December 2013

8 posts

31 Dec 2013

Gator Bowl Queen

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A Gator Bowl Queen from the 1950′s.  I’m sure someone out there knows the name of these lovely ladies and would like to share them with the rest of us. I spoke with Gator Bowl Association President and CEO Rick Catlett about the history of the Gator Bowl queens.  The game dates back to 1946 [...]

25 Dec 2013

Photos By Virgil Deane

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Bathing Beauty and Photographer on the beach by Virgil Deane.  The print is showing a little age but the image is wonderful! Vintage Jacksonville recently received a packing box with hundreds of prints of photographs by Beaches photographer Virgil Deane from a Jacksonville resident who saved them from a trip to the dump when they [...]

19 Dec 2013

Crouching Woman, Leaping Man

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A random image from one of Loyd Sandgren’s Theatre albums.  This image is in the same category as the photo of a man balancing on a chair.  I don’t know what it is about but I like it!  

17 Dec 2013

Hogan Street, 1947

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“This is what the old Jones Business College looked like in 1947.  Note the sign on top of the building, rates for the hotel started at $1.50.  This is looking North on Hogan St. from Bay Street.  The background was the Seminole Hotel.”  LS The Hotel Seminole is the largest building in the frame and [...]

12 Dec 2013

Little Theatre Promotional Photo, 1950′s

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A promotional photo from a play production at the Little Theatre in San Marco.  According to Loyd Sandgren’s notes he shot most of the promotional photos for the Little Theatre during the 1950′s.  There are two albums full of these images in the Loyd Sandgren collection, a few have some names hand written on the [...]

10 Dec 2013

Suwannee River Crossing, 1940′s

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According to Loyd Sandgren’s note this bridge crossed the Suwanne River somewhere in Putnam County, FL. but after blowing up the detail I could read the small sign over the big “Way Down Upon The Suwannee River” sign to discover that it was the Hillman Bridge in Madison County along US 90 in the now [...]

05 Dec 2013

Wedding Day

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As a commercial photographer Loyd Sandgren took on the full spectrum of paying jobs to survive including shooting weddings.  There are over a dozen albums full of random and anonymous photos from wedding shoots spanning the late 1940′s through the 1960′s in the Loyd Sandgren Collection.  These are only the prints that survived so there [...]

02 Dec 2013

Union Bus Station

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“Bus station on the corner of Bay and Hogan Streets.  Then the Sears store was built on the same corner.”  LS Great art deco lines.  Another view of the bus bay can be seen here.  This station was located on the property now used as the parking lot for the Omni Hotel across from 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