Posts Tagged ‘1930’s’
I ran across this negative years ago and just set it aside. Someone had brought me this print to copy back in the 1980’s and I made me an extra copy. This is the end of Palafox Street and I want to say that this is taken in the 1930’s. The strip of land on the back side would be where the Port Royal Development is built today. No idea who took the photo, but if anyone has any information on this image, please feel free to comment and share anything that you might know. Thanks for looking and please check back. One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2017 is to try and post several times a month. I have been busy with other ways to share my photography ( Instagram is the main one ) and have sort of ignored my two blogs. But no worry, I still have thousands of images to work through and post, so don’t give up on me yet.
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:
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
This first image of the Palafox Wharf in downtown Pensacola was made back in the 1930’s and this is strictly a guess. I found the negative in an old Kodak printing paper box that my father used to put negatives in once he was finished with it. My guess is that someone else had taken the photograph and had brought it to my father to make prints. That is only a guess and I doubt if we will ever know the story, but it shows Palafox Street in a different era … back when wind powered the ships. The strip of land on the far side is where the Port Royal development is now located. On the roof on one of the buildings in the top right of the image is a sign advertising ” Elebash Jewelery Co. ” so that might date the photo if someone knows when the sign was painted. The next photo was made in the 1950’s …
If someone can identify the year of the car parked out front, we might have a date for this photo. I am going to make a guess and say that the car is a Chrysler, but that is just a guess. This is Palafox Street in downtown Pensacola and like I mentioned earlier, I think that it sometime in the 1950’s. I personally do not remember ” Day’s Credit Clothing ” or the ” Quality Shoes ” shop next door. The last is a photo standing in the middle of Palafox at the Romana Street intersection.
This is looking north up Palafox and I am going to say sometime in the early 1970’s, maybe 1973. I am sure that someone out there can most likely tell us. It has really changed over the years. If anyone has any comments about the time-frame of any of these images, please comment. If anyone can remember any of these stores or anything else we would love to hear from you. Thanks again for all of the nice comments from everyone over on Facebook … it is nice to know that some local people enjoy remembering Pensacola and vicinity through the years. Thanks again for looking … Frank
I have the negative for this image filed as ” Football Team – Unknown “. I feel that it is probably from Pensacola High School, but I cannot be positive. But what interests me is the team’s equipment … the helmets look to be made of leather and there is no protective bar on the front of the helmet. I do not know what you call this protective piece that is worn on all of the helmets now days. Look at player number “36” seated on the front row. He looks like he is sporting some type of bandage over his left eye … must have taken a really bad hit, but it did not stop him. On the back row there are several players ( #56 for one ) that look like they are wearing a helmet from back in the 1930’s or 40’s for sure. The stadium suggests that this could have been PHS, but like I mentioned I am not sure. I know that there a few views out there that could tell me if this is PHS or not and maybe they will speak out and tell us. I just found this negative recently and it was loose in a box with a lot of other negatives that had no information either. However, like I have mentioned earlier, my main purpose is to share images that my father made and to show a much simpler time / era. If someone has any information, well that is great … icing on the cake so to speak. If not, you have an idea what your parent’s and grandparent’s lived through and endured. So maybe we don’t have it so bad after all, eh? Thanks for looking and as always all comments are welcomed and appreciated … Please check back … Frank
Do any of these people look familiar to you? The man on the far left looks vaguely familiar to me … no clue to the lady … the next guy, maybe and the guy on the end, no clue. The photo is torn in several places and is not in very condition and I can not even identify where the photo was made or what they are standing in front of. I have a feeling someone out there will recognize someone in this photo. To the people here in the panhandle, I hope that you made it through the rain storm unscathed and all right. For the people who did not, I feel for you … we lost our home in Hurricane Ivan, had more damage the following year with Dennis, so I know what you are going through. You just have to remember that time heals everything … that no matter how bad it looks today, it does get better. When ? Well. that is the $64,000 question. So good luck and if anyone knows any of these people, leave a comment. Thanks for looking … Frank
Not sure if this Mardi Gras photo is from the 1920’s or 30’s. All of the people on the float are wearing black masks for some reason, making them even more scarey. The man on the podium is giving someone in the krew the key to the city. I have seen some other photos similar to this one, but not with the key to the city being handed over. The man doing the handing could either be the Mayor of Pensacola or maybe the City Manager … someone important for sure. Who knows, it might even be a relative to Quint Studer or some other mover and shaker back then, If anyone knows anything about this photo or anything from this era, please share it with us. I am curious about this one. I also hope everyone is enjoying their Mardi Gras Tuesday and will make it to church tomorrow for Ash Wednesday, if they are not too hung-over. As always, all comments are welcomed and appreciated and please check back … Frank
One more thing, my father did not take this photo. I just had a copy negative that I scanned for this image. Someone must have brought him the photo to copy and make prints. If anyone has any idea who the photographer was, please let me know. Most photographers from this era put their mark somewhere on the print to identify the photographer / artist, but this print did not. I am sure that it was photographed with a view camera because of the sharpness. The photographers back during this time names could have been ” Bell “, ” Turpin ” and ” Cottrell ” and would have had their names somewhere on the negative or print if they had made the image. Thanks again ….