January 2011

6 posts

28 Jan 2011

McLanahan Amoco

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“Here is the famous McLanahan Amoco Service Station on the corner of Beaver and Main Streets.  At that time (in the 50’s) US 17, US 1 and 90 crossed that section.  They sold 50,000 gallons of gas a month there.  It was open 24 hours a day and gave great service.” LS The painted window [...]

25 Jan 2011

The Artist And His Creation

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“Shown here at the entrance of the Federal Reserve Bank Building, Sculptor Gaetano Cecere showing some of his work that he did for the bank.” LS From the Jacksonville Historical Society’s web site.  “Two large and impressive sculptures line the doorway of the Fire and Rescue Headquarters Building at 515 Julia Street. Designed by nationally [...]

20 Jan 2011

Retro High Tech

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“This is a storage room that held the early tapes for the computers.  In those days it was very bulky, but it was the beginning.”  LS I contacted Dag Spicer, the Senior Curator at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California for a little more information about the photo and he dated the image [...]

16 Jan 2011

Portrait Of Loyd Sandgren, Tallahassee, FL 1946

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This is one of my favorite photos of Loyd taken after he got out of the Navy in Jacksonville.  He went to work for the Florida State Advertising Commission in Tallahassee, FL for about a year before returning to Jacksonville where he stayed the rest of his life. “A photo of Loyd Sandgren in Tallahassee, [...]

13 Jan 2011

Damaged In Transit

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“A Bad Accident.  No one was killed and no one was hurt, no one had seat belts on either.  It all happened on a trip from England to Jacksonville, Florida.  These cars were on a ship and they got into a bad storm.  Result, the cars broke away from their chains and bounced together and [...]

07 Jan 2011

Marineland 1946

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In light of the recent purchase of Marineland by the Georgia Aquarium I thought this might be a good time to post this photo of Dolphin feeding at Marineland shot in 1946 by Loyd Sandgren.

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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