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C-13. Photography

 Record Group
Identifier: C-13
Consists of collections such as USF Photographs, Burgert Brothers, Robertson and Fresh, as well as Skip Gandy. Photographic subject matter generally topics found in Hillsborough County and the larger Tampa Bay region. Major topics of interest include: Portraits, landscapes, architecture, events, nature & wildlife and art and culture.

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Al Severson photographic collection

Identifier: MS-2003-01

A collection of photographs from Al Severson of Burgert Brothers, a commercial photography studio.

Dates: Created: 1924 - 1928; Other: Date acquired: 11/10/2003

Archibald Slaymaker Glass Plate Negative collection

Identifier: S24

This collection is comprised of glass plate negatives and black and white photographs.The collection is largely family-centric, documenting the home and social life of the Slaymaker family in Virginia's Albemarle County during the years leading up to the Civil War. The collection also includes the typescript of a Slaymaker family history in the 20th century written by Addison Slaymaker, a Tampa resident and the donor of this historic photograph collection.

Dates: Digitized: 2003

Asian male nude collection

Identifier: MS-2013-01

A collection of materials, including magazines, books, photographs and ephemera, that document the historical rarity of the Asian male nude.

Dates: Created: 1939-2014; Other: Date acquired: 07/00/2013

Belle Lechner Wilson photograph collection

Identifier: MS-1994-13

This collection consists of assorted black and white photographs of a personal nature and studio postcards. Images mostly consists of portraits or groups of people. Also included are scenes of the following nature: beaches, boats and boating, outdoors, buildings, street scenes, churches, military portraits, etc. An inventory list is included with the collection that provides specific metadata, when available, at the item level.

Dates: Created: 1917-1924; Other: Date acquired: 06/03/1994

Bobby Smith photograph collection

Identifier: MS-2009-01

This collection primarily consists of photographs taken by queer photographer Bobby Smith in the 1950s and 60s. The photos depict scenes of gatherings of queer folks in homes and clubs, giving researchers a rare view of queer life and culture in Florida during the mid-20th century.

Dates: Created: 1945 - 1980

Burgert Brothers Collection of Tampa Photographs

Identifier: MS-2000-03
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Burgert Brothers prints derived from various sources and assembled into a composite collection.  The two principle sources for the Burgert images were the photographic holdings of the Tony Pizzo and Hampton Dunn collections. Both had considerable numbers of Burgert prints and negatives dispersed under various subject headings. The collection was assembled into a single, coherent collection in 1993.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1890 - 1960

Dianora Niccolini collection

Identifier: MS-2022-05
Abstract This collection is comprised of a series of original photographs and supporting documents tracing the career of Dianora Niccolini, an Italian-born American photographer. Included are documents related to Niccolini’s photographic exhibitions across galleries and museums of the United States. Clippings and periodicals showcase the use of Niccolini’s photography in photographic anthologies of the nude and museum exhibitions. Also included is correspondence with the artist, as well as buyers,...
Dates: 1973 - 2022

Ensminger Brothers Spanish-American War Photographs

 Collection — Photographs
Identifier: E06

A collection of photographs taken by the Ensminger Brothers in Florida while soldiers trained before sailing to Cuba to fight in the Spanish American War. The photographs in this collection were later purchased by Sarah Criggal and her sister, who were visiting Florida from Britain.

Dates: Other: Dummy Date

George G. Morgan stereograph collection

Identifier: MS-2018-08
Abstract This collection is comprised of stereoscopic image cards and a stereoscope viewer, dated between 1894 to 1925. Areas of manufacture include the United States and Europe, including by the following manufacturers: A.C. Co., American Views, B.L. Singley, B.W. Kilburn, C.H. Graves, Griffith & Griffith, H.G. White and Co., Kawin and Co., Keystone View Company, Underwood & Underwood, and Woodward Stereoscopic Co. Themes of the images are varied and include, but are not limited to:...
Dates: Created: 1894-1925; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2018

Graber collection of aerial photography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-1997-02
Scope and Contents

Primarily consists of aerial photograph negatives (4” x 5”; b&w); also includes one box of photographic prints, 7 logbooks (circa 1949- 1963), and one aerial photography camera.

