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LEDGER PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, P950, 1961-1989

Series I, Polk County, 1961-1989


Students at Oscar Pope Elementary School
celebrate the end of the 1977 school year

The photographs in this series were taken by photographers employed by or under contract to The Ledger. They cover all of the communities within Polk County and were apparently taken to accompany articles which were to appear in the newspaper. Some, but not all, of the photographs actually were published in the newspaper. The series consists entirely of photographic prints in a variety of sizes. The negatives were not donated with the prints and were most likely destroyed.

The subjects of the photographs range from the mundane to the unusual and include auto accidents, local businesses, children in school and at play, dogs and dog shows, fashion shows, fishing, the Florida Citrus Festival in Winter Haven, Florida Southern College in Lakeland, clubs and organizations, community fundraising activities, elections, and Lakeland General Hospital. The photos are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within folders.

Pictured above are children from the Oscar Pope Elementary School celebrating the end of the 1977 school year.

BOX

FOLDER

FOLDER TITLE

DATES

1

1

Accidents

1974, 1979-80

      

2

Agriculture

1968-69, 1973

     

3

Businesses:  Double "M" Country Bar (Fort Meade) 

1980

   Businesses:  Empire Store  1967

      

5

   Family Practice Center (Winter Haven)

1979

     

6

   Foxfire Inn, Performers (Lakeland)

1969-70

     

7

   Lakeland Health Care Center (Lakeland)

1988, n.d.

     

8

   Patterson Jewelers (Lakeland)

1980

     

9

   Miscellaneous

1973-88 scattered

     

10

Children at Play

1979-88 scattered

       

11

Children in School

1967-88 scattered

     

12

Clubs and Organizations

1969-89 scattered

     

13

Community and Fundraising Activities

1987-Apr 1988

    

14

Community and Fundraising Activities

May-Oct 1988

     

15

Community and Fundraising Activities

Nov 1988-1989, n.d.

     

16

Contests:  Doughnut Eating Contest

1975

    

17

Crime Scenes and Criminal Investigations

1971-85 scattered

    

18

Dogs and Dog Shows

1969-87 scattered

2

19

Dogs and Dog Shows

1988-89, n.d.

    

20

Election Day

1967-74, 1984, 1986

     

21

Elephants (Bartow and Lakeland)

1986, n.d

     

22

Evictions

1967-68

    

23

Exercise:  Aerobics

1971-86 scattered

   

24

Exercise:  Jogging.  See also:  Road Races

1977-80, n.d.

    

25

Expo Americana (Lakeland Civic Center)

1976

    

26

Expo '75 (Lakeland Civic Center)

1975

      

27

Fashion Shows

1967-88 scattered

    

28

Fishing

1973-88, n.d.

     

29

Florida Baptist Convention (Lakeland)

1973

     

30

Florida Christian Layman's Conference (Lakeland)

1969

    

31

Florida Citrus Festival (Winter Haven)

1968-80 scattered

    

32

Florida Citrus Festival (Winter Haven)

1981-89

    

33

Florida Citrus Festival (Winter Haven)

n.d.

     

34

Florida Southern College:  Children's Festival

1987-88

    

35

   Commencement

1974, 1984-88

     

36

   Concerts and Music

1968-87 scatered

3

37

   Moving in

1970, 1980, 1985-87

     

38

   Students at Work and Play

1968-89 scattered

    

39

   Miscellaneous

1968-89 scattered

     

40

Florida Stampede

1978, n.d.

    

41

Florida State Baptist Association (Lakeland)

1969

     

42

Florida Turning Point Ranch

1973

      

43

Florida United Methodist Conference

1972

    

44

Holidays:  Easter Celebrations and Services

1967-87

   

45

Holidays:  Fourth of July Fireworks and Parades

1967-78 scattered

    

46

Holidays:  Labor Day Parades

1984-86

     

47

Iron Bell Coffee House (Eaton Park)

1968

     

48

Judo Classes and Competitions

1971-80 scattered

    

49

Junior League Charity Ball (Lakeland)

1984

    

50

Junk Yards

1967-79 scattered

    

51

K-Ville Fire Department

1980, 1988

       

52

Lake Wales Ambulance Corps

1972-73

     

53

Lakeland General Hospital:  Board of Trustees

1970-75

     

54

   Chaplain

1968

    

55

   Emergency Care

1971-75

    

56

   Nursery and Pediatric Care

1967-79 scattered

   

57

   Staff

1967-80 scattered

    

58

Lakeland Moral Decency Committee Parade

1972

        

59

Parasailing

1974, 1979, n.d.

    

60

Parks and Recreation Areas

1984-88

    

61

People, Miscellaneous

1969-88 scattered

    

62

Road Races

1979-80, n.d.

   

63

Miscellaneous

1961-87 scattered