Visitors drinking water from the Fountain of Youth attraction in St. Augustine, Florida.

Visitors drinking water from the Fountain of Youth attraction in St. Augustine, Florida.


Image Number

  • JJS0352

Year

  • 194-

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General Note

  • The spring is said to have been visited in 1513 by Ponce de Leon. It is believed to have been enclosed in 1565 when the first permanent settlement in the United States was established at Saint Augustine, Florida. Property purchased by Dr. Luella Day McConnell in 1901 who began to charge an admission price to drink from the waters of the free flowing spring found on the estate.

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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.

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Physical Description

  • 1 transparency - col. - 4 x 5 in.

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Shelf Number

  • Location: 30713, B.

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Visitors drinking water from the Fountain of Youth attraction in St. Augustine, Florida.
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Chicago Manual of Style

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Visitors drinking water from the Fountain of Youth attraction in St. Augustine, Florida. 194-. Color transparency, 4 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245333>, accessed 20 March 2019.

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Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Visitors drinking water from the Fountain of Youth attraction in St. Augustine, Florida. 194-. Color transparency. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 20 Mar. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245333>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Steinmetz)