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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Tampa Pier: 1900

Tampa Pier: 1900

Tampa, Florida, circa 1900. "Tampa pier. The Olivette at her landing." Next stop: Margaritaville. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

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Plant System

Henry B. Plant was a turn of the century rail baron, owning railroads throughout Florida and south Georgia. The P in the cross on the mail steamer's smokestack is one of his logos, as are the banners on the rail stock. The name is also on those out buildings on the left. Atlantic Coast Line bought him out in 1902. Today, what remains of his railroad is part of CSX. The Strawberry capital of Florida, Plant City, was named for him. His greatest architectural contribution to Florida was the Tampa Bay Hotel, which stands today as part of the Universtiy of Tampa.

Mail Call!

The Olivette was one of several U.S. Mail steamships that ran between many Florida ports. They were noted for being quite fast.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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