December 2011

8 posts

30 Dec 2011

In The Stands At The Gator Bowl, 1952

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A view of the end zone at the 7th. Annual Gator Bowl game held in 1952 between the University of Miami and Clemson.  With 34,577 fans in attendance Miami shut out Clemson 14 to 0.

27 Dec 2011

The Lynch Building, 1950′s

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Located at the intersection of Main and East Forsyth Streets the 17 story Lynch Building was built to house office and retail space in 1926.  It was the second tallest building in Jacksonville when it was completed.  It has since been converted to apartments and renamed 11-East for it’s address at 11 East Forsyth Street.

21 Dec 2011

Florida Air National Guard Jet With Bathing Beauty in High Heels

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You can’t go wrong with fast jets and pretty girls in bathing suites (or is that fast cars?) but this late 1950′s image of a bathing beauty and a Florida Air National Guard F-80 Shooting Star jet makes a pretty good pairing.  Loyd Sandgren did not leave any notes with this image but Ron Tittle [...]

16 Dec 2011

Apalachicola Oystermen, 1946

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Oystermen working the oyster beds in Apalachicola Bay in 1946.  This was the year that Loyd Sandgren left Jacksonville to work for the State of Florida out of Tallahassee photographing around Florida to promote the state’s commerce and recreation to the rest of the country.

13 Dec 2011

Boxing Boys

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Two young pugilists duke it out in this undated photo from the Loyd Sandgren collection.  The image appears to have been shot in the old armory building just North of Jacksonville’s downtown.

09 Dec 2011

1960′s Jacksonville Skyline

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Looking at the Jacksonville skyline from an elevated position on the old Prudential building with the first Acosta Bridge in the foreground and an earlier incarnation of the boat ramp and Friendship park in the lower right of the frame. This was taken after the Lobster House restaurant was demolished and the building that now [...]

06 Dec 2011

A Pirate’s Life

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One of Loyd Sandgren’s commercial clients was a company that made floating rafts that they marketed as docks, floating islands and in this case an outboard motor powered pirate ship.  There are a number of photos in the collection showing the various uses and they all appear to have been shot on Lake Marco in [...]

02 Dec 2011

Women Wrestling Throw Down

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Women’s wrestling from the late 1940′s or early 1950′s inside the arena at Main and Beaver Streets that promoter Jimmy Murdock used for a variety of events before moving into the Jacksonville Coliseum.  The young lady doing the throwing can also be found in this previously posted portrait by photographer Loyd Sandgren.

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