Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Beach Beauty …

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I am not sure of this lady’s name, so I am not going to mention it.  My dad used to do a lot of these type photos for the beauty contests that they used to stage at the Casino on Pensacola Beach.  I have some photos that I posted on the old site that I will find and post so you can see what I am talking about.  Thanks for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

August 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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  1. May I have permission from you to post this photo of Frances on my family tree? With credit as noted.


    Betty Mitchell-Chavis Busch

    December 8, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    • Yes, feel free to use them however you would like. In fact, if you send me an address to my email:
      when I run across the negatives I will mail them to you. I could not remember putting her name in the blog copy … the name was not familiar to me and I can not remember ever knowing any ” Posner’s “. After reading your other post, I have known a few ” Chavis ” in my time. And there was a ” Chavis ” family that grew up down the road from us in Cordova Park on Dunwoody Drive. I believe the dad was a builder here in Pensacola doing the 60’s. Thanks again and let me hear from you … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      December 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm

  2. I do believe you have the correct name on the file for this photo. From what I have been told by family she was the first “Miss Pensacola Beach”?


    Betty Mitchell Busch

    December 6, 2012 at 10:58 am

    • I do not know who this lady is, but back in the 1950’s, they used to have beauty contests at the old Casino on the beach. All of the girls needed a photo, so my father used to make quite a few of them. All of the negative envelopes have names, but a lot of the name I cannot read or have faded away over time. They are just some pretty girls and it was a different time back then. Now, they can make 50 or 60 bathing suits from the bathing suits worn back then! Thanks for the comment and please check back … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      December 8, 2012 at 10:04 am

      • The file name of your photo says Frances Poyser (that is correct) and she was married to my Uncle Levoghn Chavis back in the early 50’s, but later divorced. I very much appreciate your site, I just recently put a link to it on our Chavis Family facebook page and several of my family members in Pensacola are enjoying as well. I was born and raised in Pensacola and come back on a regular basis.
        Betty Mitchell-Chavis Busch, Spring, TX


        Betty Mitchell-Chavis Busch

        December 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      • Thanks and I wrote back to you in the other comment … Frank


        Frank Hardy

        December 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm

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