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Marineland of the Pacific …

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Marineland 3 _RTP_16 April 14  _ SFW

I ran across these transparencies years ago and I always thought that they were made down at the Gulfarium at Fort Walton Beach Florida.  But after I started looking at them more closely, I saw ” Marineland ” written on one of the life-saving rings around the pool.  After two and two together, I came to the brilliant conclusion that this must be Marine of the Sea or the Pacific.  I personally do not remember any of this and my father never mentioned going, but that does not mean anything.  Here are some more images …


Marineland  2 _ RTP _ 16 April 14  SFW

Marineland 4 _RTP_16 April 14 _ 2   SFW

Marineland  1 _ RTP _ 16 April 14 _ SFW

The first image just shows the crowd and pool mainly.  The other three you can see tricks with the porpoises or dolphins, I am not sure which.  I have some more images of Marineland that I might clean-up and post later.  If anyone wants to share their memories of Marineland from the 1950’s, please be my guest.  To think that Seaworld and all of the other parks started from something like this is pretty amazing to me.  Now, if all you saw was a dolphin eating fish out of someone’s mouth, you would be very disappointed.  Thanks for looking and please check back … I have been busy trying create an inventory of images worked up and ready to post.  So I have half a dozen or so posts ready to go, I just have to get around to posting them.  Thanks again for looking … Frank

One more thing, I just created a post over on my blog that I would like you to see.  You can click on it here .  If you find that you have the time and would like to see some interesting photography, just click on the link and it will take you to my personal photo blog.  I have included a link there that will take you to the images.  Once you find one of my images ( you should not have to go more than a few pages back since today is  18 April.  After this date I do not know ).  Once you find one of my images, click on it and the same image will open up only larger.  If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will find the other images that I have upload.  I have all of this written and more on my blog if you are interested.  I do not know if it does any good or not in getting selected by Getty, but as usual, I will take all the help that I can get.  As always, I appreciate all of the views and the comments … Frank





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April 18, 2014 at 11:26 am

Florida Fence Company …

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Fls Fence Co  2 _ RTP _ SFW

These images were made for the Florida Fence Company back in the 1950’s.  I do not know the subdivision or location of the pictured house / fence.  I have some more ” subdivision ” photos that I will post in the future.  To me, they are fairly interesting, but I do not seem to get a lost of response when I post those type of images.  Here is one more showing more of the house …


Fla Fence Co _ 1 _ RTP _ Lucis _ SFW

One thing that the young viewers might not recognize are those metal structures on the side of the house.  And also, there is not one satellite dish in the picture.  I want to say that the larger of the two antennae might be some type of radio antenna, like a ” ham ” radio tower.  But I am not sure, or maybe it is the other way around.  I feel confident that someone out there can fill us in.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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April 18, 2014 at 10:49 am

Sacred Heart Hospital Nurses From The 1940’s …

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Unknown Nurse From the 40s_ RTP  SFW

No names, I just thought that this was just a nice photo of a nurse out front on the steps of the Old Sacred Heart Hospital.  I had scanned 30 or 40 images from the 1940’s at the hospital back in February, but just never got around to doing anything with them.  So, I thought that I would post a few of them now and see if anyone might recognize any of the girls or maybe the nuns.  Here is another …


Luncheon at OSSH _ RTP   SFW

Some type of luncheon or dinner, you decide.  Here is one more of some type of presentation …


Nurses with Nuns_RTP_16 April 14   SFW

The nurse on the left side of the image is one that keeps showing up in some of the images, but I do not know who she is.  She just has a very familiar face for some reason or another, this was at least ten years before I was born so she would not have been someone that I would have known.  This is all of these that I am going to post now, I will save more for later posts.  If any of you nurses from the 1940’s recognize any of these girls, please let us hear from you.  Thanks again for looking and please check back … Frank

Another First Methodist Photo …

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First Methdist 1 _ RTP _ 8 April 14  SFW

This is not a great photo … it is not as sharp as I would like it to be.  I have several different variations of this view and I have been working on one for the longest trying to remove the telephone pole out of the photo.  I have about half taken out and I have spent too many hours on it already, but I will finish it one day.  In the mean time I thought that I would just throw this one out.  My father made this back when it snowed fairly hard in Pensacola back in February of 1958, I believe was the year.  If I am wrong, please correct me.  You also see in the corner on the right side of the frame,  the old furniture company building that now houses The Wright Place.  I wish I could remember the name of the old furniture company, but that was before my time.  I remember that Rhodes Furniture occupied the building on the other side of Wright Street across from Christ Church.  If anyone has any comments, please let us hear them and thanks for looking … Frank

NOTE:  The image that I mentioned in the above post is up on the blog and it does have the telephone pole in the image.  I have been working on taking it out and I will eventually.  I am not sure of the date that I posted it, but it is only about 20 or so posts back from this one.  You can go up to the ” search ” button on the top right side of this blog and type in ” First Methodist Church ” and it will pop up with a few other First Methodist posts … Thanks

