The Lakeland Photograph Collection is a collection of more than 500 photographs gathered from a variety of sources depicting buildings, people, places, and events related to the history and development of the City of Lakeland, Florida. Almost all the photographs were donated to the Special Collections unit of the Lakeland Public Library over a period of many years. In some instances the names of the donors of the photographs are known. Many, however, were donated anonymously. Some of the photographs are dated, but many are not and the dates assigned to them are educated guesses at best.