2011

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18 Nov 2011

Strike!

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“In 1947, I used the first portable Wabash speedlight, this proved to the bowlers that the light could stop the action of a strike.  They said we will have to be in the picture before we believe it and this was the result.  Note, light was not on the camera.” LS An excerpt from a […]

15 Nov 2011

Rest In Peace

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Dr. Robert G. Self, Col. U.S. Air Force, Retired. My dad. He passed away this weekend after a long period of declining health.  Along with my mother he instilled an early love of the arts, travel, and exploration in my brother and I as we moved from one Air Force base to another around the […]

11 Nov 2011

The Sport Shop Inc.

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Wilson, MacGregor and Louisville Slugger on display in the baseball themed window display of The Sport Shop but not a Nike product to be found.  I don’t have any information about this particular photo and have not been able to track down anything on the business.  Anyone out there remember anything about The Sport Shop […]

08 Nov 2011

Sell It!

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I’m sure that the desired buying demographic for this state of the art washing machine, circa 1950’s, was further enticed to make a purchase by the use a model in a swim suit, high heels and the coveted Miss Filter-Flo sash.

04 Nov 2011

City Core, 1950’s

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Looking West down West Monroe Street towards Hemming Park and the Federal Courthouse.  The multistory building sticking up from the block of buildings to the right is the Western Union building which now houses the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.  The rest of the buildings in that block were demolished to make way for the […]

01 Nov 2011

Jax Beer

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Workers on the bottling line of the Jax Brewing Company production plant that was located on West 16th. Street in Jacksonville’s Durkeeville neighborhood.  Jax Brewing Company was a local brewery that started production of Jax Beer in Jacksonville in 1913, refocused production to ice and near beer during prohibition and then restarted beer production in […]

28 Oct 2011

Happy Halloween!

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This is the type of note that Loyd Sandgren attached to many of his photographs as he organized his collection in his later years.  He would put the photos in binder type albums and would walk from his Springfield apartment and make the rounds to downtown Jacksonville shops, the old downtown library, hot dog vendors […]

25 Oct 2011

Making A Point

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One of two variations from the Loyd Sandgren collection of women on a dock pointing excitedly at something outside the frame.

21 Oct 2011

Portrait of Mr. Stockton with A Portrait of Mr. Stockton

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James R. Stockton Sr. in front of a portrait of his father Telfair Stockton, seated at his desk in the old Atlantic Bank Building in downtown Jacksonville in the early 1950’s.   Telfair Stockton founded Telfair Stockton and Co. in the late 1800’s and played a major role in establishing Jacksonville as a port city.  […]

18 Oct 2011

The New City Hall Revisited

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Here is an additional view of the riverfront City Hall building shortly before it was opened in 1960.  It gives you a peak around the right side of the building before the riverfront bulkhead was built and the area filled in.  It also gives you a look at the facade of the building with the […]

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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