Photo exhibits spotlight various topics in Florida history, and are accompanied by brief text intended to place selected materials in historical context.
The Everglades in the Time of Marjory Stoneman Douglas
These photographs from the Florida Photographic Collection document the nature, culture, development and conservation of the Florida Everglades, a massive wetland ecosystem that has been the focus of much human activity and as well as debate throughout the 20th Century.
Image Number: PR07037
The daughter of Frank Stoneman, Miami Herald's first editor, and graduate of Wellesley College, Douglas devoted her life to the preservation of the Florida Everglades.
Her seminal work, The Everglades: River of Grass (1947) has often been credited as a pioneer literary work in the emerging environmental movement.
She is seen here at the naming of the Department of Natural Resources administration building in her honor.
Photographed on April 4, 1985.
Image Number: C026567
Much of their environment has been lost because of urbanization and water drainage in the Everglades area.
Image Number: SM0299
A hammock refers to a shady, wooded area. This image was taken by naturalist John Kunkel Small (1869-1938) at Royal Palm Hammock in April 1916.
Small was one of the first naturalists in the 20th Century to document the natural life of the Everglades, first visiting the ecosystem in 1901.
Image Number: C012878
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