Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Fiesta of Five Flags 1954 …

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Fiesta 195_  1_RTP_15 June 13  _  SFW

Here are some images from 4×5 color transparencies that I ran across and forgot that I had found.  I actually had found them 10 years or so ago, but they were so discolored that I did not want to bother to post them.  I figured out how to color correct images in Photoshop several years ago, but never ran across the transparencies until just recently.   I am not sure who any of the people on the float are, but I know that the float is some where on Palafox Street.  If you look real close on the right hand side of the image, you can see the front of the Municipal Auditorium way in the background.  I am not sure what the building is directly in back of the float, but I am sure that someone out there can tell us …   Here is another float that was in line before this float …

Fiesta Court 1954_RTP_SFW_16 June 13

And then here is one of the King and Queen of the Fiesta …

Fiesta King and Queen_1954 _ RTP  _  SFW

These scans could have used some more work because if you look close, you can see some very small dust marks in the sky and on the costumes.  But for this blog they are not that noticeable.   I am going to post below an original scan of one of these transparencies, so you can see how much they had discolored through the years ( almost 60 to be exact ).  However, with the creation of Photoshop you can almost bring back any image to it’s original color and brilliance.  Here is the original scan …

Fiesta Court 195_No Correction_RTP_SFW

Some difference …  If anyone knows who any of the people are, please let us hear from you.  Thanks again for looking and please check back … Frank

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  1. Hi Frank, Looks like the Penko Building, maybe?
    Thanks for the photos!


    Gary Bryan

    June 19, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    • It most likely is the old Penko building in downtown Pensacola. Local entrepreneur Quint Studer has purchased that property and is going to turn it into shops downstairs and condos above. That corner is really going to come alive in the next few years. Thanks for the comment Gary and please check back … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      June 20, 2013 at 1:15 pm

  2. WOW! The color is beautiful! In the early 50s, my husband was a crown bearer. Somewhere we have the outfit!

    Thank you for sharing your dad’s photos. We really enjoy them.

    Dixie Newton Sansom

    Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T


    June 16, 2013 at 10:17 am

    • Thanks for the comment, Dixie … I am glad that people are enjoying looking at these images and that they bring back some fond memories these days. I have enjoyed sharing them with everyone and have “met” people that I never would have come in contact with, so that means a lot to me. I just wish I could have gotten my father to have talked about some of them before he passed away, but I had just waited too late and he had no interest in looking at any of them. Please check back and thanks again for the comment … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      June 16, 2013 at 11:05 am

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