Historic Photos

The archival photo collection of the Historical Society of Central Florida was established, and is maintained, through donations from hundreds of individuals and companies. It contains more than 17,000 photographs and postcards documenting Central Florida history from the 1870s to the present. These photos depict people, buildings, businesses, streets, hotels, banks, churches, historic homes, cities, and sports.

Featured Collections

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American Fire and Casualty Company Collection

Bob Carr Collection

Carl Langford Collection

Central Florida Fair Collection

Commissioner Mary I. Johnson Collection

Dr. Phillips Collection

Dr. Stanley Scott Collection

Eccleston-Callahan Memorial Hospital for Crippled Children Collection

Gary’s Duck Inn Collection

Joseph Brechner/ Channel 9 Collection

Orlando Federal Savings and Loan Collection

Orlando Naval Training Center Collection

Reggie Moffat Collection (World War II related)

Robert E. Dittrich Collection

T.P. Robinson Collection

Photo Reproductions

Photocopies of materials are available for a small fee on a case-by-case basis. Reproductions of photos are also available. Prices vary. Please contact the photo archivist for more information.

The photo collection is housed in the Brechner Research Center on the fifth floor of the History Center and is free to the public by appointment. Contact our Research Librarian, Melissa Procko, at 407-836-8538 or Melissa.Procko@ocfl.net.

Visiting Hours

Monday - Friday; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Donations allow us to chronicle, preserve, and exhibit Central Florida’s rich history. If you are interested in donating materials, including three-dimensional items, please contact Whitney Broadaway, at 407-836-8587 or Whitney.Broadaway@ocfl.net.