August 2011

9 posts

30 Aug 2011

Florida Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Company, 1946

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Two young ladies with flowers in their hair and a whole lot of fishing lures. There are several photos in the Loyd Sandgren Collection shot at the Florida Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Company (Barracuda Brand) in St. Petersburg, FL which would have been shot in 1946 when he was working for the state out of Tallahassee, [...]

26 Aug 2011

Gillette Razor Advertising

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Nothing very subtle about this 1950′s vintage point of sale advertising.

23 Aug 2011

Porsche Dealership

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Anyone want to take a guess as to the current cumulative value of the cars in this photo?  This lineup of late 50′s-early 60′s Porsche offerings was photographed at the Brumos dealership located at 1444 North Main Street in the early 1960′s.  In the building’s window the Volkswagen logo is identified with Brundage Motors Inc. [...]

19 Aug 2011

Lacing Up

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Studio portrait of an unidentified female professional wrestler.  One of the only wrestler photos I’ve seen in the Loyd Sandgren collection that was not shot at an event.

16 Aug 2011

Work In Progress

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Foundation work underway for the Atlantic Bank Building at the corner of Forsyth and Hogan Streets in downtown Jacksonville, 1951.  This earlier post shows the finished project.

12 Aug 2011

Go Chiefs!

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Men’s roller derby in the Jacksonville Coliseum. It is a little hard to see but a number of fans in the background are smoking. 1960′s.

09 Aug 2011

King Neptune Calling

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Unidentified model on an unknown beach with a conch shell and a beautiful smile. Sorry guys, judging from the ring she is spoken for.  Late 1940′s?

05 Aug 2011

Photographer Bill Elsner

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Photographer William “Bill” Elsner with models and his Hasselblad camera at the groundbreaking of the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Jacksonville December 12, 1967.  A graduate of Lee High School Elsner’s photographic career started in the military during W.W. II where he served as an aerial photographer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill during fighting in [...]

02 Aug 2011

A Different Downtown

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Looking South East through downtown Jacksonville in the 1950′s.  About the only thing still in this photo today is the Main Street Bridge.  Lower left is the old Union Bus Station.  The light colored 4 story building housed Muntz TV on the ground floor.  Across the river behind the bridge is the Gibbs Shipyard.  Almost [...]

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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