April 2014

5 posts

30 Apr 2014

Jacksonville Zoo, 1950′s

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“Here is the Jacksonville Zoo as it looked in the 50’s.  It had a small dock and a little train and a few other rides (it also had some animals).”  LS The river approach to the Jacksonville Zoo with the old concession stands, gift shops and pony rides under the tent to the left.  When [...]

24 Apr 2014

Late Afternoon Skyline View

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A beautifully quiet view of downtown Jacksonville from the late 1940′s or early 1950′s with the skyline reflected in the glassy St. Johns River. You can still get to see this late afternoon sunlight skimming over the surfaces of the buildings as it sets below the cloud layer today but you will never see this [...]

22 Apr 2014

Landon Lionettes, 1949

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“Here is a photo of the Landon Lionetts at the Gator Bowl in 1949.  It was one of the most precise marching groups that I have ever seen.  They had a great reputation all over the South.  They would stretch out 90 yards of the field.”  LS Landon High School opened in 1927 and served [...]

16 Apr 2014

Sal Mineo And Fans In 5-Points, 1957

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One of several frames of Sal Mineo and his band during a performance in the street in Jacksonville’s 5-Points business district from December 21, 1957.  Mineo was a musician and movie actor and it looks like he had quite the following from the crowd trying to get his autograph in front of the 5-Points Theatre. [...]

02 Apr 2014

Loyd Sandgren’s West Bay Street Photo Studio, 1950′s

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This is the second photograph from the Loyd Sandgren collection showing West Bay Street and the businesses that were operating there in the 1950′s.  It was shot with a wide format roll film camera used in this previously posted image.  Of particular note in this photograph is one of the businesses that I only noticed [...]

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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