Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Talking On The Phone …

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Hart 1 _ RTP_3 Mar 14 _ SFW

I do not know anything about this photo ( as usual ), but I just thought that it and the one below where cute photographs.   You can just barely see the black phone on the table to the girl’s left.  I would say that these images were made in the early 1950’s.  They could have been taken for Southern Bell, since my father used to take a lot of photos for them.  You can tell that big sister is trying to ignore her little brothers … her being a teenager and everything.   Here is the other photograph …

Hart 2  _ RTP _ 3 Mar 14  _ SFW

Those little guys just are not going to leave her alone.  You can see the phone better in this photo.  How many of you out there can remember seeing a phone like this?  I believe that this style of phone was around for twenty or thirty years before Bell Telephone got around to redesigning it and adding color to the units.  I have a photo somewhere showing  the new style phone and colors somewhere that I will find to post.  I am really surprised how long it took the phone company to come up with different styles of phones to offer the buying public … I guess that the public had other things in life to worry about and not the type or color of what phone they had in their house.  Not today!  You cannot even watch the Oscars without getting bombarded by the new Samsung cell phone.  Times have definitely changed!   Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

March 5, 2014 at 9:09 am

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  1. The young woman in the two photographs is Sallie Hart with her brothers Bob and Chris. They are the children of Marjorie and Dan Hart. – Jack Lipscomb



    March 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    • I had forgotten that Chris and Bob had an older sister. I made Chris’ son’s wedding maybe ten years or so ago down in Destin and I believe I met her then. But all through the years, I really only dealt with the two “boys”, since they are maybe eight to ten years older than me. Thanks for commenting and please check back … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      March 17, 2014 at 12:25 pm

  2. Oh, my! That photo could have been of me as I wore bobby socks and penny loafers but I grew up in Texas. Thanks for the memories!



    March 16, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    • Thank you for the comment and for taking the time to stop by and look … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      March 17, 2014 at 10:49 am

  3. I love the telephone. I love the wall map. What a cute photograph, Frank! Theadora (The bobby socks are also pretty darn great.)


    Theadora Brack

    March 5, 2014 at 11:02 am

    • Thanks Theadora … I had not even noticed the bobby socks. How about those penny loafers too? I do not know who these kids are, but I am sure that someone local will recognize them and tell me who they are. One more thing, our local paper – The Pensacola News Journal – has a section that has old photos of Pensacola and one of the “folders” has 30 or so images of the old Hotel San Carlos showing everything thing from the rooms to the kitchen to the common areas. Thanks for the comment, they all are appreciated … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      March 5, 2014 at 12:58 pm

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