Tallahassee is the capital city of Florida; it was founded in 1821 and it became Florida’s capital city in 1824. During the American Civil war, Union forces captured every Confederate state capital city east of the Mississippi River except Tallahassee. It is a trade and distribution point for the surrounding lumbering, agriculture, and livestock region. Tallahassee has a humid subtropical climate with long summers and short, mild winters, as well as drier springs and autumns.
Here below are some stunning vintage photos of Tallahassee from the 1950s that capture streets, landmarks, and everyday life.