Friday, April 20, 2018
Human Interest

Opening up our photo archives

What do you do with a million photographs, dated, captioned and filed carefully away? You put them on the Internet, of course. With the help of Rogers Photo Archive's services, the Tampa Bay Times is digitizing its extensive photography collection. The collection consists of photos by Times staffers as well as wire service, family and publicity photos. It primarily covers the period from the late 1930s to the late 1980s, with a few from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Soon a new blog will launch featuring these memory-lane gems and, each month, Floridian will share one here as well.

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