PICTURES & PHOTOS
(Source of picture: Florida Photographic Collection,
doubt these Jacksonville kids -- now in their retirement age -- still
remember this day in 1947. It seems that the African American man
shot a marauding gator, and the original photo appears to have been
snapped on the banks of the St. Johns River. The Florida State
Archives, though, gives no explanation of who these residents were or
what exactly the occasion was.
What is on this
webpage? It lists websites that
contain numerous pictures &
photos for the Jacksonville
area. Most are historical images, while some are contemporary.
addition to the websites on this page, many other websites also provide
some Jax images. To see them, try the other
sites in JacksonvilleStory.com. For example, take a look at the
links in Jax
History by Subject and Jax
History by Time Period
PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION -- Almost 100,000
Florida images online! They range from old pictures to current
photos. Over 6,000 of the images are Jacksonville related. Can search by keywords, and
can sort by date. The most complete online portrait of Florida
that's available. Furnished by the Florida State Archives.
POSTCARD COLLECTION -- A treat for the eyes: Several hundred
online Jacksonville postcards. Date from 1901 to the
mid-1900s. Depict buildings & street scenes, among other
things. Provided by WJCT in Jacksonville.
MEMORY COLLECTION -- Gives many thousands of online pictures &
photos from American history. Includes some Jax images. Are
provided by the Library of Congress. NOTE: Many of
the images can be retrieved in the Photos & Prints section.
When you get to the homepage of the American Memory Collection, click
on "Collection Finder" in the upper right-hand corner of the
page. Next, click on "Photos & Prints" on the right-hand side
of the page. Next, type in "Jacksonville" or any other word(s) to
describe what you're looking for. NOTE: If you
would like to be sure to retrieve all of the Jacksonville images, just
do the following: When you get to the homepage of the American
Memory Collection, click on "Search" in the upper right-hand corner of
the page. Next, type in "Jacksonville" or any other word(s) to
describe what you're looking for. Images, documents, & many
other items will be retrieved.
LARGE JAX PHOTOS, FROM ABOUT 1908 - 1921 --
Large picture windows into the past: Over 25 wide-angled shots of
Jacksonville, dating from about 1908 to about 1921. These
panoramic pictures often depict views of
the city from atop downtown buildings or from bridges. They show
bridges, and the harbor. NOTE: Be sure to click on each
order to greatly enlarge it. When you do, the photos will spill off of
screen. The detail is awesome. From the American Memory
FLORIDA" -- Lots of Florida photos, including some for
Jacksonville. Provided at the website "Exploring Florida: Social
Studies Resources for Students & Teachers."
OF JAX DURING EARLY 1900s -- Virtual reality shots of Jacksonville
during the early 1900s. These show large, panoramic views of
streets & skyline. Furnished by "Exploring Florida: Social
Studies Resources for Students & Teachers."
- HISTORIC PHOTOS
FROM LEAH MARY COX -- An interesting website that advertises
the fascinating book, Jacksonville Greets the 20th Century: The
Pictorial Legacy of Leah Mary Cox, by Ann Hyman. Included in
the website are some of the Ms. Cox's historic images taken in the
WEEMS PHOTO COLLECTION
-- Please note: The
Weems Collection is NOT online.
The info here is a description of what you may be able to obtain if you
visit the Weems Collection in Atlanta, Georgia. The link here
goes to the homepage for the Ellie Lee Weems Collection, located at the
Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta. It offers a huge
assortment of photographic images covering Jacksonville's African
American history. Contains over 100,000 negative prints &
over 400 black and white prints. These images date from the
early- to mid-1900's. Subjects range from street scenes
& social events to students posing in schools & bodies laying
in coffins. NOTE: Be sure to call ahead before visiting any
library collection. Verify the availability of the records, as
well as the collection's hours of operation.
- FLORIDA HERITAGE
COLLECTION -- "Selections from the Northeast Florida Regional
Postcard Collection" either is or will be available online in its
entirety. It is being provided by the Florida Heritage Collection.
LINK TO EBAY POSTCARD & PAPER SEARCH -- At
most any given time, eBay offers dozens of Jacksonville postcards for
sale. Other paper items at eBay can include Jax-related photos,
newspapers, menus, advertising items, etc. The postcards show a
variety of scenes, and they usually date from about 1901 until recent
times. NOTE: When searching eBay, be sure to check the "in titles
& descriptions" box in the upper left-hand corner of the
screen. This will let you pull up many more items.
IMAGES -- A special search screen of the Google search engine
allows you to only for images. By typing in "Jacksonville" and
"Florida," a variety of Jax-related pictures & photos will
appear. Some are historical.