From our Gallery

The Charlotte County Archives depends upon funds from government for approximately half of its operating budget. We depend upon donations, fund-raising activities, and sales from our Gallery for the rest of our budget.

 We'd like you to know that your purchase of a scanned photographic image, a book, or some other item from our Gallery helps us fund a part-time Archivist (see our Home Page under On the Docket for Dr. Fairney's current project), and the computers, printers, scanners and materials necessary to the process of preservation.

Our Collection

The Charlotte County Archives has a collection of over 20,000 photographs from Charlotte County's past. We will be gradually adding these photos to our web site album so that you can look through them at your leisure, search their associated text via our search field, and even purchase scanned images right here on our web site! Why not browse through the collection now? (And keep an eye out for additions to the albums in the future).

Help Us

We have a large number of historical photographs for which we need information. If you can tell us anything about the location, or the people in the pictures, we'd really appreciate knowing more! Scanned images of these pictures are also for sale. Browse through these pictures here!  

From the Gallery

One of the most interesting collections at the Archives is the Photograph Collection. Who doesn't love looking at old photos? The Archives has over 20,000 images in its collection! We have a small group of dedicated volunteers working their way through the collection to scan and add them to our List of Photographs by Photograph Number. If you're interested in our photos...why not drop in and have a look? Visit our Gallery to purchase scanned images of any of the photographs from our web site, and we also sell copies of most of the photos in our entire collection at the Archives.

Can you help us? 
We need information for this picture

                   Our Collection

Staff at Algonquin Hotel, 1896. Most of the staff came to work at the hotel from New England. But there were also local workers (see Caddy Norris second row, seated second from right). We would like to have others identified who were from this area ???


P135.002-  First Algonquin Hotel in 1905 (William Notman Photograph)  Hotel Built 1889, destroyed by fire 1914.