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What Will Be Your Legacy Month

Loyd Sandgren's Legacy

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Going through a day-to-day routine, most of us don’t typically ponder the history of our own surroundings. And if we do, it can be hard to visualize what various elements of a city would have looked like during a time outside of our own existence. With photography, we get a little closer to achieving this feat. Seeing just one old image of a structure that still remains from the past can unlock a new understanding of a moment in time that would have otherwise been lost. When you consider what over 14,000 photos of a city spanning decades would reveal, history begins to unravel like twine.

This was the legacy of Loyd Sandgren.

What Will Be Your Legacy?

What will be your legacy?

For Lewis Ansbacher, it was maps– rare, collectible, and antique ones. It started in the 1980s with an antique map gifted by his son. From there the fascination continued, resulting in a collection of more than 240 maps from around the world.

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