You taught us how to bait our hooks and land the big catch. You showed us how to throw and how to hit the ball just right. You picked us up and swung us around and cheered us up when we needed it most. Thank you to all the wonderful dads out there. Happy Father’s Day!
3 year old Bruce Carlton shows his father, Pet Carlton, his first fish – Saint Petersburg, Florida (1948)
Commercial seine net fisherman with his son in Naples, Florida (June 1949)
Edwin Perry having breakfast with his daughters on Father’s Day in Tallahassee (1962)
Leigh M. Pearsall and daughter Edna with alligator on dock – Melrose, Florida (ca. 1905)
Governor Farris Bryant playing ping pong with his daughters on Father’s Day in Tallahassee (1962)
Gubernatorial candidate Fred B. Karl with his daughter (1964)
Eddie Oxendine and son with hoop nets – Georgetown, Florida (1985)
Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Peter Rudy Wallace prepares to conduct business while his daughter wields gavel at legislative session – Tallahassee, Florida (1995)
John Cypress holding his daughter Julia at a temporary camp in Immokalee, Florida
Check out the latest alligator films added to Florida Memory:
Parts One and Two of “Dragons of Paradise” feature interviews with reptile experts Dr. Archie Carr and Ross Allen, and contain great footage of the American alligator in action.