View showing the Pensacola Lighthouse.

View showing the Pensacola Lighthouse.


Image Number

  • JJS0718

Year

  • 1951

Date Note

  • Photographed in December 1951.

Series Title

General Note

  • The Pensacola Lighthouse, 150 feet tall (190 feet above sea level), was first lit in 1859 (it replaced an earlier lighthouse that existed from 1825-1858). Located one mile from Fort Barrancas, it has six revolving lenses, on of which sweeps each point of the horizon every minute. The lenses concentrate the light to 6200 candlepower. It can be seen 22 miles at sea. In 1965, the lighthouse was automated. The adjoining Keeper's Quarters, a brick structure, was built in 1868. The site is located at the entrance of Pensacola Bay on San Carlos Road. In 1974, the facility was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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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 - 5 x 4 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Location: 30713, B.

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View showing the Pensacola Lighthouse.
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Chicago Manual of Style

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. View showing the Pensacola Lighthouse. 1951. Black & white photonegative, 5 x 4 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245733>, accessed 21 March 2019.

MLA

Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. View showing the Pensacola Lighthouse. 1951. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 21 Mar. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245733>.

AP Style Photo Citation

(State Archives of Florida/Steinmetz)