2014

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20 May 2014

Frozen Orange Juice, The Early Years

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“1946. This was taken in Lakeland, Florida.  This was the first frozen orange juice for the commercial market.  At that time people were very afraid of this.  It took some time before the public accepted it.”   LS During World War II there was a demand for processed fruit so research funded by the Florida Citrus […]

07 May 2014

Bodybuilder And Radio Personality, 1960’s

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Bodybuilder Gene Hill inspects the bicep of WMBR Radio personality Tommy Tucker during a bodybuilding competition at the old bandshell at Jacksonville Beach in the early 1960’s. You can tell by the cigarette in Tucker’s hand that the event was all about healthy living.  

30 Apr 2014

Jacksonville Zoo, 1950’s

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“Here is the Jacksonville Zoo as it looked in the 50’s.  It had a small dock and a little train and a few other rides (it also had some animals).”  LS The river approach to the Jacksonville Zoo with the old concession stands, gift shops and pony rides under the tent to the left.  When […]

24 Apr 2014

Late Afternoon Skyline View

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A beautifully quiet view of downtown Jacksonville from the late 1940’s or early 1950’s with the skyline reflected in the glassy St. Johns River. You can still get to see this late afternoon sunlight skimming over the surfaces of the buildings as it sets below the cloud layer today but you will never see this […]

22 Apr 2014

Landon Lionettes, 1949

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“Here is a photo of the Landon Lionetts at the Gator Bowl in 1949.  It was one of the most precise marching groups that I have ever seen.  They had a great reputation all over the South.  They would stretch out 90 yards of the field.”  LS Landon High School opened in 1927 and served […]

16 Apr 2014

Sal Mineo And Fans In 5-Points, 1957

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One of several frames of Sal Mineo and his band during a performance in the street in Jacksonville’s 5-Points business district from December 21, 1957.  Mineo was a musician and movie actor and it looks like he had quite the following from the crowd trying to get his autograph in front of the 5-Points Theatre. […]

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 […]

25 Mar 2014

Swimsuit Model With Floor Prop

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A swimsuit model photographed with an odd organic form floor decoration from the late 1940’s or early 1950’s when Loyd Sandgren was working for the C.H. Brown Camera Store.  It was probably shot for an advertisement and the image of the model and prop would have been cut out and reproduced against a white background […]

12 Mar 2014

Setzer’s On Florida Avenue And A Henry J

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“One of the super Setzer’s store.  It was located on Florida Avenue near Duval Street.  It was burned out during the race riot in the 60’s. Photo about 1952.”  LS Brothers Benjamin and Abraham Setzer arrived in Jacksonville in 1910 after fleeing Lithuania.  They started out in the Ice business and then started a lumber […]

07 Mar 2014

The Old Acosta Bridge

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“A picture of the Acosta Bridge built in the 20’s and was the only bridge across the St Johns till 1941 when the Main Street bridge was finished.  Now this bridge is just history.”  LS The old Acosta Bridge shown in this undated photograph from the Loyd Sandgren collection.  Originally named the Jacksonville St. Johns […]

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About Photographer Loyd Sandgren

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