Over 100 photographs depicting scenes in the Lake Okeechobee, Everglades and surrounding areas.

Collection Number: N2016-8

Creator: Westwood, Frank Paul, Jr., 1929-2014

Title: South Florida photographic collection, ca. 1940-1969

Quantity: 200 photographs

Description:

This collection of photographs taken by Frank Paul Westwood, Jr., consists of about 200 negatives and prints (150 4"x5"negatives and 100 8" x 10" prints) depicting scenes in the Lake Okeechobee, Everglades and surrounding areas. This collection contains numerous images of Florida Power and Light Company, including shots of employees, plants, substations, company events, and damage from hurricanes including the Fort Lauderdale Hurricane of 1947. Also included are 25 3"x3" images showing additional Florida Power and Light activities, an outdoor eating area (possibly managed by Hotpoint, a commercial cooling equipment company owned by General Electric), and what appears to be cooking classes for African-American women.

Historical Note:

Frank Paul Westwood, Jr., born February 15, 1929, was a Chief Petty Officer for Damage Control with the United States Coast Guard for 36 years and was also a Florida Power and Light Company employee for 36 years. He was an active participant in community and civic organizations. He was particularly fond of his Amateur Radio Club of the Glades, of which he served as president. Westwood died on March 12, 2014 at the age of 85.