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Archive for January 2014

First Methdist Musicians …

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First Methodist  Musicians   2   _ RTP_SFW _ 11 July 13

This is a group of musicians from First Methodist Church in downtown Pensacola Florida on Wright Street from the 1950’s.  I believe that the organist’s name is Morrison, but I am not positive about that.  None of the other musicians look vaguely familiar.  Here is one more of the group …

First Methodist Musicians  1  _ RTP _ 11 July 13   SFW

I know that someone out there will see this and let us know who they are, it just might take a little time.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Clubbs Baseball Team 1957 …

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Clubbs Baseball 1957 _ 2 _ RTP_1_6_14 SFW

I have quite a few of these negatives from Clubbs Junior High School from back in the 1950’s and I will post more in the future as I clean them up.  I have a lot of these type of images showing a few sports teams, the band and several other groups.  I cannot believe that so many people see people that they know in these photos and I usually get  a pretty good response out of posting them.  I was only four when this photo was taken, so obviously no one looks familiar to me.  If anyone recognizes any of these athletes, please feel free to comment.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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January 10, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Doc and Kitty in Front of The Town House Motor Lodge …

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Doc and Kitty in Carriage_SFW

This is “Doc” and “Kitty” from the tv show Gunsmoke.  They were in town back in the middle 1950’s for the Fiesta.  I have posted some other photos of them in earlier posts, but I never could find this image until recently.  It was in terrible shape and I had already cleaned it up once before, but I never could find it.  So when I ran across this image, I went ahead and cleaned it up … again.  This is the only photograph that I can find of the exterior front of the Town House Motor Lodge.  The two men in the photo are Lynn Toney on the far right and the man helping Amanda Blake is the owner of the Town House and his last name was Head, but I do not know his first name.  The front of the Town House was on Cervantes … you should could not do something like this now on Cervates without risking getting hit or run-over.  If anyone had any contact with “Doc” or “Kitty” when they were in town, please share your story with us … I would be interested in hearing them.  I have a photo of the two of them holding me up that I will post for a laugh … I cannot remember off the top of my head if I already have, so I will check.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Update (1/7/14)  :  Some people say that the man helping Amanda Blake out of the wagon is John R Jones, who at one time was a local politician … I want to say Property Appraiser, but I could be wrong there.  I had said that the man was Mr. Head, who owned the Town House Motel with his wife.  Personally, I do not care who it is, that is not the reason why I posted the photo.  Please remember, this is a blog for photography, not for identifying correctly the individuals shown in the images.  If we do, fine, if we do not, fine.  Thanks for looking … Frank

New Composite From Old Photos …

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Dads Composite 1 _10x8_3 Jan 14  SFW

I made a composite of some of my photos over on my site last week and posted it … have had some positive comments, so I decided to create with my father’s images.  Also, where I put less than sixty photos, I decided to put several hundred on his ( the one above ).  The main problem was that I did not realize how long that this project would take … I am too embarrassed to say how many hours that I have to this piece.  My only saving grace was that I got myself a Spotify account and I have found more new music that I never knew existed to entertain myself will I worked on this compilation.  The composite is by no way perfect and it has a lot of flaws that I hope people will overlook because of the shear number of images that I have put on this piece.  That is no rhyme or reason how I put all of these together and there is no structure or organization to any of it, except to make it fit without any large gaps between the photos in any direction.  The image is sized to 10×8 and I do not know if it will show up as an 10×8 on this WordPress Blog.  Like I said on the other one that I created with my images … if you click on the image, it should open the image up by itself in another window.  If you click on the Ctrl Key while you click on the (+) key, the image should enlarge in increments of around 25% with each click.  Try it and let me know.  That is all for now … I hope everyone had a safe and happy holidays … Please feel free to comment and if you have any questions, ask.  Also, please feel free share this link with all of your friends.  They do not have to be from the area, I just hope that they are interested in photographs from the past.  Thanks … Frank

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