Sarasota as seen by Joseph Janney Steinmetz

Enjoy some of our favorite photographs of Sarasota from the Joseph Janney Steinmetz Collection.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (1955)

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (1955)

Candy Tilton Ulrich at Sarasota Jungle Gardens (November 13, 1948)

Candy Tilton Ulrich at Sarasota Jungle Gardens (November 13, 1948)

Sarasota Beach (1970s)

Sarasota Beach (1970s)

Ca’d’Zan, the Ringling Mansion (ca. 1945)

Ca’d’Zan, the Ringling Mansion (ca. 1945)

Asolo Theater (1961)

Asolo Theater (1961)

At the beach (ca. 1945)

At the beach (ca. 1945)

Flying Wallendas founder Karl Wallenda (ca. 1960s)

Flying Wallendas founder Karl Wallenda (ca. 1960s)

Eustis, Main Street Community of the Month for August 2012

Congratulations to Eustis, Main Street Community of the Month for August 2012! Learn more about the Florida Main Street Program.

Eustis Cornet Band (1885)

Eustis Cornet Band (1885)

Looking down Orange Avenue to Lake Eustis (ca. 1900)

Looking down Orange Avenue to Lake Eustis (ca. 1900)

Drug store counter (1912)

Drug store counter (1912)

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Naples, Florida

Enjoy some of our favorite photographs of Naples.

Possibly the first building in Naples (ca. 1888)

Possibly the first building in Naples (ca. 1888)

Naples swamp buggy races (November 8, 1953)

Naples swamp buggy races (November 8, 1953)

Naples beach scene (September 1981)

Naples beach scene (September 1981)

Naples golf course scene (1958)

Naples golf course scene (1958)

The Orange Blossom Special arrives at Naples (January 7, 1927)

The Orange Blossom Special arrives at Naples (January 7, 1927)

Young woman holding a toucan at Caribbean Gardens (1962)

Young woman holding a toucan at Caribbean Gardens (1962)

Hitching a ride, Caribbean Gardens (ca. 1960)

Hitching a ride, Caribbean Gardens (ca. 1960)

Webinar: Finding and Using Primary Sources Materials

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Mary McLeod Bethune with a line of girls from the school (ca.1905)

Mary McLeod Bethune with a line of girls from the school (ca.1905)

Florida’s 19th Century Lighthouses

Enjoy some of our favorite photographs of Florida’s 19th century lighthouses.

Cape Florida Lighthouse, built in 1825, Key Biscayne

Cape Florida Lighthouse, built in 1825, Key Biscayne

Key West Lighthouse, built in 1825

Key West Lighthouse, built in 1825

Anastasia Island Lighthouse, built in 1874, St. Augustine

Anastasia Island Lighthouse, built in 1874, St. Augustine

Cape St. George Lighthouse prior to reconstruction, built in 1852, St. George Island

Cape St. George Lighthouse prior to reconstruction, built in 1852, St. George Island

St. Marks Lighthouse, built in 1832

St. Marks Lighthouse, built in 1832

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Keith Brown – “Judge Harsh Blues”

The Memphis-born bluesman Keith Brown lays down an excellent rendition of Furry Lewis’s “Judge Harsh Blues” at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival.

Earlier that year, Brown held residency at the Bamboo House in Lake Worth, and recorded his debut album Got to Keep Movin’. In addition to his music career, Keith Brown has portrayed blues legends on film, including Son House in Stop Breakin’ Down and Skip James in The Soul of a Man.

“Judge Harsh Blues”

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