Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Fiesta Parade 1955 …

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These are two from the Fiesta Parade of 1955.  I just found them the other day and they show downtown Pensacola very well.  I have scanned them all, but have only worked up these two, but they are in good shape, so I will post the rest in a few weeks.  This looks like a float with the Kid’s Court, but that is just my guess, since I do not see a name on the float.

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Here are a couple of clowns … notice that they are on Palafox Street next to Christ Church and that Palafox at this time was still paved with bricks.  I have no idea who these clowns are, but everyone around them are smiling, so they must be doing their jobs.  My all-time favorite clowns were the guys from the jail that were always the last ones in the parade scooping up after the horses … I wish my dad would have taken some photos of them.  They always made me laugh and I told my mother that I wanted to be just like those guys, since they always looked like they were having so much fun!  My mother always told me that I should have some higher aspirations, but at five, I did not know what she was talking about.  Only later … Thanks for looking and commenting … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

April 16, 2013 at 11:28 am

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  1. You caught a little bit of the old Muldon Ford dealership right part of photo)


    Bob Ray (@tpabob46)

    September 19, 2014 at 7:15 am

    • Not me, my father. ” Junie ” Wells, who owned Muldon’s was in my father’s graduating class of PHS 1934. Does not have anything to do with the photo, just thought that I would throw that out. Thanks for looking … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      September 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm

  2. I think those clowns may be with Order of Tristan.


    Beej Davis

    August 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    • Thanks for the comment … They very well could be, I really have no idea. Everyone around them seemed to be enjoying their clowning around. Thanks again for looking and please check back … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      August 13, 2013 at 7:26 pm

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