May 2012

6 posts

29 May 2012

Crumbling Docks

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An aerial view of the decaying docks and warehouses along the North bank of the St. Johns River just East of the Main Street Bridge in downtown Jacksonville in the late 1940′s or early 1950′s.  This was near the end of the city waterfront being a working waterfront as bulkheads and parking lots replaced wooden [...]

21 May 2012

For Your Pleasant Moments!

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PM Deluxe Blended Whiskey sports themed store display from the early 1950′s.  I could not find a lot of information about the brand except the name is one of the stable of products owned by Beam Global Spirits and Wine, Inc.  the company that started life as Jim Beam.  There are a lot of examples [...]

15 May 2012

Where Is She Now?

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The staff of Florida Bonded Pools on Beach Blvd. circa early 1960′s in front of the business and their wonderful sign of world famous swimmer and movie star Esther Williams in all of her 30 foot tall glory.  I stopped by the business to find out more about the sign and had a great conversation [...]

11 May 2012

Women’s College Golfer, 1946

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“Bo Whitaker, Florida State Women’s College, 1946.  A nice looking and great golfer, in the background you may see the grounds of the school.  This picture was used by many newspapers around the country.” LS You may know Florida State College For Women better by it’s current name, Florida State University.

08 May 2012

Main Street, 1950

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Quite a few years ago Loyd Sandgren gave me an autographed print of this image with the following type written note scotch taped to the front of the print: “I took this picture in 1950 for the C.H. Brown Camera Store.  This photo was taken from the Main Street Bridge looking North.  It was first [...]

03 May 2012

Bruce Trailer Sales On Parade

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A 1940′s Cadillac pulls a shinny new Bruce Trailer Sales All-Metal Life Time Trailer past the Brooks Motors Inc. building at the corner of Union and Laura Streets.  There is the front end of a vehicle following the trailer decorated with ribbons so my guess is it was part of a parade through downtown Jacksonville.  [...]

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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