When people think of the Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection, they may only think of images taken in Hillsborough County. Although accurate with regard to the majority of the photographs, the overall geographic scope of the collection is far more vast. The Burgert Brothers accepted assignments in Florida as far north as Tallahassee, and as far south as Key West. In addition to those taken in Florida, there are five photographs taken in Midway, Georgia. The list below provides some examples of the amounts of photographs available for various cities throughout the state.
Number of photographs at the Florida History and Genealogy Library by location: Tampa-10,717 (502 additional photos with locations listed as “Hillsborough County, Fla.” and with other cities and towns within Hillsborough Co.); plus Clearwater-378; St. Petersburg-375; Oldsmar-165; Bradenton-128; Lakeland-98; Fort Myers-85; Tarpon Springs-75; Safety Harbor-60; Sarasota-47; St. Augustine-47; Dunedin-36; Gulfport-33; Haines City-31; Pass-A-Grille-31; Palmetto-28; Punta Gorda-28; Venice-27; Winter Haven-27; Largo-20; Miami-16; Gainesville-15; Jacksonville-14; Bartow-14; Tallahassee-10; Mulberry-10; Madeira Beach-8; Palatka-7; Indian Rocks Beach-5; Ocala-5; Winter Garden-4; 3 photos each for Belleair, Key West; Kissimmee, Redington Beach, and Orlando; 2 each for Coral Gables and West Palm Beach; and 1 each for Ellenton, Eustis, Frostproof, Melbourne, and Stuart.
Visit our website and use the online catalog to search for the photographs. To limit your search results to the Burgert Brothers Collection, select Burgert Brothers Photographs from the Limit by drop-down menu, located under the Quick library search box. Type a keyword or geographic location and press ENTER. To display the photograph, click on Web Link from the results list.
Submitted by David Parsons, Librarian