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Mad Men or Ad Men ?

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I do not have a clue who either of these two guys are.  I found the negatives in an envelope for Jarrard Motors, so I guess they were scarred of high car prices back in the 1950’s.  I wish I could find the ad that these were used in …

I am at a loss for words, so I guess that I had better let these photos speak for themselves.  Here is the last one from this series of photos … I guess that whatever the first guy did turned the situation around and now he is ready to pull out his wallet and spend his hard earned money …

Another satisfied customer … I do not know about you, but after looking at these photos, I just want to go out and buy something, anything to get this economy moving again.   Who knows, you might see these photos in the presidential campaign for one of the candidates … either one, does not bother me, just as long as their check does not bounce!  The only color I recognize is green.  So Obama or Romney, does not bother me a bit … highest bidder gets to use these sure-fire vote getting photos in their campaign.  I can be reached at 850-449-1279 … please no local politicos … these are too valuable for local politics.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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September 18, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Pete Fountain …

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Pete Fountain must have been in Pensacola giving a concert when this was made, so as usual, I do not have an exact date on this photo, but judging from how young they both look, it might have been made in the 1950’s.  I have a photo I made years ago of Pete Fountain leading a parade down Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras back in the 1980’s over on my “Frank Hardy Photo Blog” site, if you are interested.  I tried to create a link for it, but never could get it to work.

One more thing, I want to thank everyone at the Pensacola News Journal for the nice article that they wrote in this blog back on Sunday, August 19, 2012.  Troy Moon wrote a very nice article and photo-journalist Katie King added some nice photographs.  Here is a link to a gallery that the PNJ created of some photographs that I gave them for the article.  I do not know if they have the actual article archived, but you can check.  Thanks again for looking and commenting … Frank

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September 7, 2012 at 3:50 pm

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Dunwoody Drive in 1959 …

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I have the date as February 1959 on this photograph of Dunwoody Drive in Cordova Park.  Not much to look at back then, but dirt and scrub oaks and pine trees.  It is hard to remember back when it looked like this.  Thanks for looking …

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September 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Palafox Street Through the Years …1940’s to the 1980’s …

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Here are several photos that I have of Palafox Street through the years.   The first one is from sometime in the 1940’s I believe.  It is a photograph that I scanned that I have had laying around for years.  It has no real significance other that it is of the intersection of Palafox and Garden Streets …

If anyone has a date on this photo, please let me hear from you.  The next one is from the 1950’s … it looks as if the Florida Theater was showing ” Gone With The Wind ” and people were lined-up waiting to get into the matinee.

Can anyone remember the ” Tiny Waffle ” Shop … that’s a new one on me.  I know that I spent many a Saturday at the Florida Theater back in the 1960’s .  Now we are going to jump forward to the 1980’s …

This is looking south down Palafox Street … the line of people waiting to get into the Florida Theater would have been standing on the left side of the frame.  One more thing, I had posted a photo of James Cagney riding in the back of a car in a parade a while back … that photograph was made at this intersection here, Palafox and Gregory Street, and Hannah’s Pharmacy was in the background ( I do not know if you can recognize it in that photo, but that is it ) .   I am not sure of the exact year that this was made, but I would guess that it would have been in the mid-1980’s.  And finally, a photo right before the San Carlos Hotel was demolished …

And finally, we are back at the corner of Palafox and Garden Street … sometime 1985 or 86 or 87.  I do not which one, but all I can say is what a big change!  I hope everyone liked that look through the ages … I did not know if any of them were worth putting in a post by themselves, but run together they were sort of interesting.  Thanks for looking and let me hear what you think of these … Frank

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September 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Johnson’s Barber Shop …

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Someone had made a comment earlier about Johnson’s Barber Shop,  that was one of the shops at the corner of 12th Avenue and Gonzalez Street and I dug this one out.  This is me getting a hair cut by either Mr. Johnson or Mr. Helms … I do not know which one.  This is not my first hair-cut because I was really crying in that photo.  I have it somewhere around here and I will post it when I find it … everyone will get a good laugh, because I am really crying!!  You would think I am really in pain or was being beaten.  Notice the board that they have me sitting on…how many of you there ever sat on this board and had your hair cut?  I bet quite a few of you readers out there.   Also, look at the reflections in the mirror … they must have been very busy on this day.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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September 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

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