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Historic Photos: Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park

(Circa 1937) Grave of Major Joseph Sim Smith in parade ground (at Fort Jefferson). He died 9/8/1867. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection

(Circa 1937) Grave of Major Joseph Sim Smith in parade ground (at Fort Jefferson). He died 9/8/1867. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection

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  • Aerial photograph of Fort Jefferson, the Dry Tortugas area, showing islands, reefs and breakwater in 1962. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
  • There are perhaps a dozen old cannons called Columbiads scattered along the Terreplein of Fort Jefferson in 1937. Beyond the enclosure of the fort can be seen the lighthouse on Loggerhead Key. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
  • (Circa 1937) Grave of Major Joseph Sim Smith in parade ground (at Fort Jefferson). He died 9/8/1867. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
  • (Circa 1937) The drawbridge and sally port of Old Fort Jefferson National Monument. The figure is that of Captain S.A. Peterson, U.S. Coast Guard. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
  • (Circa 1937) Face of Old Fort Jefferson National Monument, showing a bastion, the moat wall, and moat. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
  • (Circa 1937) The rear of the old barracks building of Old Fort Jefferson National Monument. From the terreplain. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
  • Lighthouse, showing interior of Fort Jefferson in 1934. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
  • Facade of Fort Jefferson, showing moat and Sallly Port Entrance in 1962. A handwritten note on the original National Park Service photograph noted: 'Old glory flies over Pulaski Fort - south moat and bastion.' National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
  • (Circa 1937) Narrow archways (at Fort Jefferson) are close to parade ground. These are on ground level. On floor are cistern opening. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
  • (Circa 1937) Lighthouse in southeast bastion of Fort Jefferson. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
  • (Circa 1991) Wall of Old Fort Jefferson National Monument in need of stabilization. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
  • (Circa 1991) Ranger with tour group in one of the cassements of Old Fort Jefferson National Monument. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
  • Aerial view of Old Fort Jefferson National Monument from the Northwest. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
  • (Circa 1991) Exterior view of Old Fort Jefferson National Monument: Moat and moat wall. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
  • (Circa 1991) Interior view of Old Fort Jefferson National Monument: north over foundations of the Soldier's Barracks toward the Magazine. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
  • (Circa 1991) Frigate Birds and nest with young in 1991 at Old Fort Jefferson National Monument, re-designated in 1992. National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection

The isolated Fort Jefferson remains a major tourist attraction in the Dry Tortugas area.

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