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11 May 2016

Carter Buick Garage, 1947

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This image shows the art deco influenced exterior of the Carter Buick Garage that was located at Ocean and Ashley Streets in downtown Jacksonville. This was photographed in 1947 by Loyd Sandgren. The original print is a contact print from an 8X10 inch negative. According to the photographer’s note the building was torn down in [...]

24 Dec 2015

Loyd Sandgren’s Christmas Present, 1953

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“In 1953 my friends gave me this photo for Christmas, my daughter Carolyn helped me display it.”  LS If you don’t get everything you want for Christmas, may you at least get what you really need. Merry Christmas from Vintage Jacksonville and best wishes for the new year.  Bob Self/Vintage Jacksonville  

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 [...]

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.  

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 [...]

27 Aug 2014

Hogan And Church Street Intersection, 1950′s

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“On the corner of Hogan and Church St. was the Harry James Insurance Building.  Then it became a bookstore and now a printing Co.”  LS Both the Harry James Insurance Building and the Jones Brothers Furniture building are still standing.  Now both appear to be empty except a sandwich shop in the West Church Street [...]

05 Aug 2014

Intersection Of Union And Market Streets, 1947

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“This is the way Union and Market Streets looked in 1947.  Some old run down houses and not many people went in that area  The reason for the picture was to show the scene of a accident. I very seldom went in that area.  What a difference today.  This street now leads to the Mathews [...]

30 Jul 2014

On Dating A Professional Wrestler

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This is not the best image technically from Loyd Sandgren’s professional wrestling images but the note Loyd attached to the original print was too good not to share. “Here was one girl throwing another one like she was light as a feather.  Names I don’t remember but I sure remember the fights.  They were good [...]

31 Oct 2012

Goodbye Carolyn

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Carolyn Rae Sandgren photographed on stage with beauty pageant contestants at Wakulla Springs, FL by her father, Loyd Sandgren in 1946.  Almost three years old when the photo was taken, Carolyn was the frequent subject of her father’s camera when he worked for the Florida Department of Commerce not long after leaving the Navy. I [...]

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I first met Loyd Sandgren in 1997 as I was putting photo gear back into my car after... Learn More