2011

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05 Aug 2011

Photographer Bill Elsner

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Photographer William “Bill” Elsner with models and his Hasselblad camera at the groundbreaking of the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Jacksonville December 12, 1967.  A graduate of Lee High School Elsner’s photographic career started in the military during W.W. II where he served as an aerial photographer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill during fighting in […]

02 Aug 2011

A Different Downtown

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Looking South East through downtown Jacksonville in the 1950’s.  About the only thing still in this photo today is the Main Street Bridge.  Lower left is the old Union Bus Station.  The light colored 4 story building housed Muntz TV on the ground floor.  Across the river behind the bridge is the Gibbs Shipyard.  Almost […]

29 Jul 2011

White Protest March

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White protest march dated March 22, 1965 on the city parking lot near the location where the Jacksonville Landing now stands.  Warren Folks is leading the march with a sign that reads ‘This Small White March is in Protest of the Big Black March in Alabama’.  This would have been three days before the approximately […]

26 Jul 2011

Beauty At Rest

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An unidentified model demonstrating a Beautyrest Adjust-A-Bed in a storefront window display in downtown Jacksonville.  1960’s.

22 Jul 2011

Skyline With Raised Bridge

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“Another view of the Jacksonville Skyline from the Gibbs Shipyard on the Southside.  I waited for the bridge to go up to get this unusual  view.  8X10 Camera. 1950’s.” LS

19 Jul 2011

She May Already Be A Winner

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It seems like in the 1950’s and early 1960’s there was a beauty pageant for everything.   There was no information with this particular photo but I was able to glean a little from some other photos that look like they came from the same shoot.  This appears to be from a pageant sponsored by the […]

15 Jul 2011

Mayport Basin, 1940’s

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Mayport Naval Station during WWII, dirt roads, what look like graded runways, lots of sand and scrub.  Just a handful of buildings near the West edge of the basin.  Loyd Sandgren served as the Navy Base’s photographer from 1942 to 1945 when according to what he told me, there was just a dirt road leading […]

12 Jul 2011

Ruthie Moore, Oriental Gardens

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Another photo of Ruthie Moore posing with the hydrangea wearing one of her outfits in Oriental Gardens.  As stated in a previous post she shows up in a number of Loyd Sandgren’s photographs from the early 1950’s when she was in her teens.

08 Jul 2011

Independent Square

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Constructed between 1972 and 1974 the Independent Square building stood as the tallest building in the state of Florida until 1981 and continues to be the dominant building of Jacksonville’s skyline.  The 37 floor, 535 feet tall building was first home to the Jacksonville based Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company and was know as […]

07 Jul 2011

We Have Winners!

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The first Vintage Jacksonville contest is over and the winners have been chosen.  A list of everyone who Liked Vintage Jacksonville on Facebook was made and that list was put into a list randomizer which scrambled the list of names and gave each one a unique number.  After that an online random number generator was […]

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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