Florida Homesteaders Photographs
Scope and Contents
This collection contains one series, arranged in A-Z order by title.
Series I: Photographs, Circa 1908, contains 75 black and white silver gelatin photographs, approximately 6 x 8 inches, mounted onto black stiff card stock. As a number of the photogrographs bear the photographer's stamp: "Duplicates of this photo, by Edwin A. Brush, Lakeland, Fla., phone no. 216-Two-R." It is assumed the images are of Florida families, farm life, and nature.
- Circa 1908
- Brush, Edwin A. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Biographical / Historical
There were several different homesteading laws passed throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, including the Southern Homestead Act of 1866. This act was meant to alleviate the debt of farmers and reduce sharecropping in post-Reconstruction South by selling land at even lower prices than before (Southern Homestead Act). However, the act was unsuccessful because people were still unable to afford the prices, and it was repealed in 1876 (Southern Homestead Act). There was renewed interest in homesteading during the Great Depression when President Roosevelt implemented the Subsistence Homesteading program as part of the New Deal (Homestead Acts).
Homesteading ended in 1976 when Congress passed the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, which repealed the previous homesteading acts (Homestead Acts). The exception to this was the state of Alaska, where homesteading was allowed until 1986 (Homestead Acts).
Fink, Robert. Homestead Act of 1862. Encyclopedia Britannica, date accessed 12 April 2019. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Homestead-Act
Homesteading. Wikipedia, date accessed 11 April 2019. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homesteading
Homestead Acts. Wikipedia, date accessed 11 April 2019. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_Acts
The Florida Homestead Act of 1862. Florida Homestead Services, date accessed 12 April 2019. http://floridahomesteadservices.com/act.htm
Southern Homestead Act of 1866. Wikipedia, date accessed 11 April 2019. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Homestead_Act_of_1866
2 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Florida Homesteaders Photographs
- Ria Heising
- Description rules
- Language of description
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