By the late nineteenth century, the city of Tampa was a vibrant, cultural center. Through the early twentieth century, two world wars, and into the modern era, Tampa has continued to grow and prosper by overcoming adversity and maintaining the strong independent culture of its citizens.
With a selection of fine historic images from his bestselling book Historic Photos of Tampa, Ralph Brower provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of Tampa. This volume, Remembering Tampa, captures this journey through still photography from the Burgett Brothers Photographic Archives held at the Tampa–Hillsborough County Public Library. From the late 1800s to the building of a modern metropolis, Remembering Tampa follows life, government, education, and events throughout Tampa’s rich history.
The book captures unique and rare scenes through the lens of more than a hundred historic photographs. Published in vivid black-and-white, the images communicate historic events and everyday life of two centuries of people building a unique and prosperous city.