our favorite photographs of Naples.
Possibly the first building in Naples (ca. 1888)
Naples swamp buggy races (November 8, 1953)
Naples beach scene (September 1981)
Naples golf course scene (1958)
The Orange Blossom Special arrives at Naples (January 7, 1927)
Young woman holding a toucan at Caribbean Gardens (1962)
Hitching a ride, Caribbean Gardens (ca. 1960)
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Mary McLeod Bethune with a line of girls from the school (ca.1905)
Spring at Green Cove Springs (1870s)
Boy receiving a vaccination shot: Green Cove Springs, Florida
Gold hunter George B. Mobley and J. T. Conway on a makeshift elevator: Green Cove Springs, Florida
Mary S. Powers Davis on porch of her home
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Enjoy some of our favorite photographs of Florida’s 19th century lighthouses.
Cape Florida Lighthouse, built in 1825, Key Biscayne
Key West Lighthouse, built in 1825
Anastasia Island Lighthouse, built in 1874, St. Augustine
Cape St. George Lighthouse prior to reconstruction, built in 1852, St. George Island
St. Marks Lighthouse, built in 1832
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The Memphis-born bluesman Keith Brown lays down an excellent rendition of Furry Lewis’s “Judge Harsh Blues” at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival.
Earlier that year, Brown held residency at the Bamboo House in Lake Worth, and recorded his debut album Got to Keep Movin’. In addition to his music career, Keith Brown has portrayed blues legends on film, including Son House in Stop Breakin’ Down and Skip James in The Soul of a Man.
“Judge Harsh Blues”
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Travel back in time and stroll through the town of Brooksville, Florida.
Main Street: Brooksville, Florida (1915)
Street scene: Brooksville, Florida (1940s)
Hudson and Johnson Fish Company truck
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