September 2011

9 posts

30 Sep 2011

Fresh Off The Boat

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A Volkswagen Beetle is offloaded to the pier along the Talleyrand docks, most likely headed to Brundage Motors’ dealership in Jacksonville, FL.  Brundage was the first importer of the German made autos to Jacksonville in the 1950′s.

27 Sep 2011

Going Up

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Topping off the Independent Square building which was completed in 1974.  An earlier version of the building’s construction can be seen here.  The building just underwent it’s latest name change with the Wells Fargo logo added to the top of the building which is now named the Wells Fargo Center.

23 Sep 2011

Stripper Promo Photo, 1950′s

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“This is just one of the many strippers that I had the pleasure of taking pictures of.  This was taken in 1953 and she ordered many prints including 20 x 30’s and 30 x 40’s which I made in my darkroom.  It was taken in my studio on 22 E. Beaver St.  I must have [...]

20 Sep 2011

Yellow Water Naval Air Gunnery School

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“Here two sailors getting ready for a days supply of 50 calibers.  They would use 3 million rounds a day at the Yellow Water Gunnery School.  Jacksonville, Florida.  1945” LS This was quite a complex in the 1940′s, one of three facilities in the United States used to train Navy gunners in all aspects of [...]

16 Sep 2011

Volleyball 1940′s

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Sailors use their down time to play volleyball at Naval Station Mayport during the 1940′s.  Loyd Sandgren was stationed there as the base photographer from 1942 to 1945.

13 Sep 2011

Riverfront Parking

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Newly cleared of docks and warehouses jutting into the river from Jacksonville’s Northbank along the St. Johns River the 1950′s waterfront now featured a seawall, fill and a fresh asphalt to create a parking lot just South of the Main Street Bridge.  The Jacksonville Landing now occupies part of this property.

09 Sep 2011

Ponte Vedra Inn And Club, 1947

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“Here is an aerial photo of The Ponte Vedra Club on the beach, about ten miles South of Jacksonville Beach, FL.  The club and beaches were owned by Stockton, Whatley and Davin.  This picture was taken about 1947.  A beautiful place and great food.” LS

06 Sep 2011

Office Park

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“This is the Tourist and Convention office in 1948.  It was built in Hemming Park downtown.  Note all the great palm trees, it was great.” LS

02 Sep 2011

Don’t Miss The Women Wrestlers

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“If you knew Jimmy Murdock you would know his old car that he would advertise all the events that he would promote in the 40′s, 50′s, 60′s and 70′s.” LS Miss Ella Phillips vs Miss Mars Bennett at the Arena at Main and Beaver Streets.  Best 2 out of 3 falls, 1 hour time limit.  [...]

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