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Florida's Byways and Ancestral Trails


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Burgert Brothers Seminole Heights Traveling Display

In celebration of the newly opened Seminole Heights Branch Library, a Burgert Brothers display has been assembled. The display includes an image of the original library from 1927, an image of the library from 1936, and one of the later building taken in 1965. Other photographic subject matter includes: Hillsborough High School, the Seminole Heights Methodist Church, the Seminole Heights Baptist Church, a Piggy Wiggly on Florida Avenue, the Hillsborough Avenue Bridge, Lake Roberta, Seeley’s Drive-In Restaurant, and several community businesses and residences. It is currently @Seminole Heights Branch Library until the end of July.

Early Seminole Heights


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R.I.P Theo Wujcik

Artist Theo Wujcik was known for his critically acclaimed work in painting, drawing, printmaking and teaching.  He won awards at the Gasparilla Arts Festival on various occasions, including “Best of Show” twice (1988 and 1995).  In 2000 he was the first Bay Area artist granted a retrospective at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art.  The exhibition catalog is housed in the Florida Collection in the Florida History and Genealogy Library:

Theo Wujcik: 30 Year Retrospective: 1970-2000   R 758.9975 Wujcik

Theo Wujcik


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Our Visual Heritage: Picture Day with the Burgert Brothers

The Burgert Brothers documented everyday events in the lives of Tampa’s children over multiple decades.  An adorable highlight from our April display at the Florida History and Genealogy department includes this image called: Toddlers in semi-circle holding hands in Tampa, Florida (1945).

Courtesy of Burgert Brothers: (Negative No. 55957 I PA 10528).

Toddlers

 

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