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Flowers by David …

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This building is still located out on Barrancas Blvd across from the Pensacola Country Club Golf Coarse.  It has been many businesses since it was David’s House of Flowers and I believ that it is empty now.  I always thought that the building was interesting and I have never been in it.  This type of  commercial photography was popular back in the 1950’s.  The buildings you see photographed today mostly have blue sky and white puffy clouds or they are photographed at dusk.  Since my father photographed many weddings back in this time, I sure that is how he knew this “David” .  He was before my time and I do not remember my father ever mentioning him, but if anyone does, please feel free to make a comment.  Thanks for looking!

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February 29, 2012 at 9:45 am

Camping in Style …

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I called this camping in style, because most of the mobile campers you see are being pulled by a truck and this looks to be a Buick or maybe even a Cadillac.  It might have been in style, but I bet you it was HOT!  I am pretty confident when I say that there was no air conditioning in either the car or the trailer.  I do not have a clue who the kid is and I am pretty sure that it is not me standing in the doorway of the camper.  This photo has always interested me in who owns this set-up and why did my dad photograph it to begin with?  Thanks again for looking …

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February 29, 2012 at 9:32 am

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A Chorus Line …

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This photo I posted on the old blog on New Years day several years ago.  I do not know anything about the group or the production that they were in … it is just one of those photos that make you smile when you look at it!  As usual, I have no idea who these people are, so if anyone recognizes anyone or knows anything about the production … please let us know.  Carmen Miranda has nothing on these gals!  Thanks for looking …

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February 29, 2012 at 9:23 am

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The Harbor View Restaurant …

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The Harbor View Restaurant used to be in the old Municipal Auditorium at the foot of Palafox Street that was torn down at the end of the 1990’s to make way for the Plaza DeLuna.  This restaurant was before my time … I believe it operated in the 1950’s and 60;s, but I am not exactly sure of the dates.  And, I am not really sure who owned or operated the business.   One thing that I can tell you just judging from this photo, the place must have been first class!  I have found several other photos of the interior that my father made, however I could not put my hans on them now.  When I do run across them again, I will set them aside and post them.  If anyone has any comments about the place, please share them with us … Thanks for looking

San Carlos Hotel Stairway …

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This is the stairway in the San Carlos Hotel that led from the lobby to the mezzanine.  I have several views of this stairway and I posted one earlier of a bride throwing her bouquet from the top, which must have been the thing to do since I have several brides throwing their bouquet from there.  Thanks for looking …

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February 28, 2012 at 10:11 am

More East Hill iin Snow …

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This is the park located at 12th Avenue and Gonzalez Street covered in snow.  This view is looking east across the park towards the shops on 12th Avenue.  For some reason, I believe the name of this park is called, ” Cordova Park “.  The photo below is of a house located somewhere in East Hill, but I have no idea where.

The house looks familiar and I am sure that whom ever lived in the house were friends of my fathers’.  I know I have seen the house, but I just cannot seem to place where it is.  As always, all comments are welcomed and appreciated.  Thanks for looking …

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February 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

Pensacola Senators …

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Not sure of the year that this was taken.  In the third row, on the far left, you see our buddy ” Potash ” again.  You remember him from my post earlier titled ” The Grounds-Keeper “.  The Senators were after the Dons, so this had to have been made around 1960, but that is just a guess.  If anyone remembers anything about the Senators, please let us hear from you.  Thanks for looking

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February 28, 2012 at 9:54 am

Mutual Federal ….

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This is the Mutual Federal building and I believe it was located on Baylen Street, south of Garden Street.  I do not know how long they were in this building before there moved to the northeast corner of Garden and Baylen Streets.  But I am not sure of the exact location where this photo was made and I would be happy for anyone to share it with me.  Thanks for looking …

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February 28, 2012 at 9:46 am

Pensacola Regional Airport …

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Back in the 1950’s, Pensacola’s airport was known as a regional airport and you only had two airlines servicing the airport – Eastern and National Airlines.  Now, both airlines are out of business and Pensacola is known as an ” International ” airport, even though there are no international flights out of the airport.  I can remember sites like this very well at the airport and I can remember the airport looking like this.  If anyone has any memories that they wish to share about their experiences at the Pensacola ” Regional ” Airport, please be my guest.  Thanks again for looking …

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February 28, 2012 at 9:38 am

New Orleans Market …

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This photo was made in the market down in New Orleans, most likely around 1950.  The lady in the photo is my mother.  If you go today, the place looks exactly the same sixty years later.  I am sure the place is a lot dirtier now … it looks fairly clean in this photo.  Also, back then this was primarily a food / grocery market.  Sort of a ” farm to market ” type set-up.  Now, very little of it is food, the majority of the vendors sell t-shirts, crafts, knock-offs, seconds, etc, etc … but still an interesting place to go and walk around and you can find some nice handcrafted pieces fairly reasonable.  Thanks for looking …

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February 28, 2012 at 9:27 am

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