2014

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31 Dec 2014

To The Year Ahead!

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While not the Baby New Year, she is close to being in her birthday suit.  This unnamed young lady was found in one of two albums of photographs by Loyd Sandgren entitled Nudes.  None are particularly shocking but a number, due to the passage of time have high camp appeal.  I don’t know the status [...]

24 Dec 2014

‘Tis The Season

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Wishing everyone who has visited Vintage Jacksonville a wonderful mid century modern Christmas without too many distractions to keep you from enjoying the holiday season. I recently stumbled across this product shot taken by Loyd Sandgren for the Perry Display Company that was located at 3119 Main Street.  There were several different versions of photographs [...]

18 Dec 2014

Lakewood Bound

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The Lakewood bound City Coach Lines bus picks up its fur shawl wrapped, high heeled passenger in this staged 60’s vintage photograph by Loyd Sandgren.  There are a number of photographs in the Sandgren collection shot for the city and Greyhound bus lines from that era in Jacksonville.  Different time different fashion.  

04 Dec 2014

San Marco Theatre, Perhaps

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“Here is a photo taken in front of the San Marco Theatre in the San Marco Shopping Center.  The manager was standing out in front. About 1947.”  LS The movie Son of God’s Country staring singing cowboy Monte Hale released in 1948.  I compared the photograph with the exterior as it looks today and where [...]

26 Nov 2014

One Mayor And Three Sets Of Twins

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According to beaches historian Don Mabry and confirmed by numerous friends of Vintage Jacksonville at the beaches, the gentleman in the center of this photograph taken by beaches photographer Virgil Deane is I.D. Sams, the Mayor of Jacksonville Beach, Florida in 1952 and then from 1959-1961.  Despite a great deal of speculation on the identities [...]

19 Nov 2014

Florida State Theatres Inc. 1954

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“The Florida State Theatres Inc. Maintenance & Supply Departments plus the Concession department on 323-325 E. Bay Street as it looked in 1954.”  LS After contacting Tisha Shelden with the League of Historic American Theatres, she made contact with Numa Saisselin, the President of the Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center in Jacksonville who provided some [...]

14 Nov 2014

Famous LIFE Photographer Philippe Halsman

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Internationally known photographer Philippe Halsman speaking at the 19th. annual convention of the Florida Professional Photographers organization photographed by Jacksonville Beach photographer Virgil Deane.  Halsman held the record for the most photographs  to appear on the covers of Life Magazine with 101.  He collaborated with artist Salvador Dali on projects for over 35 years making iconic [...]

07 Nov 2014

Hippie Chick Belly Dancer

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One of the two random photos of belly dancers found in the Loyd Sandgren collection. Despite the period costume, the glasses on the dancer and the hair style place this photo as late 1960’s early 1970’s. Check out the other frame here.  

30 Oct 2014

Johnson & Johnson Sales Winner Sam Dunlap

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Johnson & Johnson sales award winner Sam Dunlap from the Loyd Sandgren Collection.  Probably shot in the late 50’s or early 60’s.  No information was attached to the print so if anyone has any information about Mr. Dunlap they would like to share I would welcome the addition. Founded in 1886 the Johnson & Johnson [...]

23 Oct 2014

1952 View Of Downtown Jacksonville

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This was shot in 1952 according to a note on this Loyd Sandgren photograph of downtown Jacksonville.  It appears to have been shot from one of the upper floors of the building now called Residences at City Place, originally built as an apartment building in 1949 on West Ashley Street.  The view is looking South [...]

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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