1,680 images of Tallahassee and surrounding areas, 1940s-1950s

Collection Number: M82-147

Creator: Granger, Forrest (Fred Forrest), 1912-1993

Title: Tallahassee Photographic Collection, 1940-1966

Quantity: 1,680 photographs


This collection consists of approximately 1,680 black-and-white photographs of Tallahassee area people and scenes primarily from the 1940s and 1950s. The collection includes excellent documentation of the administrations of Governors Millard Caldwell, Fuller Warren, Dan McCarty, Charley Johns, and LeRoy Collins. Among other subjects photographed by Granger are the Duke and Duchess of Windsor during their 1952 visit to Tallahassee, gubernatorial inaugurations, parades, Florida State University, Florida A&M University, government buildings and institutions, street scenes, churches, commercial buildings, and regional scenes.

Historical Note:

Forrest Granger, a local Tallahassee photographer, worked on the copy desk of the Atlanta Constitution in his early years. He came to Tallahassee in 1944 after working for the Army Navy Publishing Company photographing divisions and training sites for yearbooks which soldiers and sailors could send home. He became a commercial photographer in Tallahassee, and he meticulously filed and indexed his negatives. Granger died in Tallahassee on November 6, 1993, at the age of 81.