March 14, 2019

These vintage postcards show how much Tampa Bay has changed in the last century

Tampa Bay is always evolving, and these vintage postcards from the State Archives of Florida show just how much the area has changed in the past century, starting in the early 1900s to the late 1990s.

Photos by State Library & Archives of Florida

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Skyline of Tampa, Florida, published sometime before 1907.

Skyline of Tampa, Florida, published sometime before 1907.

The Hillsborough River near Tampa, published sometime before 1908.

The Hillsborough River near Tampa, published sometime before 1908.

Union Bus Station, Tampa, published sometime in the 1920s.

Union Bus Station, Tampa, published sometime in the 1920s.

South Florida Fair and Gasparilla Carnival, February 3-12, 1921

South Florida Fair and Gasparilla Carnival, February 3-12, 1921

Ann Avenue in suburb beautiful, Tampa, published 1922.

Ann Avenue in suburb beautiful, Tampa, published 1922.