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Photographer’s daughter, Lois Duncan Steinmetz, admiring the scenery of the Suwannee River, 1949 - Joseph Janney Steinmetz

Joseph Janney Steinmetz was an American commercial photographer whose images appeared in publications including the Saturday Evening Post , .

Florida Castaways vintage 1965 postcard Miami Beach motel dining resort

Florida Castaways vintage 1965 postcard Miami Beach motel dining resort

Kitschy Living

Cypress Gardens, Winter Haven, Florida's first theme park. Opened in 1936 as a botanical garden but quickly became one of the biggest attractions in Florida. It was know for its water ski shows, lush gardens, and Southern Belles.

"Preparing Olympic Forest Scene exhibit, Forestry Hall, 1952"  AMNH

Preparing the Olympic Forest Scene exhibit in Forestry Hall,

Fresh Slices of Old Florida : Photo

A selection of vintage postcards from the State of Florida, including divided back, linen, and chrome postcards.

Suwannee river

Suwannee river

I-75 opened 50 years ago, Gainesville, Florida

Credit President Dwight D. Eisenhower and former Florida Gov. Farris Bryant for Gainesville's westward migration since Interstate 75 opened here 50 years ago.

Florida orange pickers in a grove, 1910

This Is What Florida Looked Like 100 Years Ago... It May Surprise You

Cypress Gardens's Florida-shaped pool. It was used in an Esther Williams movie and the boat tour used to go right past it. I always wanted to swim in it.

The Florida shaped pool at Cypress Gardens. The classic Florida tourist attraction, Cypress Gardens, is gone forever, replaced by a Legoland in

vintage everyday: Wonderful Color Photos of Daily Life in Florida in the 1940s

Members of the Three-Quarter Century Softball Club: St. Petersburg, Florida, ca. Photo by Joseph Janney Steinmetz

Florida Memory - Royal Palm Hotel on the Miami River at Biscayne Bay - Miami, Florida 1900

Over digitized photographs from the State Library and Archives of Florida.