August 2012

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31 Aug 2012

Budweiser Sign

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A night scene of a Budweiser beer billboard in an unknown location.  No date is included with this photograph but this label style went into use by Budweiser in the 1940′s and was not changed until around 1960 so the sign predates the Jacksonville brewery which began construction in 1967.

28 Aug 2012

Jacksonville Beach Aerial

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An aerial view of Jacksonville Beach looking West from over the Atlantic Ocean.  Thanks to a little help from the Beaches Museum & History Park we decided that this was from the late 1950′s or early 1960′s.  It looks so underdeveloped and small compared to what it has become today and there is nothing on [...]

22 Aug 2012

Air Conditioned Veggies, 1940′s

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“This picture was taken at the farmers market on West Beaver Street.  It was taken for the Bing Company, the sign tells it all.  40’s.” LS This was about the same time that window unit air conditioners first started becoming available to cool homes.  I really don’t want to think about life in Florida before [...]

15 Aug 2012

The Main Street That Is No More

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“Here is a view looking South towards the Main Street Bridge.  The picture was taken from Duval and Main Street.  The first building on the left is, The Railroad Building.  Next was Cherry’s Bar, next was the Clark Building.  Across the street was the Masonic Building with the Masonic Theatre, next was the Stericha’s Furniture, [...]

10 Aug 2012

The Teen Years, Weightlifter Joe Dube’

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When I first made contact with Joe Dube’ he told me that after Loyd Sandgren passed away someone delivered an envelope of photographic prints to him at his office in the Independent Life building from Loyd.  There was only one print of Joe that I have seen in the roughly 15,000 images in the Sandgren [...]

07 Aug 2012

Olympic Weightlifter Joe Dube’ Sr.

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I recently had the privilege of meeting Joe Dube’ Sr. who won a Bronze Medal as a Heavyweight Weightlifter in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.  Dube’ grew up and trained in Jacksonville setting records as a Junior Weightlifter before setting his sights on the Olympics. I showed him this particular photo that Loyd Sandgren had [...]

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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