Photo Exhibits

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

Winter Holidays in the Sunshine

Men snowballing on capitol steps: Tallahassee, Florida (1899)

Image Number: RC00572

Photographed on February 13, 1899.

Steamboat, City of Jacksonville Christmas dinner menu (1926)

Image Number: N040483

Bud Bassette decorating an underwater Christmas tree at Weeki Wachee (1948)

Image Number: C006956

Underwater New Years at Rainbow Springs: Rainbow Springs, Florida (1953)

Image Number: SL3187i

Florida State University students gathered around their snowman for a portrait: Tallahassee, Florida (1958)

Image Number: RC06637

First Christmas service signboard at Lake Jackson: Leon County, Florida (19--)

Image Number: PR11396

"In this vicinity was the Indian Village of Anhayea. Here the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto and his men spent the fall and winter of 1539-40. Since twelve priests accompanied the Spaniards, it is probable that the first Christmas service in the United States was celebrated here".

Joan and Allen Morris in revolutionary costume for one of their Christmas cards: Tallahassee, Florida (1976)

Image Number: PT04214

Allen Covington Morris, distinguished historian, journalist, and author of numerous books on Florida history and state government, officially established the Florida Photographic Collection in 1952.