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21 May 2012

For Your Pleasant Moments!

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PM Deluxe Blended Whiskey sports themed store display from the early 1950′s.  I could not find a lot of information about the brand except the name is one of the stable of products owned by Beam Global Spirits and Wine, Inc.  the company that started life as Jim Beam.  There are a lot of examples [...]

12 Apr 2012

Jax Meat Company 1949

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Jax Meat “The World’s Most Amazing Food Markets and the World’s Lowest Prices”.  How can you beat that?  The business was located at the intersection of First and Broad Streets in Jacksonville’s Springfield neighborhood.  When I enlarged the section of the photo with the pitiful looking burro behind the covered wagon I discovered the little [...]

27 Mar 2012

Big Skis

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Great haircut, snazzy striped swim trunks and massive water skis!  Beyond the obvious Loyd Sandgren did not leave me much to work with for background information on his photograph so I contacted Carole Lowe, the director of the American Water Ski Educational Foundation at the Water Ski Hall of Fame and Museum in Polk City, [...]

21 Feb 2012

Stripper Promo Photo Redux

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A full length view of a previously featured strip tease artist in all of her feathered and sequined glory photographed in one of Loyd Sandgren’s downtown Jacksonville studios.  I think the cigarette in the cigarette holder adds a real touch of class!

30 Jan 2012

Accident Scene

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“Picture taken at Lovegrove (now called University Blvd.) and Philips highway.  I was called by the insurance company to take pictures of the wreck.  This picture was taken moments before the man died.  About 1947.” LS

23 Jan 2012

Eddy Arnold

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The window display at the Lane-Rexall for country music artist Eddy Arnold’s upcoming shows at Jacksonville’s Palace Theatre.  born in 1918 the Nashville sound singer had 147 songs on the Billboard country music charts and sold over 85 million records. He started his performing career in the 1930′s and gave his final concert in 1999, [...]

13 Jan 2012

How To Pitch By Bob Feller

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Bob Feller, pitcher with Cleveland Indians pitching his book “How To Pitch” from the field of the old Wolfson Park baseball field.  The first addition of his this book came out in 1948.  Wolfson Park was built in 1955 and served as the city of Jacksonville’s minor league field until it was demolished in 2002, [...]

03 Jun 2011

Barnett Bank Lobby, 1947

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“This is the lobby of the old Barnett Bank on the corner of Laura & Forsyth Streets.  This was their 70th. year, 1877 to 1947.  Of course now they are over 100 years old.  It was built of marble and it looked impressive, it looked like a bank of old.” LS  

28 Feb 2011

Above San Marco, 1940′s

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Looking North towards downtown Jacksonville from over San Marco.  Late 1940′s.  Notice the cleared field where the original Prudential Building and Baptist Hospital were later built.  No I-95 overpass complex.  Things have changed a bit in the years since then…

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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