Old Tampa Photos


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This app allows you to view and search the Tampa/Hillsborough County Public Library's collection of photos of the Tampa, Florida area photographed by the Burgert Brothers Photography Company from the 1890s until 1970. The collection has 14,228 images which you may view by date range. A tap on a photo thumbnail will produce a larger image accompanied by a date, negative number and description of the photo. While viewing the photo, you may bring up the share charm and share the photo and accompanying information via email.

Another option is to view a slide show of the images in a selected date range. You move through the show using either your finger on a touch screen or the mouse on non-touch screens. While viewing the slide show, you may again bring up the Share Charm to share an image via email. You may also print a proof quality print of the photo by bringing up the app bar and tapping on Print/Resize Photo which takes you to a second screen where you then may resize the photo using finger gestures and bring up the Devices Charm to print to a local printer.

To search the entire collection for a word or a phrase (not a collection of words), you simply bring up the Search Charm.

Enjoy the collection. It is a wonderful collection and a window on times past.
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Old Tampa Photos

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