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Fun on Pensacola Beach in the 1940’s …

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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 …


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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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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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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

Nurses Out Front Of Sacred Heart Hospital 1940’s …

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These two nurses are standing out front on the lawn of the old Sacred Heart Hospital …in the background  to the left you see the base of the marble stairs.  As usual, I have no clue who these young ladies are.  I have had this photo lying around for years and have just never posted it for some unknown reason.  If anyone has a clue who these nurses are, please feel free to share it with us.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Harry James In Pensacola …

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The tall guy with the black jacket is Harry James, famous trumpet player and band leader.  What he was doing in Pensacola, as well as who the other people in the photo are, is a mystery to me.  In fact, the only thing that I knew about Harry James was that he was the first big-band leader to hire Frank Sinatra back in 1939.  Here is a link to his Wikipedia site.  I also saw that he was married to Betty Gable at one time in his life … that I am impressed with.  Betty Gable, I believe, had the number 1 pin-up / photo for the guys in WW II.  If anyone recognizes any of the other people in the photo, please let us know.  Also, if he was in Pensacola to play a concert or whatever, let us know.  Thanks for looking … Frank

Sacred Heart Hospital Nurses From The 1940’s …

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No names, I just thought that this was just a nice photo of a nurse out front on the steps of the Old Sacred Heart Hospital.  I had scanned 30 or 40 images from the 1940’s at the hospital back in February, but just never got around to doing anything with them.  So, I thought that I would post a few of them now and see if anyone might recognize any of the girls or maybe the nuns.  Here is another …


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Some type of luncheon or dinner, you decide.  Here is one more of some type of presentation …


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The nurse on the left side of the image is one that keeps showing up in some of the images, but I do not know who she is.  She just has a very familiar face for some reason or another, this was at least ten years before I was born so she would not have been someone that I would have known.  This is all of these that I am going to post now, I will save more for later posts.  If any of you nurses from the 1940’s recognize any of these girls, please let us hear from you.  Thanks again for looking and please check back … Frank

Coke Machine …

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There are several reasons for posting this image of an old Coke machine … the first and main reason is the ten cents above the coin slot.  I can not remember a Coke ever being ten cents, I believe I can remember it being a quarter, but I am not positive on that.  The next is the style of the Coke machine itself.  I can barely remember lifting a slot like the one above to get a drink out.  I remember the drink box better where you lift up the top and then slide your bottle to the end to work your drink out.  The kids today reallt have it rough when they have to put a couple of bills in to get their drink out and don’t even think about getting a Coke out of a machine in Orlando / DisneyWorld!  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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March 28, 2014 at 5:42 pm

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