The new 2009 Burgert Brothers Calendar celebrates the Tampa Bay Hotel, its history, and its preservation. The calendar is produced to raise funds to preserve and restore the Burgert Brothers Historic Photographic Collection while educating the public about this wonderful documentation of our community’s past. Calendars can be purchased for $5.00 at all Hillsborough County Branch Libraries and at the Tampa Bay History Center. They are also available at Inkwood Books and local Barnes and Noble bookstores.
The Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection is an archive of approximately 15,000 local Tampa Bay area images taken from the late 1800s to the late 1950s. Images are available on-line at the Hillsborough County Public Library website. The library catalog can be searched by keyword through the library’s website at www.hcplc.org. The originals are located in the History & Genealogy Department of the John F. Germany Public Library in downtown Tampa and are available for research by the public. Reprints of the photographs from the negatives are available through a local photography studio. Ordering procedure and prices are also available on the library’s website.