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Tamiami Trail (Fla.) Photograph Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: VAM158

  • Staff Only


The J. B. McCrary Company, owned by Georgia Tech graduate Joseph Boyd McCrary, worked on the Tamiami Trail in Florida, which opened the frontier area known as the Everglades to commerce and settlement. These photographs document the early years of its construction, which was completed in 1928.


  • 1917-1921


General Physical Description note

(one half-sized document case)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

All photographs in this collection are subject to approval before publication may be permitted. Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


0.2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of sixty-one gelatin silver prints, which are in good condition, with minimal silver mirroring; however, several photographs have experienced image color change from black to yellow-brown.

Biography of Joseph Boyd McCrary

Joseph Boyd McCrary graduated from Georgia Tech in 1891, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, McCrary worked for Moore and McCrary, a mechanical engineering company in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1916, Dade County Government (Florida) floated a bond issue for building the Tamiami Trail and contracted Joseph McCrary's firm to build thirty-two miles of road west of Miami. However, in 1923, the McCrary firm withdrew from the project after completing seventeen miles. The Florida State Road Department completed the trail in 1928.


Missing Title

  1. SERIES 1. Individuals, 1918.
  2. SERIES 2. Machinery, undated.
  3. SERIES 3. Tamiami Trail Canal, undated.
  4. SERIES 4. Landscapes, 1917-1921.
  5. SERIES 5. Buildings, 1921.
  6. SERIES 6. "Shooting Rocks," undated.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


Accession #2001.049 (old number: 2001.49).


These photographs were separated from the Joseph Boyd McCrary Papers, MS158.

General Physical Description note

(one half-sized document case)

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson processed this photograph collection in 2002.
Inventory of the Tamiami Trail (Fla.) Photograph Collection, 1917-1921
Jody Lloyd
Copyright 2002.
Description rules
finding aid updated using rlg best practice guidelines for encoded archival description.
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA