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29 Aug 2017

Naval Station Mayport, 1943

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“U.S. Naval Section Base, Mayport, Florida, July 1943. Photo taken from the wind tower, looking South, towards the beaches. Yachts & Pogy Boats were the fleet at the base.”  LS This early view of Naval Station Mayport was taken while photographer Loyd Sandgren was stationed there. The Navy photographer job first brought him to Jacksonville [...]

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. [...]

05 Sep 2013

Camp Blanding Home Relocations

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  “These buildings were from Camp Blanding right after World War II.  They would take them from the camp and move them to your lot. Hundreds of people bought them and were very happy.  I think the cost was something like $750.00 total.  1947, 1948, 1949.”  LS The sign in front of one of the [...]

16 Jul 2012

Borum Boat With Navy Jets

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A Borum Eldorado sits on it’s trailer next to what I believe is a Grumman F-9 Cougar Navy Jet and a mix of other aircraft in the background.  I don’t know which base it was shot at but I’m guessing NAS Jacksonville in the 1950′s.  (As always, I welcome information from those of you in [...]

21 Dec 2011

Florida Air National Guard Jet With Bathing Beauty in High Heels

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You can’t go wrong with fast jets and pretty girls in bathing suites (or is that fast cars?) but this late 1950′s image of a bathing beauty and a Florida Air National Guard F-80 Shooting Star jet makes a pretty good pairing.  Loyd Sandgren did not leave any notes with this image but Ron Tittle [...]

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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