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02 Feb 2012

Eddie Graham with Haystacks Calhoon

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“Eddie Graham, weight 240lbs. and his wrestling partner Haystacks Calhoun, weight about 603 lbs. One night we went out to Beach Road Chicken Dinners and Haystacks ate 20 chickens.  In fact TV 4 came out and took some pictures of him with all the chicken bones about 15 inches high.  We went out to a […]

17 Jan 2012

Cohen Brothers, 1950’s

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A late 1950’s view of the St. James Building as the Cohen Brothers department store.  This Henry Klutho masterwork was completed Oct. 21, 1912 (making it 100 years old this year) and originally housed retail space on the lower floors and office space on the upper floors. It was the largest building in Jacksonville occupying […]

05 Jan 2012

Happy New Year!

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I would like to wish all Vintage Jacksonville fans a wonderful new year ahead as we look back on the changes we have seen in Jacksonville and our own lives over the years.  The time I spend with the photographs of Loyd Sandgren reminds me that change is a constant process. From clothing styles to […]

30 Dec 2011

In The Stands At The Gator Bowl, 1952

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A view of the end zone at the 7th. Annual Gator Bowl game held in 1952 between the University of Miami and Clemson.  With 34,577 fans in attendance Miami shut out Clemson 14 to 0.

27 Dec 2011

The Lynch Building, 1950’s

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Located at the intersection of Main and East Forsyth Streets the 17 story Lynch Building was built to house office and retail space in 1926.  It was the second tallest building in Jacksonville when it was completed.  It has since been converted to apartments and renamed 11-East for it’s address at 11 East Forsyth Street.

21 Dec 2011

Florida Air National Guard Jet With Bathing Beauty in High Heels

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You can’t go wrong with fast jets and pretty girls in bathing suites (or is that fast cars?) but this late 1950’s image of a bathing beauty and a Florida Air National Guard F-80 Shooting Star jet makes a pretty good pairing.  Loyd Sandgren did not leave any notes with this image but Ron Tittle […]

16 Dec 2011

Apalachicola Oystermen, 1946

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Oystermen working the oyster beds in Apalachicola Bay in 1946.  This was the year that Loyd Sandgren left Jacksonville to work for the State of Florida out of Tallahassee photographing around Florida to promote the state’s commerce and recreation to the rest of the country.

13 Dec 2011

Boxing Boys

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Two young pugilists duke it out in this undated photo from the Loyd Sandgren collection.  The image appears to have been shot in the old armory building just North of Jacksonville’s downtown.

02 Dec 2011

Women Wrestling Throw Down

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Women’s wrestling from the late 1940’s or early 1950’s inside the arena at Main and Beaver Streets that promoter Jimmy Murdock used for a variety of events before moving into the Jacksonville Coliseum.  The young lady doing the throwing can also be found in this previously posted portrait by photographer Loyd Sandgren.

19 Aug 2011

Lacing Up

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Studio portrait of an unidentified female professional wrestler.  One of the only wrestler photos I’ve seen in the Loyd Sandgren collection that was not shot at an event.

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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