Vol 80, No 11 (2019)


Cover Page

This month’s cover features a 1920s photograph of a newspaper reader walking through St. Petersburg, Florida’s, downtown open air post office. This photograph comes from the Earl R. Jacobs III Collection of Francis G. Wagner Photographs at the University of South Florida (USF)-St. Petersburg’s Nelson Poynter Memorial Library.

The collection documents the growth of St. Petersburg from the 1920s to the 1960s. Wagner (1891–1975), a native of Tontogany, Ohio, came to St. Petersburg in the winter of 1914 and opened St. Petersburg’s first camera store in 1916. Following the store’s closing in the early 1980s, Jacobs found and preserved more than 1,000 negatives, which he later donated to USF. More information on the collection is available at https://digital.lib.usf.edu/wagner.