19 Dec 2017

Not So Happy Place

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“This shows an accident in the 200 block of West Bay Street. On the right is the Casino Theatre, price nine cents. Happy’s Place which was a beer joint, the next building not seen, was Clyde’s Bar. The cab was a Packard Car. The damage to both cars came to seventy dollars.”  LS  

02 Apr 2014

Loyd Sandgren’s West Bay Street Photo Studio, 1950′s

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This is the second photograph from the Loyd Sandgren collection showing West Bay Street and the businesses that were operating there in the 1950′s.  It was shot with a wide format roll film camera used in this previously posted image.  Of particular note in this photograph is one of the businesses that I only noticed [...]

12 Mar 2013

West Bay Street Wide Angle

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“This is an extreme wide angle camera, 110 degrees.  Picture taken in front of Brown’s Camera Store, 118 West Bay St.  The Seminole Hotel, middle top.  About 1958.”  LS I don’t know exactly what camera Loyd Sandgren used for this shot.  I’ve seen the negatives and it was shot on 120 mm roll film.  My [...]

22 Nov 2011

West Bay Street, 1952

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“1952.  A street scene on Bay Street between Laura and Hogan.  The Democrats were running Stevenson and Sparkman.  You are looking West Northwest.  Note the Earle, Mayflower and Seminole Hotels.  The Casino theater at that time was nine cents. Some difference in it today.” LS I like the way the Democrat Headquarters on 124 W. [...]

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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