August 2013

6 posts

27 Aug 2013

San Marco Shopping District, 1950

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“This picture was taken looking East at the San Marco Shopping Center, about 1950.  You can see the A&P store slightly to the left of center of photo, straight ahead was the bowling alleys, then the telephone building.  The road didn’t look too good at the time.  S.H. Kress 5&10 cent store can be seen [...]

21 Aug 2013

Betty Howard, The Girl Who Has Everything

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This is a portion of a contact sheet from what appears to have been a photographers outing to photograph the burlesque performer Betty Howard during a performance and back stage at an unknown club in Jacksonville.  The top left frame shows a group of photographers and in several of the other frames you can see [...]

15 Aug 2013

The First Victory Over Japan Day

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Sailors celebrate the end of the war with Japan at Naval Station Mayport in this photograph by then Navy photographer Loyd Sandgren. Germany had surrendered to the Allies May 7, 1945 ending the war in Europe. In an effort to bring the continuing war with Japan to a close on August 6, 1945 the United States [...]

13 Aug 2013

Prudential Parking Lot, Early 1950′s

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  “This Picture was taken from the Prudential Insurance Building showing the big parking lot and the need for a parking garage.  This picture was taken in the 50′s.  Note top center on San Marco, The Royal Crown Bottling plant.  The Fuller Warren Bridge Ramp looks brand new.  Some difference today.”  LS This image appears [...]

09 Aug 2013

Bathing Beauty With Large Crustacean

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Another one of Loyd Sandgren’s bathing beauty photographs.  There was no information with this image but it sure makes me wish I was at the beach.  

06 Aug 2013

Women In The Ring, Main Street Arena

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A women’s wrestling match inside what looks like the old Arena located at Main Street and Beaver Street.  There are a good number of sailors in their dress white uniforms mixed in with the local crowd in the stands.  Great banners and flags hanging from the rafters including a 48 star United States flag which [...]

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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