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06 Feb 2014

Muntz TV Sales, 1950′s

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 ”This is the Richardson Building on 35 Hogan Street.  The building was the Muntz TV sales and warehouse in the 1950’s.”  LS Earl William Muntz was a businessman and engineer who made his money selling cars and home electronics.  Muntz simplified televisions by removing as many components as possible from existing models until they no [...]

23 Jan 2014

Bride With Wedding Gifts

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A beautiful bride surrounded by her wedding gifts.  It looks like she did pretty good!  Unfortunately, as with most of the wedding photographs in the Loyd Sandgren collection, there were no notes with this image to identify the newlywed but if anyone can help put a name or location with this photograph, I would love [...]

12 Dec 2013

Little Theatre Promotional Photo, 1950′s

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A promotional photo from a play production at the Little Theatre in San Marco.  According to Loyd Sandgren’s notes he shot most of the promotional photos for the Little Theatre during the 1950′s.  There are two albums full of these images in the Loyd Sandgren collection, a few have some names hand written on the [...]

05 Dec 2013

Wedding Day

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As a commercial photographer Loyd Sandgren took on the full spectrum of paying jobs to survive including shooting weddings.  There are over a dozen albums full of random and anonymous photos from wedding shoots spanning the late 1940′s through the 1960′s in the Loyd Sandgren Collection.  These are only the prints that survived so there [...]

05 Nov 2013

Jacksonville Yacht Storage, 1950′s

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The Jacksonville Yacht Storage business, first registered in February of 1932 was located at 17 Riverside Avenue,  just to the West of McCoy’s Creek where it feeds into the St. Johns River on land that is now part of the Florida Times-Union property.  To the east of this intersection (the left of this image) Riverside [...]

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 [...]

24 Oct 2013

Boat Show By The Lobster House

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“This picture was taken from the Southside of the St Johns River.  You can see the old Lobster House and boat sales office.  About 1958.”  LS The boat wrapped up next to the Midtown Marina tent advertises ’1958 First Showing Borum Boats’ and a number of the watercraft with their distinctive tail fins can be [...]

15 Oct 2013

Main Street Car Dealerships, 1958

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“Here is the corners of Main and Orange streets.  It shows Claude Nolan, Inc. Cadillac dealers. The Henry McClellan’s English Ford.  The section on the right is now a motel.  Claude Nolan also moved out.”  LS The Claude Nolan Pontiac/Cadillac dealership building is still standing but has been empty and boarded up for many years. [...]

09 Oct 2013

Retro Belly Dancing

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An unidentified belly dancer in an unknown club.  One of two photographs taken in the same establishment from an album of Loyd Sandgren’s titled simply “Girls.”  Shot in the late 1960′s or early 1970′s.  Very hip looking integrated crowd.  The psychedelic posters on the walls add so much to the decor.

03 Oct 2013

Downtown Aerial, 1953

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A 1953 aerial view looking North at the Jacksonville waterfront, downtown and Springfield neighborhood. The former Blodgett Homes housing project can be seen in the upper left of the photograph.  It was built in 1942 as housing for people returning from military service and was said to be the largest housing project in Jacksonville.  Plenty [...]

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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