2012

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29 May 2012

Crumbling Docks

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An aerial view of the decaying docks and warehouses along the North bank of the St. Johns River just East of the Main Street Bridge in downtown Jacksonville in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s.  This was near the end of the city waterfront being a working waterfront as bulkheads and parking lots replaced wooden […]

21 May 2012

For Your Pleasant Moments!

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PM Deluxe Blended Whiskey sports themed store display from the early 1950’s.  I could not find a lot of information about the brand except the name is one of the stable of products owned by Beam Global Spirits and Wine, Inc.  the company that started life as Jim Beam.  There are a lot of examples […]

15 May 2012

Where Is She Now?

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The staff of Florida Bonded Pools on Beach Blvd. circa early 1960’s in front of the business and their wonderful sign of world famous swimmer and movie star Esther Williams in all of her 30 foot tall glory.  I stopped by the business to find out more about the sign and had a great conversation […]

11 May 2012

Women’s College Golfer, 1946

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“Bo Whitaker, Florida State Women’s College, 1946.  A nice looking and great golfer, in the background you may see the grounds of the school.  This picture was used by many newspapers around the country.” LS You may know Florida State College For Women better by it’s current name, Florida State University.

08 May 2012

Main Street, 1950

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Quite a few years ago Loyd Sandgren gave me an autographed print of this image with the following type written note scotch taped to the front of the print: “I took this picture in 1950 for the C.H. Brown Camera Store.  This photo was taken from the Main Street Bridge looking North.  It was first […]

03 May 2012

Bruce Trailer Sales On Parade

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A 1940’s Cadillac pulls a shinny new Bruce Trailer Sales All-Metal Life Time Trailer past the Brooks Motors Inc. building at the corner of Union and Laura Streets.  There is the front end of a vehicle following the trailer decorated with ribbons so my guess is it was part of a parade through downtown Jacksonville.  […]

30 Apr 2012

Model With Porsche And Leopard Print Bathing Suit

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“A very attractive young lady at Jacksonville Beach, FL on a summer day in 1963.  As you can see we weren’t alone, lots of onlookers, the car isn’t bad either.” LS The Brumos car dealership is well represented in the collection of Loyd Sandgren’s work as well as attractive young ladies.  I don’t know if […]

27 Apr 2012

Watermelon Harvesters

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“Watermelon grown just for the seeds.  They would use pitchforks and throw those melons into the machine.” LS Probably shot in the mid 1940’s when Loyd Sandgren was working for the state of Florida taking photographs promoting business and recreation around the state.

24 Apr 2012

Chris-Craft

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A beautiful boat full of beautiful women.  The matching hats on the ladies are a nice touch.  Don’t know any details on this particular shot and it is the only image of a Chris-Craft boat I’ve noticed in the collection but it looks like it may have been shot on the Ortega River looking South […]

17 Apr 2012

Inspection Station 1950’s

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“This was the place that they checked trucks, many company’s had all their trucks inspected.  This was in the middle 50’s.” LS

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