Photo Exhibits

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

Historic Hurricane Photos
Selected images from 1896 through 2005


View of Avenue "A", flooded after the hurricane of 1928: Belle Glade, Florida

Image Number: RC17068

Photographed in September, 1928.

Homes on Osborne Road, after the hurricane of 1928: Lantana, Florida

Image Number: RC17074

Automotive garage, demolished by the hurricane of 1928: Belle Glade, Florida

Image Number: RC10673

116th Field Artillery: Winter Haven, Florida

Image Number: PR14958

These men were part of the search, rescue and clean-up for the 1928 or 1935 hurricane.

Coffins stacked beside the road between Belle Glade and Pahokee, after the hurricane of 1928: Palm Beach County, Florida

Image Number: RC04343

Coffins stacked along the bank of a canal, after the hurricane of 1928: Belle Glade, Florida

Image Number: RC04344

Trucks loaded with coffins, after the hurricane of 1928: Belle Glade (?), Florida

Trucks loaded with coffins, after the hurricane of 1928: Belle Glade (?), Florida

Image Number: RC17066

Burial of victims of the 1928 hurricane: West Palm Beach, Florida

Image Number: RC07668

Woman and children on the steps of their new home: La Belle, Florida

Image Number: SBH0060

"New baby and new house after the 1928 hurricane. The old house was blown down after they left it."

Statue commemorating the 1928 hurricane: Belle Glade, Florida

Image Number: FA3019

In 1928, a hurricane struck South Florida and killed thousands. Hardest hit were areas such as Moore Haven and Belle Glade. Photographed in October, 1987.

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