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Son Motors …

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Here is another image that I found in another ” Son Motors ” negative envelope.  After cleaning it up in Photoshop, it looked good but nothing too interesting.  So I ran it through a Lucis Art Filter to bring out all of the detail under the car, the brick wall, the attendant’s uniform and the equipment along the back wall.  I think that it gives images like this a different look and feel and makes the image more interesting to look at.   As usual, I have no clue who the man is.  I have several more images that I have put this effect on that I am going to post in the near future, so please check back.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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October 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm

The Rev. Henry Bell Hodgkins …

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These portraits of Rev. Henry Bell Hodgkins from Christ Church on Wight Street were made back in the 1950’s.  I went to Episcopal Day School from 1958 to 1965 and Rev. Hodgkins was there at the church during this time, so remember him fairly well.  He was a big man with a big voice … you could hear him from the pews in the back as well as you could hear him from the ones up front.  And this was before the days of sound systems!  He was also extremely nice and was friendly to all of us kids … I can never remember him being mad or angry the whole time I was there.  Here are a few more of him …

This last image is how I remember him, more than the other three.  I do not think that I have ever seen any of these images all of the years that I have been going down to the church … even though it has been years since I have gone to the church offices.  I posted one of these photos on the old site, but I do not believe that I posted all four of them.  Thanks for looking …

Morrison’s Cafeteria …

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How many of you can remember Morrison’s Cafeteria down on Romana  and Jefferson Streets?   I can, but I cannot remember it ever looking like this.  They must have remodeled it in the 1960’s, because I do not remember it ever looking like this.  On the left side of this photo, you can see the old Pensacola Buggy Works Automobile Dealership in the background that was owned by the Turner family.  It is now a parking lot for Seville Quarter.  Below is another view of the exterior of Morrison’s …

I had posted these two photos above on my old blog, the two below are new.  I have found several others, but they need some work and I will get to them later.  First, here is one of the dining room …

I never remember the dining room looking like this.  I am not sure of the year, but I would imagine that it was sometime in the 1950’s.  Next is one of the kitchen …

It looks as if one of the ladies in the back on the right side is sitting down shelling peas or peeling potatoes.  This was before the day of everything being processed and frozen, so everything had to fresh from the farm.  All comments are welcomed, so feel free to share them with us and thanks for looking …

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April 29, 2012 at 10:25 am

Downtown in a Hurricane …

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This is looking west at the intersection of Garden Street and Palafox Street.  You see the Blount Building on the left side of the photo and the corner of the San Carlos is on the right side.  Next to the Blount Building is Marston – Quina Furniture store.  The showrooms were on different floors and you would ride the freight elevator to get to each floor.  It was a real highlight for a ten year old kid … our cousins the St. Johns owned the business, so when I went with dad ( or mother ) to visit them, I got to ride the elevator up and sown for what seemed like hours … the high-light of my day!   I do not know what hurricane this was when my father made this photo, but I have posted one other one looking down Palafox Street during this same storm.  Not sure of the year, but I am sure it was the mid 1950’s.  Thanks for looking …

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April 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Fiesta Parade …

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Here is another Fiesta Parade photo … I would just guess this to be 1959.  It is a decent shot of downtown Pensacola looking south on Palafox.  Thanks for looking …

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April 3, 2012 at 8:40 pm

The Harbor View Restaurant …

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The Harbor View Restaurant used to be in the old Municipal Auditorium at the foot of Palafox Street that was torn down at the end of the 1990’s to make way for the Plaza DeLuna.  This restaurant was before my time … I believe it operated in the 1950’s and 60;s, but I am not exactly sure of the dates.  And, I am not really sure who owned or operated the business.   One thing that I can tell you just judging from this photo, the place must have been first class!  I have found several other photos of the interior that my father made, however I could not put my hans on them now.  When I do run across them again, I will set them aside and post them.  If anyone has any comments about the place, please share them with us … Thanks for looking

Taylor Hardware …

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Not exactly sure where this store was located, but I am sure that it was located in downtown Pensacola.  For some reason I want to say it is Garden and Jefferson Street, but that is only a guess.   If anyone has a clue, please let us know.  Thanks for looking …

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August 16, 2011 at 6:45 pm

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