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04 Dec 2014

San Marco Theatre, Perhaps

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“Here is a photo taken in front of the San Marco Theatre in the San Marco Shopping Center.  The manager was standing out in front. About 1947.”  LS The movie Son of God’s Country staring singing cowboy Monte Hale released in 1948.  I compared the photograph with the exterior as it looks today and where [...]

14 Nov 2014

Famous LIFE Photographer Philippe Halsman

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Internationally known photographer Philippe Halsman speaking at the 19th. annual convention of the Florida Professional Photographers organization photographed by Jacksonville Beach photographer Virgil Deane.  Halsman held the record for the most photographs  to appear on the covers of Life Magazine with 101.  He collaborated with artist Salvador Dali on projects for over 35 years making iconic [...]

07 Nov 2014

Hippie Chick Belly Dancer

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One of the two random photos of belly dancers found in the Loyd Sandgren collection. Despite the period costume, the glasses on the dancer and the hair style place this photo as late 1960’s early 1970’s. Check out the other frame here.  

30 Oct 2014

Johnson & Johnson Sales Winner Sam Dunlap

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Johnson & Johnson sales award winner Sam Dunlap from the Loyd Sandgren Collection.  Probably shot in the late 50’s or early 60’s.  No information was attached to the print so if anyone has any information about Mr. Dunlap they would like to share I would welcome the addition. Founded in 1886 the Johnson & Johnson [...]

10 Sep 2014

Detroit Magazine Stand, 1939

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“This was a Cold Drinks and Cigar Store in a hotel in Detroit.  The date May 26, 1939. They had hundreds of different items that they sold.  I think its fun to look back at the prices when available.  The picture was taken on a 5X7 camera. The film was AGFA Safety Film.. I still [...]

27 Aug 2014

Hogan And Church Street Intersection, 1950′s

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“On the corner of Hogan and Church St. was the Harry James Insurance Building.  Then it became a bookstore and now a printing Co.”  LS Both the Harry James Insurance Building and the Jones Brothers Furniture building are still standing.  Now both appear to be empty except a sandwich shop in the West Church Street [...]

05 Aug 2014

Intersection Of Union And Market Streets, 1947

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“This is the way Union and Market Streets looked in 1947.  Some old run down houses and not many people went in that area  The reason for the picture was to show the scene of a accident. I very seldom went in that area.  What a difference today.  This street now leads to the Mathews [...]

30 Jul 2014

On Dating A Professional Wrestler

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This is not the best image technically from Loyd Sandgren’s professional wrestling images but the note Loyd attached to the original print was too good not to share. “Here was one girl throwing another one like she was light as a feather.  Names I don’t remember but I sure remember the fights.  They were good [...]

29 May 2014

Loyd Sandgren Business Card, 1950′s

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One of Loyd Sandgren’s business cards from the 1950′s. He made these himself and printed them on photographic paper.  The high angle view of Hemming Plaza shows it when it had a bandshell. The Tourist and Convention office was housed there and there was a billboard in the corner of the park.  The photo may [...]

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 [...]

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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