January 2012

8 posts

30 Jan 2012

Accident Scene

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“Picture taken at Lovegrove (now called University Blvd.) and Philips highway.  I was called by the insurance company to take pictures of the wreck.  This picture was taken moments before the man died.  About 1947.” LS

26 Jan 2012

Launching The Mystic

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Workers from the Huckins Yacht Corporation roll the Mystic VIII from their workshop off Jacksonville’s Lakeshore Blvd. to launch it in the Ortega River.  This 60 foot Atlantic model was ordered from Huckins in 1956 by Philip R. Mallory and delivered in 1957. Mallory started the P.R. Mallory Company in 1916 which began as a [...]

23 Jan 2012

Eddy Arnold

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The window display at the Lane-Rexall for country music artist Eddy Arnold’s upcoming shows at Jacksonville’s Palace Theatre.  born in 1918 the Nashville sound singer had 147 songs on the Billboard country music charts and sold over 85 million records. He started his performing career in the 1930′s and gave his final concert in 1999, [...]

20 Jan 2012

Bats and Balls

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I can only guess that this is a civic organization giving sporting equipment to a youth group.  Anyone recognize any of the folks in the photo?

17 Jan 2012

Cohen Brothers, 1950′s

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A late 1950′s view of the St. James Building as the Cohen Brothers department store.  This Henry Klutho masterwork was completed Oct. 21, 1912 (making it 100 years old this year) and originally housed retail space on the lower floors and office space on the upper floors. It was the largest building in Jacksonville occupying [...]

13 Jan 2012

How To Pitch By Bob Feller

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Bob Feller, pitcher with Cleveland Indians pitching his book “How To Pitch” from the field of the old Wolfson Park baseball field.  The first addition of his this book came out in 1948.  Wolfson Park was built in 1955 and served as the city of Jacksonville’s minor league field until it was demolished in 2002, [...]

09 Jan 2012

As Seen In Vogue, 1960

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Window display in the Levy’s store in downtown Jacksonville displaying women’s fashions along with a 1960′s Vogue photo spread that featured the new line of 1960′s Ford automobile offerings alongside the clothing featured in the display.  Some early cross marketing? “This was one of the many pictures that was taken for the different stores downtown.  [...]

05 Jan 2012

Happy New Year!

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I would like to wish all Vintage Jacksonville fans a wonderful new year ahead as we look back on the changes we have seen in Jacksonville and our own lives over the years.  The time I spend with the photographs of Loyd Sandgren reminds me that change is a constant process. From clothing styles to [...]

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