Looking Back

The CIHS has more than 10,000 digitally archived items on our website, including:  family letters, newspaper articles, photographs, postcards, and audio recordings.

Click the link below to access CIHS archives.



  • Maybelle Stamper

    This image is Maybelle Stamper with two cats owned by her friends, the Weeks family. Stamper, a modern artist and lithographer lived and worked on Captiva Island for more than 50 years.

  • The Dickey Hotel

    This image is the Dickey Hotel, built in 1911. The hotel was leased by the Snyder School For Boys and burned down in 1935. Belton Johnson built his first house on the site after the hotel burned down. 

  • June Rosse

    This photo is June Rosse, daughter of Andy and Dessa Rosse. The photo is part of the Rosse family collection, gifted to the Captiva island Historical Society.

  • The Dixie Steamer

    This image features The Dixie Steamer, a ship that frequently visited Captiva with mail, frieght and passengers, docking at Randall's Dock.

Bridging the Past and the Present