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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.

09 Dec 2011

1960’s Jacksonville Skyline

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Looking at the Jacksonville skyline from an elevated position on the old Prudential building with the first Acosta Bridge in the foreground and an earlier incarnation of the boat ramp and Friendship park in the lower right of the frame. This was taken after the Lobster House restaurant was demolished and the building that now […]

06 Dec 2011

A Pirate’s Life

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One of Loyd Sandgren’s commercial clients was a company that made floating rafts that they marketed as docks, floating islands and in this case an outboard motor powered pirate ship.  There are a number of photos in the collection showing the various uses and they all appear to have been shot on Lake Marco in […]

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.

29 Nov 2011

Navy Machine Gunner, 1944

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“Here is a gunner getting ready to fire his machine guns.  This was a typical photo, taken for Public Relations.  This photo was sent to the home town newspaper to show what a native son was doing.  The interesting thing about this picture is, the plane was on the ground and there was a platform […]

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.

08 Apr 2011

Under The Sea

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“Here is a window display at Cohen Brothers in the St. James Building on West Duval Street.  I thought this was a very effective display, it looked like it was under water.  50’s.” LS I’ve looked at thousands of Loyd’s prints and have many favorites but this one is just a classic.  It is a […]

13 Nov 2010

1950’s Skyline From Main Street Bridge

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1950’s view of the downtown Jacksonville waterfront and skyline. This photo was shot from the raised span of the Main Street Bridge.

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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