Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

1930’s Delchamps Basketball Team …

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Delchamps BasketBall Team _10x8_RTP_14 July 15 _ SFW

Back in the 1930’s, my father worked at Delchamps Grocery store when it was located at the corner of Garden and Baylen Streets.  He played on their basketball team and he is the guy standing, second on the right side of the photograph.  This photo might have been taken between 1932 and 1934.  He graduated from PHS in 1934, so I know that it was not after that time.  The photo was taken in the old gym that was located on the corner of Baylen and Belmont Streets, but it is no longer there.  Note the walk-around that surrounds the court behind the backboard.  I scanned this photo years ago and have been looking for it because it has the names of all of the players written on the back.  I am sure that there are some “old-timers” out there that will recognize some of the names.  Carter Photography on Palafox in downtown Pensacola made the photograph, but I just put my tag on it for identification.  This is also the original tone of the photograph and I did not bother to alter the color just because it looked interesting to me.  If anyone has any photographs of this old basketball gym, I would like to see them.  I am not sure if the building might have been the original YMCA before it moved to it’s present location on Palafox, but if anyone knows please comment.  Thanks for looking and as always, all comments are welcomed and appreciated.  Check back … Frank

OK … I have found the back of the above photo with the name of the players:

Back of Basketball Photo _ 8x10_24 Aug 15 _ SFW

The names are as follows: from the left – Delmar Jones, Clarence Dannelly, Murdock Campbell, Albert Swain, Mr Roberds_Manager, Mr Aiken_Frank’s Boss, Albert McLellan, Frank Hardy, Jack Britton.

Some of the names of the players I recognize – McLellan, Campbell, Dannelly are all familiar to me.  If anyone recognizes any of the other names, let me know.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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  1. What a great shot, Frank! ~Theadora (I also love the walk-around above the backboard.)

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    Theadora Brack

    July 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    • Thanks Theodora … I have neglected by blogs recently and have been using Instagram the last several weeks / months. If you get a chance, go see what I have been putting up there. There are a lot of images from Paris that people are putting up that are interesting. Thanks again for commenting … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      July 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      • Thanks, Frank. I’ll check it out! Thanks also for the Instagram push. I need to join!
        ~Theadora

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        Theadora Brack

        July 16, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      • The thing about Instagram is that it is mainly visual and for someone like you who has all of those beautiful images of Paris, I think that it would really be beneficial for you. Good luck and thanks again for commenting … Frank

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        Frank Hardy

        July 17, 2015 at 8:46 am

      • Ah, thanks, Frank! ~T.

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        Theadora Brack

        July 21, 2015 at 9:13 am

  2. Thank you! I didn’t know Delchamps had been around so long. Still miss those great stores.

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    dixies1@aol.com

    July 16, 2015 at 11:43 am

    • Dixie … Delchamps was out of Mobile and I do not believe that they are around anymore. The Delchamps that was in downtown Pensacola was maybe the only chain grocery store for years. Most were mom and pop type stores. I would be interested in knowing if anyone knows of any other grocery store chains in the area. This might have been before Kwik-Chek and Winn-Dixie. Thanks for commenting … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      July 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm


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