July 2012

6 posts

30 Jul 2012

No Springs Honest Weight

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“This was the scales in the old Jax Meat Market.  Wilson’s Corned Beef Hash, 2lb. can was 29 cents.  This was another promotion deal.” LS Another image from a photo shoot for the Jax Meat Co. grocery store, “The Worlds Most Amazing Food Market” according to their own self promotion.  I really wonder how many [...]

25 Jul 2012

Jet Boats

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This looks like a pair of early Jet boats.  I can’t place the make or model but from the research I did it looks like consumer jet boats came out in the early 1960′s and there were quite a few companies producing them.  Any help out there with this?

20 Jul 2012

Infrared Skyline View, 1953

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An infrared image shot by photographer Loyd Sandgren of the downtown skyline from the South bank of the St. Johns River at the location of the present day boat ramp and River City Brewing Company.  1953.  Infrared images were shot with a special film sensitive to the infrared light spectrum.  It had to be handled [...]

16 Jul 2012

Borum Boat With Navy Jets

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A Borum Eldorado sits on it’s trailer next to what I believe is a Grumman F-9 Cougar Navy Jet and a mix of other aircraft in the background.  I don’t know which base it was shot at but I’m guessing NAS Jacksonville in the 1950′s.  (As always, I welcome information from those of you in [...]

11 Jul 2012

Action! Thrills! Excitement!

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Another wonderful frame of sports promoter Jimmy Murdock’s Car, this time with Men’s Wrestling Promotion Signs. 1950′s.  On the corner of Main Street and Beaver Street in downtown Jacksonville.  This would pair nicely with this previously posted image printed large, framed and hung in a special place in your home or office.  Just a thought…

02 Jul 2012

Knotted Up

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I know the guy on the left is professional wrestler Hiro Matsuda but I can’t identify the wrestler he is tangled up with during a match in the old Jacksonville Coliseum.  Let me know if you can help identify the other wrestlers in the photograph.  I’m sure someone out there has encyclopedic knowledge of professional [...]

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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