March 2013

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28 Mar 2013

Downtown Aerial With Labels

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“A close up of downtown in the late 1940’s.  The photo was taken looking South & East.”  LS An interesting aerial image of downtown Jacksonville with small typed labels scotch taped to the surface of the print identifying existing roads, locations and buildings built years later that have taken the place of several that are [...]

26 Mar 2013

Howard Biser’s Restaurant, 1950′s

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Located at 2300 Kings Avenue, Howard Biser’s Restaurant advertised itself as being “Famed for Florida Sea Foods” and “Serving the best cup of coffee in Florida.”  I can’t vouch for either but according to the sign out front, it was “Recommended by Duncan Hines.” This view is looking North up US 1 from what is [...]

20 Mar 2013

Governor Fuller Warren at the Lobster House Restaurant

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  “Governor Fuller Warren at the Lobster House with the owners of the restaurant, Mr and Mrs Glickstein, talking about how there was not going to be a sales tax in Florida.  Shortly after that he went to California to get married and the sales tax was passed without him.”  LS Fuller Warren served as [...]

14 Mar 2013

McLanahan Amoco Daytime View

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Another photo from the Loyd Sandgren Collection of the McLanahan Amoco Service station located at Main Street and Beaver Street.  A couple recognizable buildings peak up from the downtown skyline.  I particularly like the advertising sign on the wall to the left. The billboard has a particular connection to me although it predates me by [...]

12 Mar 2013

West Bay Street Wide Angle

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“This is an extreme wide angle camera, 110 degrees.  Picture taken in front of Brown’s Camera Store, 118 West Bay St.  The Seminole Hotel, middle top.  About 1958.”  LS I don’t know exactly what camera Loyd Sandgren used for this shot.  I’ve seen the negatives and it was shot on 120 mm roll film.  My [...]

01 Mar 2013

Young Congressman Charles E. Bennett

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United States Congressman Charles E. Bennett (on right) shakes hands with an unidentified gentleman in a photo that I would date around 1960. Charlie Bennett was a Law School Graduate of the University of Florida and served in WWII working with guerrilla fighter’s in the Philippines.  There he contracted polio and relied on two canes to [...]

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About Photographer Loyd Sandgren

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