08 Mar 2017
“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 [...]
30 Apr 2015
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.
03 Mar 2015
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 [...]
28 Jan 2015
“When the Robert Meyer Hotel was built, the G.E. Company sold them all their TVs, the salesman was the center man.” LS The Robert Meyer Hotel had its groundbreaking July 9, 1957 in downtown Jacksonville. Opening in 1959 it was claimed to be Florida’s largest commercial hotel with 563 guest rooms to host business travelers [...]
18 Dec 2014
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.
30 Oct 2014
Johnson & Johnson sales award winner Sam Dunlap from the Loyd Sandgren Collection. Probably shot in the late 50’s or early 60’s. No information was attached to the print so if anyone has any information about Mr. Dunlap they would like to share I would welcome the addition. Founded in 1886 the Johnson & Johnson [...]
21 Aug 2014
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 [...]
28 Jan 2014
There is no information about what was being filmed but it looks to me like a production shoot, perhaps some type of commercial, late 1940′s or early 1950′s. According to the 1949 Jacksonville City directory the Harry P. Davis Service Station was located at 2045 Hendricks Avenue, just before the San Marco intersection with Atlantic [...]
05 Dec 2013
As a commercial photographer Loyd Sandgren took on the full spectrum of paying jobs to survive including shooting weddings. There are over a dozen albums full of random and anonymous photos from wedding shoots spanning the late 1940′s through the 1960′s in the Loyd Sandgren Collection. These are only the prints that survived so there [...]
09 Oct 2013
An unidentified belly dancer in an unknown club. One of two photographs taken in the same establishment from an album of Loyd Sandgren’s titled simply “Girls.” Shot in the late 1960′s or early 1970′s. Very hip looking integrated crowd. The psychedelic posters on the walls add so much to the decor.