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Archive for February 2013

12TH Avenue in Snow … February 1956 or 1957 …

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In front of Old Stydio 2_RTP_15 Jan 13

This photo was made in front my father’s old studio on 12th Avenue back when it snowed in February, back in the late 1950’s … maybe 1956 or 57, I am not really sure.  You can see the old Moulton’s Drug Store in the distance … this really takes me back, I can still see this scene as if it was yesterday.  This little shopping area was always busy and 12th Avenue always had a lot of traffic.  Then when Friendly Service and Winn-Dixie closed down, this whole area became a ghost-town in the early 1980’s for 5 or 6 years.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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February 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Mr. Wentworth and Students …

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This is Mr. Wentworth  talking to several local high school students.  I do not recognize the students or the setting.  I remember my father remarking several times how Mr. Wentworth would spend time with high school students that would show interest in local history.  Notice the dagger or cross on his desk that he used for a paper weight … I can assure you that having something like that on your desk today would be politically incorrect, especially if you were a teacher in the school system in 2013!!  That would just be an invitation for a student to pick it up and stab a fellow inmate … I mean student.  Thanks for looking and let us hear your comments … Frank

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February 16, 2013 at 9:47 am

Wedding Photos …

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Condon Wedding Group 1_Ret_1_7_13   SFW

Here are several wedding photos … the one above was taken at Sacred Heart Church on 12th Avenue in the 1950’s and the one below, I am not sure where it was taken …

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The staircase does not look familiar to me, so if anyone out there recognizes the place, please share it with us.  I have a lot of these wedding photos from the 1950’s and 1960’s that I plan to share with you in the future.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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February 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Suter School Play …

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Suter Carnival   21_RTP_1_30_13  SFW

Here are a few more from the Suter School play ” Around the World” …

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Suter Carnival   14 _RTP_SFW

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I have a few of these all worked up and ready to post.  Since I have worked up so many of these photos, I just thought that I would drag them out and make several posts out of all of them.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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February 10, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Las Javenas …

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I am not sure the year on these  photos, but I would guess that they were made in 1956 or 1957.  I do not know any of these girls, but one or two look vaguely familiar.  Las Javenas sorority was group that put on the Noel Dance for thirty years or so and it was always the largest of the Christmas dances.

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Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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February 10, 2013 at 4:06 pm

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Pensacola High School Chorus …

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PHS Glee Club 5_RTP_1_13_13_SFW

Here are some photos of the Pensacola High School Chorus.  I scanned these several years ago and did not bother to put a year to these photos, but I am sure that someone out there will recognize someone in these photos and help us out with the year.

PHS Glee Club 4_RTP_1_13_13_SFW

I did not bother cropping out the people in the back and framing them better. I thought that showing all of the frame is interesting and you get to see more of what is going on …

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PHS Glee Club 1_RTP_1_13_13_SFW

Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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February 10, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Pensacola Beach House …

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Kings Sea Shack_RTP_1_28_13   SFW

This was made back in the early 1960’s.  A family named “King” owned this house that was located on the Gulf.  I can remember my parent’s renting houses like this when I was growing up and how much fun we had staying at the beach for a week.  It was always the highlight of my summer.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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February 3, 2013 at 10:29 am

PHS Cheerleaders 1956 …

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PHS Cheerleaders _56_RTP_1_31_13   SFW

I found this recently and thought I would post it.  I have several others of this group that I will clean-up and post later.  I see one girl that looks familiar, but I cannot recall her name.  Maybe some of you out there will recognize some of these cheerleaders and can identify them.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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February 3, 2013 at 10:22 am

Pensacola … “The City of Your Dreams” …

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Group Downtown in the 1920s_RTP_SFW

This photo is one someone had me copy and I saved myself a copy.  I can only guess that the men are the city manager and city council.  I can only guess that the time is the 1920’s and I can not be any more specific than that.  I think that motto ” The City of Your Dreams ” is better than what we have now ” The Up Side of Florida “, or something to that effect.  I wonder if these guys paid a hundred grand for their motto … they probably just gave someone a couple of snow cones and put their name in the paper.  Times have certainly changed!!  Let us hear from you and thanks for looking … Frank

Fiesta Parade 1956 …

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Fiesta 1956_16 DeLuna Group_RTP_1_13_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_15_RTP_1_13_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_14_Young Twirlers_RTP_1_13_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_13_RTP_1_13_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_11_RTP_1_13_13   SFW

These are from the Fiesta Parade of 1956.  I do not have any comments about any of these … they are pretty much self – explanatory.  The first photo below is of the car carrying the Governor of Florida at the time – LeRoy Collins.  There is a photo of him in an earlier post and it might have been taken before the parade started …

Fiesta 1956_12_Gov Collins_RTP_1_13_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_10_RTP_1_12_13     SFW Fiesta 1956_9_RTP_1_12_13    SFW Fiesta 1956_8_RTP_1_12_13    SFW Fiesta 1956_7_RTP_1_12_13    SFW Fiesta 1956_6_RTP_1_12_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_5_RTP_1_12_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_4_RTP_1_12_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_3_RTP_1_12_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_2_RTP_1_12_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_1_RTP_1_12_13   SFW

I think that there are 16 photos in this post and I believe that I broke it up on the other blog that I had, but since I did not have any comments or information about any of these images … I just decided to post them all.  If anyone recognizes any of these groups or people, please let us hear from you.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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