Deactivated light station on stilts located near the entrance to the Northwest Channel leading into Key West, Florida.

Deactivated light station on stilts located near the entrance to the Northwest Channel leading into Key West, Florida.


Image Number

  • JJS0161

Year

  • 1949

Date Note

  • Photographed in June 1949.

Series Title

General Note

  • Building was originally a lighthouse. After being deactivated the locals referred to it as the "House on Stilts". It was later burned down in 1971 by some local individuals and the only thing that remains to this day is the supporting frame work.
  • Accompanying note: "En route to Ft. Jefferson & the Marquesas".

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    Biography Note

  • Joseph Janney Steinmetz was a world-renowned commercial photographer whose images appeared in such publications as the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Look, Time, Holiday, Collier's, and Town & Country. His work has been referred to as "an American social history," which documented diverse scenes of American life from affluent northeasterners to middle-class Floridians. Steinmetz moved from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Sarasota, Florida in 1941.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Shelf Number

  • Location: 30713, B.

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Deactivated light station on stilts located near the entrance to the Northwest Channel leading into Key West, Florida.
Deactivated light station on stilts located near the entrance to the Northwest Channel leading into Key West, Florida.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Deactivated light station on stilts located near the entrance to the Northwest Channel leading into Key West, Florida. 1949. Black & white photonegative, 4 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245105>, accessed 11 December 2017.

MLA

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Deactivated light station on stilts located near the entrance to the Northwest Channel leading into Key West, Florida. 1949. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 11 Dec. 2017.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245105>.

AP Style Photo Citation

(State Archives of Florida/Steinmetz)