Dates: Created: 1949-1990; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1997

Len Prince collection

Identifier: MS-2022-04
Abstract This collection is comprised of a series of original photographs and supporting documents tracing the career of Len Prince, an American photographer. Included are documents related to Prince’s photographic exhibitions across galleries and museums of the United States, including marketing campaigns for A.I.D.S. awareness and relief fundraising. Clippings and periodicals showcase the use of Prince’s photography in marketing campaigns and career highlights in both fine art and lifestyle...
Dates: 1990 - 2019

Louise Heur Schulz collection of Tampa photographs

Identifier: MS-1998-10
Scope and Contents

One box of primarily black and white photographs of Tampa, including twelve 8” X 10” photos and 31 photos of varying sizes.  Also includes two holograph letters written by Schulz to Leland Hawes.

Dates: Created: 1921 - 1977; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1998

Matthias Herrmann collection of self photographs

Identifier: MS-2014-05

A collection of photographs, books, articles and other items relating to the works of photographer Matthias Herrmann.

Dates: Created: 1995 - 2004

Photographic lantern slide collection

Identifier: MS-1995-06
Scope and Contents Lantern slides have their origins in optical projection devices dating to the seventeenth century, yet their widespread use did not begin until after the advent of the wet collodion photographic process by Frederick Scott Archer in the late 1840s. As the nineteenth century progressed, lantern slides with photographic images quickly became popular forms of public and private education and entertainment. The Photographic Lantern Slide collection is a source of visual imagery that spans the...
Dates: Created: 1902-1929; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1995

Robertson and Fresh collection of Tampa photographs

Identifier: MS-1993-07
Scope and Contents

Contains numerous photographs and negatives from 1932-1960 covering Tampa Bay and other areas of Florida. Photographs show scenes of Tampa, including building profiles, social events, street scenes, and store displays, mainly in the 1930s and 1940s.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1930-1949; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1993

Skip Gandy commercial and aerial photography collection

Identifier: MS-2010-02

***Note: the Gandy collection is currently unavailable as it is being reformatted (digitized). The physical and digital collections will be available in early 2024.*** The Gandy papers consist mostly of negatives of commercial and aerial photography, but also includes prints and digital materials.  Only the negatives, which comprise the bulk of the materials, have been fully processed.

Dates: Created: 1950-2010; Other: Date acquired: 12/01/2010

USF photograph collection

Identifier: MS-1958-01
Scope and Contents The University of South Florida (USF) Photograph Collection brings together photographs from two USF publications - Inside USF (the official magazine) and the Oracle (the student newspaper) - and a general collection of USF photographs.  By combining these collections, Special Collections has attempted to facilitate access, retrieval and use of USF photographs. This guide primarily serves as in index and provides a container listing and additional collection notes that indicate how some...
Dates: Created: 1958-1999

Wamsley Collection of Spanish American War photographs

Identifier: MS-1986-01

Photographs taken by Othar Cortland Wamsley, a soldier with the 157th Indiana Volunteer Regiment in Tampa and Port Tampa during the Spanish-American War, 1898. Wamsley contracted malaria in Tampa and never got to Cuba. Photographs in the collection relate to military sites, ports, and local affairs.

Dates: Created: 1898; Other: Date acquired: 09/00/1986

William Knight Zewadski Classical movie stills collection

Identifier: Z11
Abstract This collection traces the relationship between antiquity and popular culture through the usage of Classical imagery on the screen and stage. Materials in the collection include photographs (both color and black and white), postcards, advertising materials, and other visual art from the late 19th–early 21st centuries. Most images are American or European in origin, showcasing themes of antiquity, mythology, and literature. The film stills range from the early silent era to more modern...
Dates: Created: 1860-2007; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2018