October 2010

10 posts

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28 Oct 2010

It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

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“Here is a scratching head Gene Klendinning. He had just taken apart the engine of his 1928 Rolls-Royce. He not only put it back, but it was better than new.  1957” LS

25 Oct 2010

$2.99 None Higher

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Night view of the Paris Hat store window display in Jacksonville, Florida.  The price tags on the hats read $2.99  None Higher.

19 Oct 2010

Hogan Street View

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“This picture was taken from Bay Street looking North on Hogan Street.  The Seminole Hotel on the right, the Furchgotts, Levy’s, Hemming Park the Cohen’s.  On the left you can see Lenak Studio, the name spelled backwards was Jack Kanel (a great photographer) who made lots of money taking pictures of service men.  The Luggage [...]

14 Oct 2010

Stretcher Man

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The more I look at this photograph the more I am intrigued  by it.  Is it a 50′s vintage team building exercise?  First aid drill?  Prank?  I’m sure there is a good story to go with it unfortunately Loyd did not leave any clues.

14 Oct 2010

Opening Soon

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Jacksonville’s New City Hall in the final stages of construction. According to the sign on the construction fence, “Another Great Stride in Jacksonville’s Progress.” “This is the Jacksonville, Florida City Hall just before it was dedicated.  1960.  Note how clear the sky was in those days.” LS

14 Oct 2010

The Wrestlers

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One of the many professional wrestling images from the Loyd Sandgren collection.  Loyd shot the local events in the Jacksonville Coliseum regularly in the early 1960′s often working for a local promoter.

14 Oct 2010

Bunny Suit

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Ruthie Moore was a teen in the 1950′s and was photographed repeatedly by Loyd Sandgren. “Ruthie Moore, a vivacious energetic cute girl that also had a great personality.  She is the only girl that I know of here in Jacksonville that made her living as a full time model.  She worked at Oriental Gardens (a [...]

14 Oct 2010

The Rest Of The Story

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One of the wonderful things about Loyd and his collection of photographs are the notes he attached to his images. He pecked them out on a typewriter, cut them out and often taped them directly on the prints. These are usually not captions in the traditional sense but often the story behind the story.   The [...]

13 Oct 2010

Building Boom

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One of the numerous incarnations of this particular block of downtown Jacksonville over the years.  This was probably for the construction of old Robert Meyer Hotel, the Woolworth and J.C. Penney buildings.  The site currently hosts the Federal Courthouse Complex.

13 Oct 2010

Big Seahorse

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Anybody know what happened to the Seahorse? Update:  Ask and you shall receive!  My friend Joan Morris in Tallahassee was quick to come up with the information on this photo.  Joan was in charge of the photographic collection at the Florida State Archives in Tallahassee for many years and now retired, still volunteers her time [...]

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About Photographer Loyd Sandgren

I first met Loyd Sandgren in 1997 as I was putting photo gear back into my car after... Learn More