September 2013

7 posts

27 Sep 2013

Golf Window Display At The Sport Shop

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This is another great window display captured by photographer Loyd Sandgren.  He shot them at night to minimize the reflections in the glass but often the few reflections that still show up give clues as to the location when no notes were left behind with the print, which was the case in this photograph.  In [...]

24 Sep 2013

West Adams Street, 1954

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A view looking East down West Adams Street between Hogan Street and Laura Street, 1954.  The Eastman Kodak Store, Lahn’s, French Novelty, Nancy Scott and other businesses line the block which ends with the Greenleaf & Crosby Building which was built in 1928.  The Elks Club Building and Hotel Roosevelt can be seen past the Laura [...]

18 Sep 2013

Jacksonville Feed Company

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“This shows the way lots of pictures were taken in the 40’s. This place was on West Beaver Street.  In those days the workers would stop work and pose for the photographer.  As you can see they didn’t clean up the place either, it was a mess.”  LS I’ve done some research and talked with [...]

13 Sep 2013

West Adams Street Businesses, Early 1950′s

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An Early 1950′s view of the South side of West Adams Street at the intersection with Laura Street.  Kay Jewelers had the corner location, a women’s fashion store and a Planters Peanut store are wedged between Kay and Beck Shoes.  Just peaking into the left of the frame is a portion of the Art Deco [...]

10 Sep 2013

Woman With Stick

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  Studio photograph of bathing suit clad woman with a large stick.  Perhaps this was shot as an advertising photograph but the photographer left no information with this particular image.  

05 Sep 2013

Camp Blanding Home Relocations

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  “These buildings were from Camp Blanding right after World War II.  They would take them from the camp and move them to your lot. Hundreds of people bought them and were very happy.  I think the cost was something like $750.00 total.  1947, 1948, 1949.”  LS The sign in front of one of the [...]

03 Sep 2013

Southbank Decay, 1947

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“This beautiful scene pictures the docks between the two bridges.  It’s Southside and you can see the Lobster house.  (one of the finer eating places in town) about 1947.  No buildings in background.”  LS This would have been the area of the St Johns River on the bank where Friendship Park is now located.  The [...]

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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