Check out some cool vintage photos of Tampa

We recently came across a trove of 8x10 black-and-white photos capturing Tampa as far back as the 1920s. A lot of folks at the CL office were mesmerized, so we thought we'd share them on the Daily Loaf.

Most of the photos came without any information about the year they were taken, or what part of town they were taken in, or, in some cases, what they depict. If you can shed any light on these photos, or if you know anyone who might, please hit us with a comment (You can view the photos in the gallery below).

Below is the first installment of our Tampa Back in the Day photo series. Keep an eye out for new ones over the next dozen or so weekdays.

By the way, if you look on the lower right corner of a real-size version (an enlargement option will be up soon), you can see a store called Rio Liquors next to a Hav-A-Tampa cigar shop. The Rio Liquors looks like it might be where the Hub currently is. Thoughts?

Thanks to Maria Sevillano for the hookup on the photos.

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Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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