31 Oct 2013

Southern Belles In Oriental Gardens

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“These two girls first names were the same “Betty”.  They are shown here in Oriental Gardens, a tourist attraction for many years.  I used them in many of my pictures.”  LS What started out as a botanical collector’s location to plant his expanding accumulation of greenery in the 1920’s became Jacksonville’s prime attraction from the […]

26 Mar 2013

Howard Biser’s Restaurant, 1950’s

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Located at 2300 Kings Avenue, Howard Biser’s Restaurant advertised itself as being “Famed for Florida Sea Foods” and “Serving the best cup of coffee in Florida.”  I can’t vouch for either but according to the sign out front, it was “Recommended by Duncan Hines.” This view is looking North up US 1 from what is […]

05 Apr 2012

Happy Easter!

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Ok, so it is not the Easter Bunny but it is another wonderful photo of model Ruthie Moore in her Bunny costume posing in Oriental Gardens near Jacksonville’s San Marco neighborhood.  There are a couple of previously posted photos of Moore here and here.

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.

14 Oct 2010

Bunny Suit

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Ruthie Moore was a teen in the 1950’s and was photographed repeatedly by Loyd Sandgren. “Ruthie Moore, a vivacious energetic cute girl that also had a great personality.  She is the only girl that I know of here in Jacksonville that made her living as a full time model.  She worked at Oriental Gardens (a […]

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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