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The collection consists of 213 photographs and other miscellaneous materials, including Deane's photo order book for January 1945. The photographs are primarily 8x10 black and white prints, featuring daylight scenes. With only a few exceptions, the photographs are undated, with the earliest known photograph in the collection being 1944. Empirical evidence dates the majority of the collection as mid-twentieth century, ca. 1945-1965.
The Jacksonville Beaches area is the prime setting for most of the photographs. Scenes and events depicted range from Beach parades, extensive Boardwalk activities (ferris wheel, carousel, bingo, arcade games, etc.), interior and exterior views of the Ponte Vedra Inn, African-American school children and group dinner events, and several unique 1950s road scenes. Major subject categories with their corresponding number of photographs include:
Personal and group photographs - 37Beaches - 48Boats and the Intracoastal Waterway - 11 Hospitals - 1 Hotels, motels and apartments - 10Jacksonville Beach (Fla.)--Boardwalk - 38Ponte Vedra Inn (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) - 23Restaurants and bars - 10Retail and business establishments - 14Roads and streets - 3Schools - 18
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