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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 [...]

07 Apr 2015

Ernest Hinds Revisited

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A different angle of the hospital ship Ernest Hinds tied up on a pier on the Northbank of the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville.  You get a good sense of the working waterfront that covered most of Jacksonville’s riverbank up until the 1960’s.  This frame was shot during the 7 month period between 1946 [...]

10 Jul 2013

Talleyrand Van Delivery

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“At one time the Brundage Co. brought thousands of VW cars here, in fact it was the distribution center for the Southeast.  This shows how the vehicle was taken off the German ship.”  LS Brundage Motors was an early importer of German made vehicles to Jacksonville starting with Volkswagen and Porsche vehicles in the late [...]

23 May 2013

Hazardous Duty

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“This is a picture of a ship that was loading up with equipment to be shipped overseas to Vietnam for the war effort.  Shortly after this picture was taken they asked me to go on this concrete cube (about 5 feet) to get a picture looking towards the ship.  I did and after I got [...]

30 Sep 2011

Fresh Off The Boat

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A Volkswagen Beetle is offloaded to the pier along the Talleyrand docks, most likely headed to Brundage Motors’ dealership in Jacksonville, FL.  Brundage was the first importer of the German made autos to Jacksonville in the 1950′s.

13 Jan 2011

Damaged In Transit

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“A Bad Accident.  No one was killed and no one was hurt, no one had seat belts on either.  It all happened on a trip from England to Jacksonville, Florida.  These cars were on a ship and they got into a bad storm.  Result, the cars broke away from their chains and bounced together and [...]

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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