Sunday, November 20, 2011

Vintage Florida Photos


I just recently discovered the Florida Memory Project website.  It's a division of the library and information services and they have managed to collect over 170,000 digital photos.  I think I can probably spend a few dozen hours looking through this particular archive.  I pulled just a few photos from my search  "Jacksonville Beaches" in black and white.   I've been home sick for well over a week now, so what's going on in my city is a look back at the way it was. 


Rosemary Carpenter, Miss Florida 1948, posing in front of sea-oats - Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Date 1948
Collection Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number C010331



Jacksonville Beach "baby races"

Date 1973
Collection Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number C680688



Two young children fishing at Jacksonville Beach

Date 1981
Collection Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number C800981



Young women posing from behind a beach umbrella

Date 1930
Collection Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number SP01286





Ida May Roth at the beach - Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Date ca 1924
Collection Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number N048043





Tourists walking along the Jacksonville jetties - Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Date 1929
Collection Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number N032606


Group at the beach - Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Date 1923 or 1924
Collection Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number N048045



Family standing next to its car at a Mayport beach

Date 191-
Collection Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number PR06772

Looking down roller coaster at the beach - Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Date Between 1930 and 1949
Collection Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number RC07957



Bird's eye view of Jacksonville Beach

Date 1946
Collection Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number RF00359


People walking near the beach in Jacksonville

Date 1936
Collection Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number SP00001



Young women with man at the beach

Date 1930
Collection Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number SP01284



Unknown Mami

I hope you enjoyed a look back at what it was like in Jacksonville, FL before the internet :)  For more tours of cities near and far, please head on over to Unknown Mami's weekly carnival - Sundays in my City.   It's one of my favorite places to be each week.

Have a great day!
Kristin


16 comments:

Tara R. said...

These are all fabulous photos. A great look back in the history of Florida. I need to checkout the archive. Thanks for sharing!

jennifer said...

I loved Ida May Roth at the Beach. The title... the picture... perfect!

Laurie Matherne said...

Your display is impressive. I have a few old photographs of family members at the beach. But we didn't have a beauty queen among the sea oats. Great heels, too.

Wayne W Smith said...

Great pics. I thought I was one of the people people that enjoyed going through archives.

Vidya Sury said...

Love black & white photos. Kristin, your blog header is as much a pleasure to see as your photos. Really enjoyed my visit! Have a great Sunday!

bill lisleman said...

oh the best one is the baby races - cute little turtles.
I've never seen turtle races done with babies. Our kids would have been eating the sand.
Great find.

Unknown Mami said...

I love these. My stepdad's grandmother was a Miss Florida.

Ann in the UP said...

I couldn't help but compare the baby races with the piglet races. Apparently they didn't bribe the babies with Oreos. LOL

Great fun!!! Love the pictures.

ceodraiocht said...

The baby races have it - I thought it was an invention by certain tv programs not that they've happened in the past. Fun post.

Rebecca said...

Baby races is my favorite~

Seow wei said...

Lovely old photo, thanks for sharing, specially, the baby races, two young children fishing, group at the beach, family photo.

Erin said...

Those are amazing pics! It's great to look back and see what things looked like!
I Love the baby races!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you, these were amazing and so much fun to see!

Saun said...

Thanks for sharing this was a fun post!

scott russell said...

These are great. How can I order copies of these?
Scott Russell
scott@russellandrussellconsulting.com

edel1902 said...

Ida may was my grandmother's sister. She is also in the group photo at the beach:
Back row Jeptha Turner Harrison Jr. and Ida May (Roth) Harrison. Front row: Bessie Lee Roth Hill, Myrtle Ola Roth, Allie Brittain.

My mom found these great old photos of our family when her siter died a few years ago. I encourage anyone with older Flrodia families to donate to the Florida Photographic collection Florida State Archives. You can order some of these photos and see many more Florida photos at www.Floridamemory.com