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10 Apr 2019

BIG Family Van, 1960’s

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When you searched for van options in the early 1960’s there were Volkswagen vans and the more commercial looking Chevy and Ford vans. VW Clearly had a product designed for transporting people. There was no caption information with this print from the Loyd Sandgren collection but it looks like this family needed all the seating […]

04 Mar 2019

Down for the count in downtown Jacksonville, 1953

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“This was an accident on the corner of Main and Beaver Streets. The Kaiser car hit a man (who was a boxer) and this knocked him out. I was near the accident and took this picture. 1953.” LS Like so many of Loyd Sandgren’s photographs, as I scan them for one reason I often discover […]

25 Feb 2019

Navy Photographers Float, 1945

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This picture was taken in 1945 at the corner of Monroe and Hogan Streets. Notice how small Underwood’s store was. Wolf’s clothing store was next door. I was the photographer, others were riding.”  LS Loyd Sandgren first came to Jacksonville as a Navy photographer at the U.S. Naval Frontier Base, Mayport, Florida, now known as […]

19 Feb 2019

A Dozen 1955 Cadillacs and a DC-2

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“Guy Marvin owned most of the cabs in town and also this fleet of 1955 Cadillacs. The cars were great to ride in and they were big. They are seen here at the Imeson Airport parked close to the DC-2 Airplane. That was class. I think the price was three dollars, it did go up […]

12 Nov 2018

Perspicacious People Listen to WMBR Radio

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This image was in a binder of of radio station photographs in the Loyd Sandgren collection simply entitled WMBR, WPDQ, WFGA, WJXT. No information about the particular photograph was attached so all I know for sure was that this was the Northeast corner of Hemming Park looking East with the Haverty’s furniture store, now the […]

11 Sep 2018

Mosler Vault Door at the Federal Reserve Bank

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There was no note with this print from the Loyd Sandgren collection but it was located among a binder of photographs clearly marked and captioned as images of the “New” Federal Reserve Bank which opened in the early 1950’s at Church and Hogan Streets in downtown Jacksonville. I checked with a contact at the newer […]

21 Aug 2018

Mosaic Wall with Bikini Model, 1960’s

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“This shows some detail work on the Reynolds, Smith & Hill building in Koger Park, about 1964.” LS This is one of a small number of color prints in the Loyd Sandgren collection. The note gave me a little information about the subject matter but I’ve run into a lot of dead ends trying to […]

26 Jun 2018

The Prudential Insurance Building Under Construction

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“Here is a picture of the new Prudential Insurance Building on the Southbank of Jacksonville. Downtown is in the background.” LS The original Prudential Building shown here in the final stages of construction was completed in 1955, the same year as the first Baptist Hospital building which was located nearby. The building housed 22 floors […]

08 Jan 2018

The Old Gator Bowl

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An undated photo with no caption information of a youth football team in the old Gator Bowl. It might be a Police Athletic League team with the police officer in the photo. It is kind of amazing to think about how much the old metal bleacher stadium has evolved since it was built in the […]

07 Dec 2017

Alpha-Bits Flying High in Downtown Jacksonville

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“This was a big deal downtown in the 60’s. They were making a commercial for POST Alpha-Bits right in front of the then Jacksonville National Bank.”  LS What are now referred to the trio buildings served as the backdrop for the filming of a commercial for Alpha-Bits cereal, a product first introduced by Post Consumer […]

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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