Golden Gloves Boxing Match in the old Armory

March 8th, 2017, 8:55H · Topics: Guys, Sports · Print

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“In 1948 I took all the sports pictures for The Jacksonville Journal, the afternoon paper. This was taken in the old Armory on the corner of State and Market Streets. Three speed lights were used, one at the camera, one at each corner of the two sides, the stronger light was at the corner on my left. I think the man on the right is holding the other man’s head. The man on the left won.” LS

This information is from two different prints of the same image with two slightly varying captions written by photographer Loyd Sandgen. There was a conflict in the location but by looking at the background, this is definitely the old Armory Building which is still standing on the edge of downtown Jacksonville. In the 1940′s and 1950′s there was boxing held at both the Armory and the old Main Street Gym.

 

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About Photographer Loyd Sandgren

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