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Miss America 1951 …

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Here are a few more photos of Yolande Betbeze from Mobile Alabama who was chosen as Miss America 1951.   The link goes to the Miss America web site, but you might want to go to her Wikipedia site and read what they have say.  I am not going to go into it here, but she was one of the most controversial winners that the Miss America had up until that point.  Here are several of her from a parade … most likely a Fiesta Parade, but I am not real sure which parade it was.  Here we go …


Fiesta 1951_Miss America_2_RTP_3 June 13_SFW

Fiesta 1951_Miss America_3_Cropped 2

Fiesta 1951_Miss America_4 _SFW_11 July 13

The middle photo was taken on the corner of Palafox and Garden Street because see the Masonic Lodge building in the background ( which is now Vinyl Music Hall ).  As far as any of the people in the background, maybe you might see someone that you recognize and identify.  That policeman sure pulled some tough duty escorting Miss Betbeze around … he must be the chief or the chief’s relative,  I am sure that this would have been a prized job to have.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Shoob’s Camera …

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Shoobs  2   _ RTP _ 10_2_13 _ SFW

Shoob’s Camera Store … I guess I could Google it and see if it is still around and in business, but I have been busy lately and just have not had the time.  If anyone out there has ever heard of it or has ever bought a camera from them, let us hear from you.  I hope you noticed that I have changed a few things on this site and my personal blog, Frank Hardy Photo Blog  .  I still am in the process of changing a few things around here, that I hope are for the better, but more on that later.  I still have a lot of images to post and they should keep me busy for years to come, so please check back periodically.  That should do it for know … thanks again for looking and all comments are appreciated … Frank

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October 2, 2013 at 11:40 am

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