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14 Apr 2015

Black Dress And Fishnet Stockings

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“This photo was taken in my studio when I was on 22 East Beaver St.  The girl was a stripper, in fact at that time I did many of those girls.  My reputation as a stripper photographer was well known even as far away as New York.”  LS    

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 [...]

05 Feb 2015

Veteran’s Funeral

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Sadly there is no information on this photograph which appears to be a veteran’s coffin on display in a family’s home. Flowers crowd the small room and “My Buddy” is written on one flower display’s ribbon. Two portraits of the deceased are in view.  One sits atop the 48 star flag that shrouds the coffin. [...]

21 Jan 2015

Shinny Sheets

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As a commercial photographer in the 1950’s working in Jacksonville, Loyd Sandgren would shoot pretty much anything that a client was willing to pay for.  As previous posts show he had an eclectic mix of subject matter.  Among the thousands of images in his collection are numerous room interiors used to showcase homes for sale, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

21 Aug 2014

Ringside Action

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More Women’s Wrestling action by photographer Loyd Sandgren shot in the arena located at Main Street and Beaver Street.  The details of the crowd, seen better in the enlargement below are fascinating.  The men’s straw hats, cigarettes being smoked.  Then there is something about the guy sitting in the right of the frame with the mustache [...]

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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