October 2011

8 posts

28 Oct 2011

Happy Halloween!

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This is the type of note that Loyd Sandgren attached to many of his photographs as he organized his collection in his later years.  He would put the photos in binder type albums and would walk from his Springfield apartment and make the rounds to downtown Jacksonville shops, the old downtown library, hot dog vendors [...]

25 Oct 2011

Making A Point

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One of two variations from the Loyd Sandgren collection of women on a dock pointing excitedly at something outside the frame.

21 Oct 2011

Portrait of Mr. Stockton with A Portrait of Mr. Stockton

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James R. Stockton Sr. in front of a portrait of his father Telfair Stockton, seated at his desk in the old Atlantic Bank Building in downtown Jacksonville in the early 1950′s.   Telfair Stockton founded Telfair Stockton and Co. in the late 1800′s and played a major role in establishing Jacksonville as a port city.  [...]

18 Oct 2011

The New City Hall Revisited

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Here is an additional view of the riverfront City Hall building shortly before it was opened in 1960.  It gives you a peak around the right side of the building before the riverfront bulkhead was built and the area filled in.  It also gives you a look at the facade of the building with the [...]

14 Oct 2011

Drivers Education

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Anyone out there remember what they had to drive in their drivers ed class?  I have dim memories of a 70′s vintage Vega with no AC and a standard transmission.  Students at Paxon H.S. in the early 1960′s apparently had access to a couple of new VW Beetles compliments of Jacksonville’s Brundage Motors.  Don’t know [...]

11 Oct 2011

Gun Lovers

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Happy couple with bolt action rifle taking aim at something across the St. Johns River.  How I wish Loyd left a note telling us the story behind this photo!  I guess we are free to let our imaginations run wild…

07 Oct 2011

Downtown Grid

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Looking straight down on the Eastern side of downtown Jacksonville with Main Street being the top street running from one side of the frame to the other and Duval Street dividing the frame in half top to bottom.  I’m guessing this is from the mid 1950′s although I can’t really see the cars to give [...]

04 Oct 2011

Carl Hubbell Autograph Signing

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“Carl Hubbell, one of the greatest pitchers of all time in the National League.  Here he is pictured at Hope Haven Hospital signing autographs.  This was in 1949.” LS Carl Owen Hubbell, played 16 seasons (1928 to 1943) as a pitcher for the New York Giants.  He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame [...]

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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