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Eastern View of Pensacola Lighthouse, 1922

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Summary:
Aerial photo looking east over the Pensacola lighthouse and NAS Pensacola taken around 1922. Structures are visible in the upper right of the photo. Construction on the lighthouse began in 1856 and it was first lit January 1, 1859. A first-order Fresnel lens was cut and polished by Henri LePaute of Paris, France and was installed and lighted by a single whale oil lamp. IN 1965 the lighthouse was automated so it no longer required the Keeper or Coast Guard personnel to live at the site. The former Keeper's Quarters houses the Navy's Command Display Center which has exhibits pertaining to the history of the lighthouse and the Naval Air Station.
Title: Eastern View of Pensacola Lighthouse, 1922.
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Name(s): U.S. Navy, Photographer
Type of Resource: still image
Genre: Photograph
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Created: 1922
Publisher: West Florida History Center, UWF Libraries, digitized from materials loaned by the National Naval Aviation Museum
Place of Publication: Pensacola, Florida
Extent: 1 photograph, front
Language(s): Eng
Summary: Aerial photo looking east over the Pensacola lighthouse and NAS Pensacola taken around 1922. Structures are visible in the upper right of the photo. Construction on the lighthouse began in 1856 and it was first lit January 1, 1859. A first-order Fresnel lens was cut and polished by Henri LePaute of Paris, France and was installed and lighted by a single whale oil lamp. IN 1965 the lighthouse was automated so it no longer required the Keeper or Coast Guard personnel to live at the site. The former Keeper's Quarters houses the Navy's Command Display Center which has exhibits pertaining to the history of the lighthouse and the Naval Air Station.
Identifier: uwfnam_NAS_1921-1922_circa1922_lokkingeastatlighthouse(1a) (IID)
Note(s): A Project of the Gulf Coast Maritime Digital Portal Project
Subject(s): Architecture -- Aviation History -- Naval History -- Military History -- Pensacola Lighthouse -- Gulf Coast -- Pensacola, Florida -- 1920's -- Early 20th Century
Held by: University of West Florida
Held by: National Naval Aviation Museum
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/uwf/fd/uwfnam_NAS_1921-1922_circa1922_lokkingeastatlighthouse(1a)
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/
Host Institution: UWF