Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

A Few More From The Dons File …

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Team Secretary _ RTP _  SFW

These two images are ones that I found in my files from the Dons, but neither one have anything to do with the baseball team.  The photo above is the secretary / office manager / business manager … I guess she was the one that kept the wheels on the truck for the Dons.  Notice the bare concrete block walls in the office.  I do not believe that sheet rock was used in the construction industry until the late 1960’s or even the 1970’s.  I know that most houses built in the late 1950’s used a type of plaster over plywood on room walls.  If anyone is familiar with the construction industry in the 1950’s and 1960’s could tell us about the plaster walls and tell us when sheet rock started being used.  The photo envelopes in the right hand corner was the type of photo mailers used back in the 50’s.  I have one or two of these laying around, but I know I have not seen one used in thirty five years or so.  The photo below is one that was from the body building contest photos that I forgot to include.  I do not know who these guys are, but they look vaguely familiar … I am sure some one out there will recognize one of these guys.

Suits 1  _ 8x10 _ RTP _ SFW

One more thing, if anyone out there has a color photograph showing a player or the team, I would be interested in seeing the photo.  All of the photos that I have of the team are all black and whites.  I am interested in seeing what color the Dons team logo is on the player’s uniforms. Also, if anyone ever runs across a home movie made at one the Dons games, please let me hear from you.  It is funny that there can not be any film shot during a Dons game that is lying around in someone’s file cabinet  On the other hand, I do not think that the home movie business started until the 60’s.  You had color transparency film back in the 1950’s and a little in the 1940’s, however it was used mostly by the military and the magazine photographers.  Color film for the general consumer was not available until the 1960’s and I wanted to say mid-1960’s before it became common place.

Well, that is all I have for this post.  Let me hear from hear if you come across any color movie film or color photographs on the Dons.  I hope everyone has a safe Fourth of July.  It is hard to believe that 2014 is half over and that Christmas is just around the corner.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

 

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  1. That’s my mom. Janola Davis, wife of Fred Davis, the owner of Pensacola Dons. He and your dad were good friends. my mother hated to have her picture taken…so we have very few.

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    Dottie Kilpatrick

    June 13, 2015 at 8:49 am

    • Thanks for commenting Dottie. I sent you an email from my wife Facebook account and sent you my gmail account so we could correspond. I have a hand full of questions that I have accumulated over the years and am certain that you could answer a few … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      June 13, 2015 at 11:50 am


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