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WILSON M. 'HAP' HARPER PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, P800, 1957-1971

Series I, Polk County Photographs, 1957-1971


Harper photo of the Park Trammell Building

This series contains photographs of Lakeland and surrounding areas of Polk County taken by Wilson M. "Hap" Harper during his career as free lance photographer and photojournalist with The Ledger between 1957 and 1971. The photographs depict various buildings, people, places, and wildlife in Lakeland and in the surrounding areas of Polk County. By far the favorite subject of Harper's camera was Lake Morton and the many species of waterfowl that inhabit the lake. More than half of the photos in the collection depict scenes of Lake Morton and/or various species of waterfowl. Other subjects include aerial photographs of Lakeland, Lakeland City Hall, the Park Trammell Building, the Lakeland Public Library, Munn Park in downtown Lakeland, the historic private residences of Greylocks and Mosswood in Lakeland, the Lakeshore Hotel on Lake Morton, the Polk County Courthouse, Florida governors C. Farris Bryant and Claude Kirk, Publix Supermarket chain founder George Jenkins, and U. S. Senator Claude Pepper.

The photographs are organized into the broad categories of Aerials, Buildings, Exotic Birds, People, Places, and Waterfowl and arranged alphabetically by subject within each category. 

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1

Aerials: Downtown Lakeland. See also P100, Series II

1957-58

  

2

Aerials: Lake Mirror. See also P100, Series II

1957

 

3

Buildings: Architectural Features of Downtown Lakeland Buildings

1968-70

  

4

Greylocks

1963

  

5

Lakeland City Hall. See also P100, Series III

n.d.

  

6

Lakeland Public Library

1966, n.d.

  

7

Lakeshore Hotel (Lake Morton Drive)

n.d.

  

8

Little Rock Church (Rockledge)

n.d.

  

Mosswood. See also RG1000, Series IV

1968, n.d.

  

10

Mulberry Depot

n.d.

  

11

Park Trammell Building. See also P100, Series IV and P720

1970, n.d.

  

12

Polk County Courthouse (Bartow)

n.d.

  

13

West Minister United Presbyterian Church (S. Florida Avenue)

n.d.

  

14

Wright Residence (Lake Morton Drive)

1970

  

15

Exotic Birds: Parrots

n.d.

  

16

Exotic Birds: Peacocks

n.d.

  

17

Negatives

1961-71

  

18

People: Farris, Governor C. Bryant

n.d.

  

19

People: Jenkins, George (founder of Publix Supermarket Chain)

n.d.

  

20

People: Kirk, Governor Claude

1970

  

21

People: Pepper, Senator Claude

1958

  

22

People, Unidentified

n.d.

  

23

Places: Camphor Drive (Lakeland)

n.d.

  

24

Places: Caxambas, Florida

n.d.

  

25

Places: Green Swamp

n.d.

  

26

Places: House Fire (Lakeland)

1962

  

27

Places: Lake Morton

1968-71, n.d.

  

28

Places: Munn Park. See also P100, Series VI, P720

n.d.

  

29

Places: Rock Ledge Area

n.d.

  

30

Places: Virginia Carolina Chemical Corporation

n.d.

  

31

Places: Winter Haven

n.d.

2

32

Waterfowl on Lake Morton: Ducks

1958, n.d.

  

33

Waterfowl on Lake Morton: Moorhens

n.d.

  

34

Waterfowl on Lake Morton: Muscovy Ducks

n.d.

  

35

Waterfowl on Lake Morton: Swans

1969-71, n.d.

  

36

Waterfowl, Miscellaneous

n.d.