Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Boy Blowing Bubbles in the Backseat …

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Boy Blowing Bubbles 1 _ Correct Scan _ RTP 2 _21 Nov 14_Lucis_Best _SFW

Ok, Ok … I made a mistake on the last ” Boy Blowing Bubbles ” image and I did scan it backwards.  I thought that it was sort of interesting that someone was driving an auto brought over from England since the steering wheel was located on the right side.  However, after Rusty noticed it and said that the image was backward, I went back and rescanned it correctly and worked it up.  I also did another negative that was in the envelope that I did not bother working up and posting earlier.  The detail in the car’s body is more interesting than the bubbles that the boy is blowing, which do not really show up all that well.  The car is parked on DeSoto Street in front of the offices on the side.  My father’s first studio was located here before he moved across the street to 12th Avenue, so this was made in the late 1940’s.  Next is another view straight on of the boy blowing bubbles and you see the north side of the old Sacred Heart Hospital in the background …


Boy Blowing Bubbles 2 _ Lucis and Sharp_RTP_21 Nov 14  _Crop 2 _ SFW

I do not know the make or model of the automobile, but it looks like it is brand new or it had just been washed and waxed.  As mentioned in the earlier post, I have no idea who this boy is but some of you out there might recognize the boy.  Thanks for looking and keeping me straight … if you ever notice a glaring mistake like I had made earlier, please let me know … Frank

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  1. The label on the rear fender looks like Dynaflow which I believe would make the car a Buick.


    Robert W. Hastings

    December 1, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    • Thanks for that … I had someone email me and said that the car was a Buick, but I just have not had the time to update the post. The car must have been new or the owners had just washed and waxed the car. The thing that I thought was so interesting is all of the reflections on the car. The bubbles do not really show up all that well in the first photo. Another thing that struck me is that here you have this kid entertaining himself blowing bubbles and now the kids of today have to have a tablet or a cell phone to occupy their time. Even more surprising is that the kid blowing bubbles seems to be enjoying himself. Times are really changing. Thanks again for writing and please check back … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      December 2, 2014 at 8:17 am

      • Love this photo. I suspect someone had recently done a masterful “simonize” wax job on the Buick. It looks like it is a 1950 Buick Roadmaster, The 1950 Roadmasters had 4 “ventiports” in the hood. The lesser 1950 models only had 3 ports. Earlier late 1940s Buicks with this body style had the ports in the fenders. Thanks again for posting all of these old photos taken in Pensacola. I really enjoy them.


        Wayne Craig

        December 26, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      • Thanks Wayne for the comment … Frank


        Frank Hardy

        December 31, 2014 at 8:34 am

  2. Yes I figured you would be busted on the reverse mistakes??nothing is never done. Keep up your good work. I have been here since 1948 from Ga. My mother was Supervisor at maternity hospital My dad installed the 1st Air Conditioning on the Navy Base. Peace to you & Yours. John.

    Sent from my iPad, John Oilwell Sanders 850-982-4706


    John Arthur Sanders

    November 24, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    • Thanks for writing … you lost me on the ” no mistakes ” comment. I do not believe that I ever made a comment about not making mistakes, since I joke about saying that my life has always been a series of mistakes. I always tell my wife that I accept full responsibility for my foul-ups and anything others that anyone wants to throw my way. Thanks again for commenting and please check back … I hope you have a happy holidays … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      November 25, 2014 at 9:09 am

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