2011

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14 Oct 2011

Drivers Education

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Anyone out there remember what they had to drive in their drivers ed class?  I have dim memories of a 70’s vintage Vega with no AC and a standard transmission.  Students at Paxon H.S. in the early 1960’s apparently had access to a couple of new VW Beetles compliments of Jacksonville’s Brundage Motors.  Don’t know […]

11 Oct 2011

Gun Lovers

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Happy couple with bolt action rifle taking aim at something across the St. Johns River.  How I wish Loyd left a note telling us the story behind this photo!  I guess we are free to let our imaginations run wild…

07 Oct 2011

Downtown Grid

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Looking straight down on the Eastern side of downtown Jacksonville with Main Street being the top street running from one side of the frame to the other and Duval Street dividing the frame in half top to bottom.  I’m guessing this is from the mid 1950’s although I can’t really see the cars to give […]

04 Oct 2011

Carl Hubbell Autograph Signing

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“Carl Hubbell, one of the greatest pitchers of all time in the National League.  Here he is pictured at Hope Haven Hospital signing autographs.  This was in 1949.” LS Carl Owen Hubbell, played 16 seasons (1928 to 1943) as a pitcher for the New York Giants.  He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame […]

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.

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