October 2012

5 posts

31 Oct 2012

Goodbye Carolyn

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Carolyn Rae Sandgren photographed on stage with beauty pageant contestants at Wakulla Springs, FL by her father, Loyd Sandgren in 1946.  Almost three years old when the photo was taken, Carolyn was the frequent subject of her father’s camera when he worked for the Florida Department of Commerce not long after leaving the Navy. I [...]

25 Oct 2012

Broken Wrestler

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“Eddie Graham in Baptist Hospital after getting injured in the ring.”  LS Who said professional wrestling wasn’t real?

17 Oct 2012

Downtown View From Friendship Park, 1960′s

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“A view of some of the downtown buildings, it was taken from the Friendship Park in Southside.  I thought the park was great.  This was in the 60’s.”  LS A view of the Atlantic Coastline building, I can’t tell if it was before the signage was added or between changes of the name at the [...]

10 Oct 2012

U.S. Naval Frontier Base Mayport

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  This was what is now known as Naval Station Mayport just two years after it was commissioned in 1942 and set up as a submarine maintenance and refueling facility as well as a home port for minesweepers during WW II.  It was not until 1952 that the first carrier called the base home. There [...]

03 Oct 2012

Straight Shooter

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I’m impressed that he did not even have to put down his cigarette while he shot. From a series of prints showing a group of congressmen shooting handguns and shotguns at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville range.  A hand written note on the back of the print identifies the shooter as Bill Jones and a [...]

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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