Photo Exhibits

Photo exhibits spotlight various topics in Florida history, and are accompanied by brief text intended to place selected materials in historical context.

Bob Graham's Workdays

Florida Governor Bob Graham talking with a City of Tallahassee garbage collector: Tallahassee, Florida (1979)

Image Number: PT00711

Florida Governor Bob Graham on his first full day as Florida's Governor walked to work. Graham paused during a brisk walk, with temperatures in the 20's, and talks with a City of Tallahassee garbage collector two blocks from the capitol. Graham worked one of his famous "work days" as a garbage collector, chatted with the collector and sympathized with his job duties on such a cold morning.

Photographed on January 3, 1979.

Florida Governor Bob Graham sodding grass for the Hammet Company Incorporated (1979)

Image Number: PT00707

Florida Governor Bob Graham continuing his work day practice begun as a candidate. Saturday morning at 7:30 the governor began his day alongside Willie Lee Rasberry, left, and Samuel DeLoach on the right sodding grass for the Hammet Company Incorporated, a contractor that is widening Thomasville road in Tallahassee. The governor and his fellow workers spent the day working in a steady light rain. This is Graham's 105th 'work day', his first since becoming governor. Photographed on January 27, 1979.

Florida Governor Bob Graham working as a waiter serves dinner (1979)

Image Number: PT00714

Florida Governor Bob Graham works as a waiter and serves dinner to Howard Friedman and his wife Mary. Graham pressed himself into service prior to the annual Capitol Press Club Skits.

Photographed on March 22, 1979.

Florida Governor Bob Graham wearing a New York Yankees uniform: Tallahassee, Florida (1980)

Image Number: PT00706

New York Yankee ace pitcher, Ron Guidry, left, and Florida Governor Bob Graham converse about the finer arts of pitching. The Yankees were in town for a baseball game with the Florida State University Seminoles. The game was called because of rain after only one inning with the score 9 to 0 in favor of the Yankees.

Photographed on March 28, 1980.

Governor Bob Graham during workday as a pilot for the Air National Guard: Jacksonville, Florida (1982)

Image Number: N048745

Photographed on February 12, 1982.

Governor Bob Graham during workday with Orange County Sheriff's Office: Orlando, Florida (1982)

Image Number: N048743

Governor Graham is shown firing gun during one of his "workdays" as a member of the SWAT team.

Photographed on July 19, 1982.

Governor Bob Graham working as downskeeper during the FSU-UF football game: Tallahassee, Florida (1978)

Image Number: N048744

Photographed on December 4, 1982.

Governor Bob Graham working as a grip on the set of Burt Reynolds' film "Stick": Fort Lauderdale, Florida (1983)

Image Number: N048746

Governor Graham, left, is shown during one of his "workdays" with Burt Reynolds. "Stick" was directed by and starred FSU-graduate Burt Reynolds, along with Candice Burgen and George Segal and was based upon a novel by sometime resident, Elmore Leonard. Released by Universal Studios, it was partly filmed in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. On a movie set a grip is someone who sets up and adjusts the equipment, such as lighting, cameras, and set structures. Photographed on November 22, 1983.

Florida Governor Bob Graham flying a live fire mission as gunner with a crew (1983)

Florida Governor Bob Graham flying a live fire mission as gunner with a crew (1983)

Image Number: PT00717

Florida Governor Bob Graham, as part of "work day," flew a live fire mission as gunner with crew of a AC-130 gunship from the Grenada invasion.

Photographed on December 10, 1983.

Florida Governor Bob Graham manning the helm of an aircraft carrier (1984)

Image Number: PT00709

Florida Governor Bob Graham and Boatswain's Mate Second Class (BM2) James Phillips man the helm of Lexington on August 20, 1984, during governor's "work day."

Photographed on August 20, 1984.

Florida Governor Bob Graham cutting away a tree limb left behind from hurricane Kate: Tallahassee, Florida (1985)

Image Number: PT00713

Photographed on November 24, 1985.

Governor Bob Graham in cockpit ready for F106 flight with Florida Air National Guard: Saint Augustine, Florida (between 1979 and 1987)

Image Number: N027095

Florida Governor Bob Graham tying steel cables around timber: Tallahassee, Florida (not after 1987)

Image Number: PT00708