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.
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
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.
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.