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State Archives of Florida
Woman on horse in front of Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida.
N2011- 7, Photographic collection, 1930s-1970s; Box 7
National parks and reserves--Florida--Saint Augustine
National monuments--Florida--Saint Augustine
Historic buildings--Florida--Saint Augustine
Military engineering--Florida--Saint Augustine
Horsemen and horsewomen
Coast defenses--Florida--Saint Augustine
Location: 30713, C.
Castillo San Marcos in St. Augustine is Florida's dominant Spanish Colonial landmark and the oldest masonry fort in the United States. Construction of the fortress, which began in 1672, took a quarter century and was completed in 1696. With walls 16 feet thick at the base and protected by moat, the Castillo was never taken by force. In 1763, as a provision of the Treaty of Paris (1763), Britain gained all of Florida in exchange for returning Havana and Manila to Spain, captured during the Seven Years' War and the fort was renamed Fort St. Mark until 1784. At the end of the American Revolution war, the Second Treaty of Paris returned Florida to Spain. Spain signed the Adams-Onís Treaty in 1819 ceding Florida to the United States and the fort was renamed Fort Marion. In 1924, the fort was designated a National Monument and in 1933 it was transferred to the National Park Service from the War Department. In 1942, in honor of its Spanish heritage and construction, the fort was once again given its original name of Castillo de San Marcos.
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.
Subject - Corporate
Chicago Manual of Style
Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Woman on horse in front of Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida. 1942 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245977>, accessed 30 November 2022.
Steinmetz, Joseph Janney, 1905-1985. Woman on horse in front of Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida. 1942 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245977>
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(State Archives of Florida/Steinmetz)