Key West Lighthouse.

Key West Lighthouse.


Image Number

  • JJS0204

Year

  • 194-

Series Title

General Note

  • This light station was built after the hurricane of 1846 destroyed the original 1825 tower on the coast. It is the 15th oldest surviving lighthouse in the country. The tower was originally 46 feet high and powered by 15 oil lamps with 15-inch reflectors, but was extended to 86 feet in 1894. The tower and nearby Keeper's Quarters were later faithfully restored and maintained as they were before the lighthouse was deactivated in 1969.

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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 transparency - col. - 4 x 5 in.

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Shelf Number

  • Location: 30713, B.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Key West Lighthouse. 194-. Color transparency, 4 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245241>, accessed 10 December 2017.

MLA

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Key West Lighthouse. 194-. Color transparency. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 10 Dec. 2017.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245241>.

AP Style Photo Citation

(State Archives of Florida/Steinmetz)