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Photo Collection

The FGS has generated tens of thousands of photographic images since its inception more than a century ago. These images encompass a wide variety of geologic and environmental subjects, as well as historic maps of Florida and photos of some of the earliest Survey geologists in the field. In 2018, Federal grant G18AS00010 was awarded through the USGS National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) to the FGS to preserve over 12,000 of 35mm photo slides which are significant to the state of Florida and make them publicly available.  These slides of interest include Florida-related images (sinkholes, caves, and springs), images related to holdings in our repository, and images for geoscience education (i.e. slides of “Dunes” or “Rivers”). While originals of these photos are housed in hard copy at the FGS Library, select digital collections are available online to the public. See the links provided below for access to our digital image collections.

FGS Photos:

State Photo Archives:

Collection Viewing by Appointment only

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Offices closed for all State of Florida Holidays

For more information regarding the FGS photo collection, contact:

Last Modified:
September 21, 2020 - 3:24pm

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