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Pensacola in the 1950’s …

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The first photo is one of Ginn’s Restaurant  that was on the corner of 12th Avenue and Gonzalez Streets.  You see the old Winn-Dixie Grocery Store to the west and the old Sacred Heart Hospital would be across 12th Avenue to the east just out of the frame of the photo.  This photo is a panorama image made with a Wide-Lux camera that my father owned and was burnt up in the fire, which will be another post very shortly.  Here is the image …

12th and Gonzalez _ Looking South 9_19_14   SFW

How about that old Cadillac parked out front on 12th Avenue?    The next is just a parade shot from a Fiesta Parade back in 1955 … nothing spectacular about the image ( the Cadillac in this image is carrying the then Governor of Florida – LeRoy Collins )  and I have a better view somewhere in this blog already.  But the reason that I am mentioning that here and now is that I just found movie film that my father shot of the 1953 and 1954 Fiesta Parades.  Not the three inch reels , but full ten inch reels.  And in Color! No sound though.  I know that it can be transferred over to digital, but all of the quotes have been in the hundreds of dollars per reel and I am not that interested in spending the money right now.  However, that does not mean that I won’t in the future … we will have to just wait and see.  Here is the image …

1955 Fiesta Parade on Palafox

Just imagine all of those horses and riders and cars moving across the screen in COLOR!  For the time, this will have to do … but who knows what the future will bring?  I have posted quite a few images from this vantage point ( ground level ) that my father has taken in the past.  If you type ” LeRoy Collins ” in search field above on the right side, it should pop up … I have not tried it yet, but I am pretty sure it should because I know it is posted somewhere on this blog.

Thanks for taking the time and looking … I have been busy lately and I have neglected this site and my personal photography blog, but I have several ready to post and will get around to posting them shortly … Thanks for all the comments also … Frank

Fiesta Parade 1956 …

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Fiesta 1956_16 DeLuna Group_RTP_1_13_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_15_RTP_1_13_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_14_Young Twirlers_RTP_1_13_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_13_RTP_1_13_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_11_RTP_1_13_13   SFW

These are from the Fiesta Parade of 1956.  I do not have any comments about any of these … they are pretty much self – explanatory.  The first photo below is of the car carrying the Governor of Florida at the time – LeRoy Collins.  There is a photo of him in an earlier post and it might have been taken before the parade started …

Fiesta 1956_12_Gov Collins_RTP_1_13_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_10_RTP_1_12_13     SFW Fiesta 1956_9_RTP_1_12_13    SFW Fiesta 1956_8_RTP_1_12_13    SFW Fiesta 1956_7_RTP_1_12_13    SFW Fiesta 1956_6_RTP_1_12_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_5_RTP_1_12_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_4_RTP_1_12_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_3_RTP_1_12_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_2_RTP_1_12_13   SFW Fiesta 1956_1_RTP_1_12_13   SFW

I think that there are 16 photos in this post and I believe that I broke it up on the other blog that I had, but since I did not have any comments or information about any of these images … I just decided to post them all.  If anyone recognizes any of these groups or people, please let us hear from you.  Thanks for looking … Frank

Governor Leroy Collins …

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This is a photograph my dad made of then Governor Leroy Collins when he was here back in the 1950’s for the Fiesta.  I have  a photo of him riding in a car in the parade that I will find and post later.  I wish I had more to add … as usual, all comments are welcomed.  Thanks for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

July 31, 2011 at 11:23 am

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