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Bret Harte’s Cabin …

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Brett Hart Cabin_5x5_8 Aug 15 _ S F I

My father made this photo on one of his trips out west to visit his sister in the 1940’s and 50’s.  I Googled “Bret Harte” a while back and I think I remember it saying that he was a writer out in California.  Here is a link to his Wikipedia site and I was correct about him being a writer.  I have seen this old photo for fifty years and never really thought much about it, but I  scanned the print and decided to post it just because I had it ready.  The only significance to me is that this is my 400th post on this blog.  I would guess that I have over 600 photos posted and it could be more since many posts have more than two images and a few have over ten.  When I started I had only planned to put up one image per post, then I started finding more and more images that were related.  In an effort to streamline my posts, I just thought that it would be easier to include all of the images that were related.  My only real goal out of this blog was to just share all of these images that I came across as I sorted through the thousands that I had of my father’s.   At some point in time in the future, I am going to try and put together a book of a lot of these image and see what type of response I get.  But that is for another time … Thanks for looking and if anyone has been to see Bret Harte’s cabin, let us hear from you.  For all I know it might have fallen down or it might have gotten burned up in all of the fires that they are having all over the state of California.  And if anyone has read any of Mr. Harte’s books, let us know what you think.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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September 15, 2015 at 11:58 am

Unknown Football Team …

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Football Team_No Info _ RTP _ 11 Mar 15  _ SFW 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

A Few More From The Old Sacred Heart Hospital …

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Doctor and Patient _ RTP _ SFW

Here is a doctor and his patient discussing his upcoming surgery.  Or that is what it looks like to me.  I wonder when the doctor’s stopped using / wearing those things around their head to look into your throat or whatever part of your body that they were examining.  In fact, I hope someone out there can tell us what the name of that thing is that the doctor is wearing and what it’s purpose actually is.  I have often wondered what those things are called when I watch an old movie from the 1930’s or 40’s and you see the doctor wearing one.  Next is a couple of patients sitting outside in their wheelchairs …

 

Wheel Chairs  _ RTP _ SFW

This was taken on the south side of the hospital where the emergency rooms entrance was located.   I have to say that these wheelchairs look to be some of the first one’s ever designed and built.  That is all I have for today.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Douglas Fairbanks ….

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Douglas Fairbanks Grave  _ RTP _ 29 Jan 15 _ SFW

Here lies the resting place of one of America’s most famous swashbucklers … Douglas Fairbanks.  The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood and  too many more to mention.  This is a link to his Wikipedia site and you can read all about him here.  He died in 1939, so no telling how much this cost back then, but I am impressed and I have never been here!  I ran across more negatives from his trips out west and will be posting more in the near future.  If you want to share your Douglas Fairbanks memories, please feel free.  I love a good Fairbanks story as well as the next person … Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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January 29, 2015 at 9:40 am

1940’s Street Scene …

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Street Somewhere _ RTP_ 22 Jan 15 _ SFW

I did not know what to call this photo since I did not know where this street scene is located.  The thing that attracted me was all of the old cars on the street … it looks like a movie set to me.  I do not know the date, but I would guess that it might be in the 1940’s just from looking at the cars .  It could be some street out in California because of the palm trees lining the road.  If anyone has any idea where this could be, let us hear from you … Thanks for looking … Frank

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January 22, 2015 at 8:49 am

Pro-Golfers Back In The 1940’s …

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Byron Nelson _ RTP _ SFW

The above photo is of Byron Nelson.  The next one is of Sam Snead …

 

Jug and Sammy Sneads _ RTP _ SFW

The guy in the background is Jug McSpadden with Sam Snead in the foreground.  The next two are  golfer Craig Wood …

 

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I do not know which golf course these gofers were playing … back in the 1940’s, I believe that the only two courses in the area were either NAS or Pensacola Country Club.  I am pretty sure that Osceola was not around in the 1940’s and Scenic Hills was not built until the 1960’s.  I am sorry that I do not have anymore information, but someone out there might remember these golfers passing through Pensacola.  I am fairly sure that they were playing an exhibition, since Pensacola did not have a professional tournament until the 1960’s.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 24, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Nurses At Sacred Heart Hospital In The 1940’s …

