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12 Apr 2016

Downtown Parking at Adams and Pearl Street

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Looking Northeast from across West Adams Street at the intersection of Pearl Street in downtown Jacksonville. To the left in the background is the St. Johns apartment building which is still standing and renamed the Residences at City Place. The Federal Courthouse building built in 1933,  which also contained a post office, can be seen [...]

30 Apr 2015

Lights, Camera, Action!

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This is another behind the scenes image from the film shoot shown in San Marco shown in this previous post.  It looks like a different angle on the same setup judging by the sidewalk and driveway toward the back of the car.  

23 Apr 2015

Big Boat, Little Boat

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As described in a number of previous posts photographer Loyd Sandgren had among his commercial clients Huckins Yacht Corporation and Otis C. Borum Boats, Inc., both Jacksonville headquartered boat builders that served very different segments of the boating market.  Huckins had a history of boat building dating back to the late 1920’s and concentrated on [...]

03 Mar 2015

Borum Boat Building

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On the factory floor of Borum Boats. The Jacksonville boat builder made wonderful wooden recreational boats starting in 1954 and Loyd Sandgren did much of their photography work, on land and in the water.  According to the information that I have found they started manufacturing their boats in the old Ford Model A factory building [...]

15 Jan 2015

Sea Cloud On St Johns

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This photograph of the sailing ship Sea Cloud traveling on the St Johns River with the original Prudential building rising in the background had a note by photographer Loyd Sandgren attached to it identifying the date of the event as 1949.  After a bit of research, the history of the ship warranted more information than [...]

07 Jan 2015

A Model, A Boat and A Navy Jet

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An additional image from the Loyd Sandgren collection for the Borum Boat Company in Jacksonville, Florida.  One of their beautiful wood boats photographed with a model and a Grumman F9F Cougar jet on the runway of Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Additional photographs from the shoot can be seen here.  

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 Sep 2014

Looking South Down Main Street

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A late 1940′s view looking South down Main Street from the corner of 1st. Street in Springfield.  The downtown skyline can be seen in the distance.  Great Jax Beer billboard over the roof of Jack Brooks Motors and Troger’s Garage.   A portion of the city waterworks park can be seen to the right of [...]

12 Mar 2014

Setzer’s On Florida Avenue And A Henry J

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“One of the super Setzer’s store.  It was located on Florida Avenue near Duval Street.  It was burned out during the race riot in the 60’s. Photo about 1952.”  LS Brothers Benjamin and Abraham Setzer arrived in Jacksonville in 1910 after fleeing Lithuania.  They started out in the Ice business and then started a lumber [...]

07 Mar 2014

The Old Acosta Bridge

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“A picture of the Acosta Bridge built in the 20’s and was the only bridge across the St Johns till 1941 when the Main Street bridge was finished.  Now this bridge is just history.”  LS The old Acosta Bridge shown in this undated photograph from the Loyd Sandgren collection.  Originally named the Jacksonville St. Johns [...]

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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