What if the photographs and records to support an exhibit are stuffed into boxes, found all over town, or in libraries and archives? Tampa firefighters spent years collecting photographs, artifacts and records. MAM Exhibit Design organized and scanned the photos and documents; found photos in university and community libraries, archives, and personal collections and at a storage unit auction. The documents provide a rich visual history of Tampa firefighting from its earliest volunteer days over a century ago.
Image: Photo of ca. 1950s communication technicians in front of the Gamewell alarm panel at left.
Location: Tampa Firefighter Museum; Tampa, FL