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Nurses By Flag_RTP _ SFW

Staying in the 1940’s, I scanned some prints that my father had made at the old Sacred Heart Hospital.  The three that I am posting are ones that I just scanned in the past several days … mostly because they did not require too much Photoshop work to get ready to put up on this site.  This first one has always been interesting to me and for some reason or another I have just never gotten around to scan it.  The next is a group of nurses on the steps out front of the hospital …

 

Nurses Out Front of Hospital   _ RTP _ SFW

Note all of the ivy on the walls out front of the hospital and also notice the round globe lights … I do not think that I have seen these before, maybe I have but I just do not recall at the moment.  The last one is of the nurses in the nursery with a newborn …

 

Nurses in Nursery _ RTP _ SFW

Notice the ” S C ” on the nurses pocket that stands for ” Sister’s of Charity “, the order that ran the hospital.  I wish I had more information to share with you about these images, but maybe someone out there might recognize some of the nurses in these photos and know something to share with us.  I will say that these images from the 1940’s and earlier are all prints that I scan … that accounts for the color of the images, which I think is interesting.  I could take the color out in Photoshop, but for some reason I like the color and tone of the images.  I will not necessarily that they have aged this color as much as I believe some where printed on a ” warm ” tone paper.  The images that are more black and white might have been printed on a ” cold ” tone paper.  Thanks for looking and if you know anything about any of these images, please feel free to comment.  Thanks for looking … Frank

Fun on Pensacola Beach in the 1940’s …

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Beach Fun  - Group  _  RTP   _ SFW

No, this was not staged recently to make it look like it was made back in the forties …it was actually  made sometime in the late 1940’s, I am not sure of the year.  Maybe some of could tell from the bathing suits that the girls are wearing.  The men’s suites look like they could have been bought with in the last few years.  I would guess that this shot was taken at Casino Beach looking at the buildings in the background.  I have one more beach photo …

 

Beach Fun _ Girl  _RTP _ 12 Nov 14 _ SFW

The above image was toned and I did not bother trying to make it match the previous group image.  As usual, I have no clue who any of the people in the photos are.  The only sure thing that I know is that they were made on Pensacola Beach.   The thing that really catches my eye is how wide the beach is in these photos … it looks as if it could be several blocks from the water to where the buildings start.  Now when you go to Pensacola Beach, in some areas it doesn’t seem to be a hundred feet from the road to the Gulf.  I bet there was not any beach re-nourishment program going on back then, in fact, I would wager that if you had told someone back in the 1940’s if you were going to spend millions of dollars to build the beach up … they would have said that it would only wash away in a year or so, if that long.  Better not let any of the ” brains ” on  the Santa Rosa Island Authority Board hear about that!  Next thing you know they will be subsidizing concerts on Pensacola Beach with tax-payers money!!!  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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November 12, 2014 at 11:21 am

Yogi Begging For Food …

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Out West 2_RTP_7 Nov 14 SFW

Yes, ladies and gentlemen … that is a bear ( it could be Yogi or maybe BooBoo ) stopping this car and is begging for food.  This was back in the 1940’s when bears were nice and friendly and you were not scared of a bear ripping your arm out it’s socket or attacking you for no apparent reason.  Why, I bet this bear would even let you rub his head and the worst thing that could happen would be him slobbering on you or giving you a big old bear kiss.  I long for the good old days … how about you?  I imagine that this was out in Yellowstone National Park or maybe Yosemite Park.  Let me hear you bear stories … I know that some of you out there have had to run across a friendly bear or two in your travels.  Thanks for looking and that is all for now … Frank

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November 7, 2014 at 6:29 pm

City of Baton Rouge …

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Ferry_City of Baton Rouge_RTP_7 Nov 14 _SFW

The name on this ferry says ” City of Baton Rouge ” and all of the vehicles look to be from the 1940’s.  This must have been from one of my father’s trips out West to see his sister.  I would guess that this is the Mississippi River just by the name of the car ferry.  I have no other information than what I have written and as usual, it could be all wrong.  Maybe someone viewing this blog might have some comment about this ferry’s location, etc, etc.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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November 7, 2014 at 5:54 pm

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