The Spottswood Collection consists of over 50,000 images comprising five decades of photography by Jack and Gordon Spottswood.
Young women climbing on an airplane parked on the beach, 1930
Young women at the beach, 1930
Commercial photographers, the Spottswoods were kept on retainer by the Seaboard Railroad and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. They did a considerable amount of work for real estate agencies and for insurance companies photographing accident scenes. As a result, the collection contains numerous images of Jacksonville-area street scenes, businesses, churches, hotels, theaters, and trains, as well as studio portraits and wedding photographs.
African American workers in trucks, ca. 1930
Jacksonville Beach, 1936
Two young couples at a Bolles academy dance, 1937
Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company shop worker, 1937
Hildebrandt building, 1938
Riverside Chevrolet at night, 1941
Car technicians at work, 1945
Brewster Hospital’s children’s ward, 1947
Coca Cola vendor at the National Air Lines terminal, 1947
Machines filling and capping bottles at the Coca Cola Bottling plant, 1948
Showroom display of economy cars, 1948
Frame and engine of an economy car, 1948
Lays potato chip company Christmas party, 1948
Murray Hill Theatre, 1949
African American man receiving recognition from Great Southern Trucking Company, ca 1950
Aerial view of downtown Jacksonville, ca. 1950
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