Howe Sadler displaying his catch during a fishing contest - Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

68943
Date
1949
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C011186

Young woman and young man riding on a pier boat - Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

79687
Date
1961
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C038116

Glass bottom boat - Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

162794
Date
19--?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PC4861

Looking down the run from the headpool at Weeki Wachee Spring

125618
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
GE1753

Al Zaebst and Howe Sadler kidding around during a fishing contest - Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

68936
Date
1949
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C011165

Al Zaebst and Howe Sadler discuss tackle during a fishing contest - Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

68937
Date
1949
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C011167

Al Zaebst and Howe Sadler discuss tackle during a fishing contest - Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

68938
Date
1949
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C011168

Al Zaebst and Howe Sadler discuss fishing during a fishing contest - Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

68940
Date
1949
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C011173

Al Zaebst and Howe Sadler talk during a fishing contest - Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

68941
Date
1949
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C011176

Al Zaebst fishing during a fishing contest - Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

68948
Date
1949
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C011207

Al Zaebst fishing during a fishing contest - Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

68949
Date
1949
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C011208

Al Zaebst fishing during a fishing contest - Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

68950
Date
1949
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C011209

Al Zaebst and Howe Sadler comparing catches during a fishing contest - Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

68952
Date
1949
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C011213

Al Zaebst fishing during a fishing contest - Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

68953
Date
1949
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C011216

Al Zaebst dives into a river to wrestle an alligator into submission - Weeki Wachee River, Florida

67229
Date
1948
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C007020

ACCORDING TO SNOWBALL

252865
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:40; color; sound; V-19 BA075; S. 828
Description
This film is narrated from the viewpoint of an American egret named Snowball who lives on the river at Weeki Wachee. The film shows osprey, limpkin and gallinule, including shots of gallinule nesting. The plot of the film is as follows: A gallinule nest floats away due to the wake of a tour boat. Th...

Florida alligators as seen at Weeki Wachee, spring of live mermaids.

165886
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
Pc6097

Beauty in the Deep

243138
Date
January 21, 1961
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with a performance by the mermaids at Weeki Wachee. The narrator describes the control it takes for the performers to dive. There are also scenes of eating and drinking underwater.
Video Details
4:50; B&W; sound; V-125 AA211; S. 828

Weeki Wachee Spring observation group.

125662
Date
1947?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
GE1786

Santa Claus underwater - Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

271256
Date
1948
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C006958

Mermaid Who Couldn't Swim

253319
Date
ca. 1964.
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:40; color; sound; V-103 BA070; S. 828
Description
This film tells the story of a girl applying to become a mermaid at Weeki Wachee. It shows behind-the-scenes situations. This particular girl supposedly cannot swim (except underwater). She learns to perform and reveals that she "can't swim," but it is okay and the film ends.

Makeup staff working on Ann Blyth's wig between scenes - Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

149883
Date
1948
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
N041802

Alton Smith and Al Zaebst preparing to load a captured alligator into their canoe - Weeki Wachee River, Florida

67221
Date
1948
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C007006

Alton Smith and Al Zaebst loading captured alligator into their canoe - Weeki Wachee River, Florida

67224
Date
1948
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C007013

Alton Smith and Al Zaebst securing captured alligator - Weeki Wachee River, Florida

67225
Date
1948
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C007015

Alton Smith and Al Zaebst loading a captured alligator into their canoe - Weeki Wachee River, Florida

67227
Date
1948
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C007017

Alton Smith and Al Zaebst capturing an alligator - Weeki Wachee River, Florida

67230
Date
1948
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C007022

Al Zaebst "fishing" for an alligator - Weeki Wachee River, Florida

67269
Date
1948
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C007081

Alton Smith and Al Zaebst hunting for alligators - Weeki Wachee River, Florida

67361
Date
1948
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C007306

Al Zaebst removing thorn from Fanny - Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

69547
Date
1948
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C012580

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