Photo Exhibits

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

Pets with a Florida Flair


From dogs and cats, to fawns, monkeys and macaws, Floridians have shared their lives with their animal friends.

Eloise Morris with dog and fawn (ca. 1913)

Eloise Morris with dog and fawn (ca. 1913)

Image Number: N035472

April and Michael McQuaig with their pet raccoon at El Maximo Ranch: Frostproof, Florida (1984)

April and Michael McQuaig with their pet raccoon at El Maximo Ranch: Frostproof, Florida (1984)

Image Number: FA0899

Chip Bloyd in his backyard with baby alligator purchased at Silver Springs: Panama City, Florida (1962)

Chip Bloyd in his backyard with baby alligator purchased at Silver Springs: Panama City, Florida (1962)

Image Number: N027579

Dekle children with their toys (188-?)

Dekle children with their toys (188-?)

Image Number: N034594

George Holton with Billy Hartfield's pet razor back pig: Panacea, Florida (195-?)

George Holton with Billy Hartfield's pet razor back pig: Panacea, Florida (195-?)

Image Number: N036682

Young rider, Patty Blackmon grooms her horse Buck: Ocala, Florida (1948)

Young rider, Patty Blackmon grooms her horse Buck: Ocala, Florida (1948)

Image Number: C009386

Captain Spence Slate feeding his pet barracuda "George": Key Largo, Florida (1982)

Captain Spence Slate feeding his pet barracuda "George": Key Largo, Florida (1982)

Image Number: DM0555

Roberts family children with pet pig "Alice": Saint George Island, Florida (193-)

Roberts family children with pet pig "Alice": Saint George Island, Florida (193-)

Image Number: RC07936

The children are William, Betty and Walter Roberts Jr.

Al Zaebst with pet monkey Fanny: Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida (1948)

Al Zaebst with pet monkey Fanny: Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida (1948)

Image Number: C012581

Pet squirrel "Pahuska" (1947)

Pet squirrel "Pahuska" (1947)

Image Number: C007027

Pastor with pet macaws (1939)

Pastor with pet macaws (1939)

Image Number: PR11916

Pastor with pet macaws (1939)

"Iguana Man" allowing small boy to hold his pet: Key West, Florida (1984)

Image Number: DM0403

Portrait of Hazel Harrell with a cat and goat

Portrait of Hazel Harrell with a cat and goat

Image Number: PR04069

Guard macaw at Key West 2006 Poker Run (2006)

Guard macaw at Key West 2006 Poker Run (2006)

Image Number: DM6674

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