Al Severson photographic collection
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Scope and Contents
The collection consists of more than 400 black and white photographs taken by Al Severson. Many are assignment photos that were taken in Tampa for Burgert Brothers; others feature Severson's fiance Vivian Spring and actress Colleen Moore, as well as sports figures and athletes. Initially comprising of six albums and scrapbooks, the albums and scrapbooks have been unbound and discarded due to preservation concerns.
- Created: 1924 - 1928
- Other: Date acquired: 11/10/2003
- Severson, Alvin H. (1898-1981) (Person)
Conditions Governing Use
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/for more information.
Biographical or Historical Information
Alvin H. "Al" Severson (1898 - 1981) was a photographer for Burgert Brothers, a commercial photography studio that worked primarily in the Tampa Bay area. In the 1940s, Severson became part owner of Burgert Brothers after Al Burgert retired and sold the business to his nephew, Thel Burgert, and Severson. In the 1950s, Severson became the sole owner of the company upon Thel Burgert's departure. The studio continued to operate as Burgert Brothers until Severson's retirement in 1963.
1.67 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
A collection of photographs from Al Severson of Burgert Brothers, a commercial photography studio.
This collection is arranged by material type: 1. Photographs
Source of Acquisition
Charles G. Mullen, Jr. and Leland Hawes
Method of Acquisition
- Al Severson photographic collection
- Kevin Arms, 2013
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