First Flight Golf Balls …

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First Flight 1 _ 1959  _ RTP  SFW

These photos were taken back in 1959 out at Pensacola Country Club. The two guys above I have no names for the two guys in the photo above. By the way,  I am not even sure if they make First Flight golf balls anymore … the name does not ring a bell to me at all.  I am sure a couple of you old timers will remember hitting a First Flight ball with your wooden head driver.  I bet the young golfers will be surprised to know that before titanium heads on your drivers, they were made out of wood.  That seems like the dark ages now.  Here are some more photos of golfers, none of which are really familiar to me …

First Flight 6 _ Carroll Armstrong_RTP    SFW

First Flight 7 _ RTP   SFW

First Flight 9 _ RTP   SFW

First Flight 11 _ UK Golfer _ RTP   SFW

First Flight  5 _ Armstrong 2 _ RTP   SFW

First Flight _ Bob Ellsworth_RTP _ SFW

First Flight _ Jim Stamps _ RTP _ SFW

First Flight _ Ol Steely _ RTP   SFW

Bud Ellsworth, Jim Stamps and Carroll Armstrong are the golfers names.  I only know that because I read their names on their golf bags.  Now that I think about their names, they do sound remotely familiar.  Like I mentioned earlier, these photos were taken out at Pensacola Country Club and I know that the background has changed in the last fifty something years, so might give some of there old members something to reminisce about.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank


Hopkins Boarding House …

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Hopkins House 2 _ RTP 8 April 14 _ SFW

OK … I took these back about thirty years ago for Mrs. Hopkins, so technically they are not my father’s, but I thought that they were more relevant over here than over on my blog.  I cannot remember why she had me do these and as you can tell, since the parking lot is practically empty, these were made on the one day that they were closed … Monday.  I cannot tell you how many meals that I personally at here or how many meals that I carried out over a span of twenty or so years.  For a span of several years back in 1981, 82 and some of 83, I lived only a couple of blocks from here on Spring and Barcelona Streets.  This was the only restaurant that cooked and served liver that everyone seemed to enjoy.  And everyone knew about the fried chicken!  This place was around back in the 1940’s because my father used to tell a story of one of his friend’s that Mrs. Hopkins would not allow to eat there because he ate so much.  I cannot attest to that because I used to see some guys eat so much, I do not know how they were able to walk away.  Here are a couple of more views …


Hopkins  House 7 _ RTP _ 8 April 14 _ SFW

Hopkins House 3  _ RTP _ 8 April 14  _ SFW

Hopkins House 1 _ RTP _ 8 April 14 _ SFW

If these photos do not make your mouth water for some good home-cooked fried chicken, nothing will.  I can not remember if the place closed before Ed Hopkins died or it closed soon after it passed away, but I am sure that someone out there knows.  If I do not receive a dozen or so comments about these photos, I will be greatly disappointed.  If you never ate here, going to Golden Corral and Ryan’s does not even come close these days.  The one thing that I always liked was the fact you ate at a ” communal ” table with everyone.  I always enjoyed talking to strangers, so it never bothered me, but my wife was never comfortable with it all that much.  No, I am not going to run out to KFC or Church’s for a fried -chicken fix when I get through with this post.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank


Hopkins House 6  _ RTP_ 8 April 14 _ SFW

PS – I had one more of the north side of the house that I forgot to post earlier that showed the parking lot.  It did not hold a lot of cars, so you ended up parking in front of someone’s house several blocks away and walking.  The walk back to your car always took longer since you were always so full.  Thanks … Frank


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April 9, 2014 at 10:47 am

Out West on The Reservation …

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Out West at The Rez _ RTP _ 5 April 14 _ SFW

No clue where out West or what reservation that these Indians are on.  I am not sure of the year either, but I know that it is around 1958 or so.  I have several other negatives from this trip that I will find and see if they might give me a clue.  I have scanned a lot of negatives and transparencies recently, so that I have a good number of images to work up for this blog and for my personal blog.  Thanks again for looking and please check back … Frank

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April 6, 2014 at 10:43 am

First Flight …

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First Flight 1 _ 1959  _ RTP  SFW

No, this has nothing to do with airplanes, just golf balls.  I found several negatives that my father had made back in the 1950’s for the golf ball company First Flight.  I do not know if they still make this brand of golf ball anymore.  My years of playing golf ended a long time ago.  This is the only image that I worked up and I will post the rest at a later date.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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April 6, 2014 at 10:34 am

Southern Normal School …

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Southern Norman School  2  _ 10x8_RTP_SFW

I ran across this negative years ago and it did not do much for me, but when I ran across it the other day it looked more interesting.  I think that it the old Eastern Airline prop plane in the photo got my attention this time around.  The Southern Normal School is located in Brewton, AL, about 60 miles north of Pensacola.  I googled the school and found some history about the school.  I could not tell if it was still open, but I got the impression that it might be closed down.  I have no idea who the people in the photo are or what their purpose for the photo is other than capturing a memory of a trip.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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April 4, 2014 at 9:42 am

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