November 2011

8 posts

29 Nov 2011

Navy Machine Gunner, 1944

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“Here is a gunner getting ready to fire his machine guns.  This was a typical photo, taken for Public Relations.  This photo was sent to the home town newspaper to show what a native son was doing.  The interesting thing about this picture is, the plane was on the ground and there was a platform [...]

22 Nov 2011

West Bay Street, 1952

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“1952.  A street scene on Bay Street between Laura and Hogan.  The Democrats were running Stevenson and Sparkman.  You are looking West Northwest.  Note the Earle, Mayflower and Seminole Hotels.  The Casino theater at that time was nine cents. Some difference in it today.” LS I like the way the Democrat Headquarters on 124 W. [...]

18 Nov 2011

Strike!

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“In 1947, I used the first portable Wabash speedlight, this proved to the bowlers that the light could stop the action of a strike.  They said we will have to be in the picture before we believe it and this was the result.  Note, light was not on the camera.” LS An excerpt from a [...]

15 Nov 2011

Rest In Peace

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Dr. Robert G. Self, Col. U.S. Air Force, Retired. My dad. He passed away this weekend after a long period of declining health.  Along with my mother he instilled an early love of the arts, travel, and exploration in my brother and I as we moved from one Air Force base to another around the [...]

11 Nov 2011

The Sport Shop Inc.

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Wilson, MacGregor and Louisville Slugger on display in the baseball themed window display of The Sport Shop but not a Nike product to be found.  I don’t have any information about this particular photo and have not been able to track down anything on the business.  Anyone out there remember anything about The Sport Shop [...]

08 Nov 2011

Sell It!

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I’m sure that the desired buying demographic for this state of the art washing machine, circa 1950′s, was further enticed to make a purchase by the use a model in a swim suit, high heels and the coveted Miss Filter-Flo sash.

04 Nov 2011

City Core, 1950′s

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Looking West down West Monroe Street towards Hemming Park and the Federal Courthouse.  The multistory building sticking up from the block of buildings to the right is the Western Union building which now houses the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.  The rest of the buildings in that block were demolished to make way for the [...]

01 Nov 2011

Jax Beer

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Workers on the bottling line of the Jax Brewing Company production plant that was located on West 16th. Street in Jacksonville’s Durkeeville neighborhood.  Jax Brewing Company was a local brewery that started production of Jax Beer in Jacksonville in 1913, refocused production to ice and near beer during prohibition and then restarted beer production in [...]

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