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Fiesta Parade 1955 …

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Fiesta Parade 1955  6_RTP_14 April 13_Lucis_SFW

These are two from the Fiesta Parade of 1955.  I just found them the other day and they show downtown Pensacola very well.  I have scanned them all, but have only worked up these two, but they are in good shape, so I will post the rest in a few weeks.  This looks like a float with the Kid’s Court, but that is just my guess, since I do not see a name on the float.

Fiesta Parade 1955  9  _ RTP_ 3 Apr 13 _ SFW

Here are a couple of clowns … notice that they are on Palafox Street next to Christ Church and that Palafox at this time was still paved with bricks.  I have no idea who these clowns are, but everyone around them are smiling, so they must be doing their jobs.  My all-time favorite clowns were the guys from the jail that were always the last ones in the parade scooping up after the horses … I wish my dad would have taken some photos of them.  They always made me laugh and I told my mother that I wanted to be just like those guys, since they always looked like they were having so much fun!  My mother always told me that I should have some higher aspirations, but at five, I did not know what she was talking about.  Only later … Thanks for looking and commenting … Frank

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April 16, 2013 at 11:28 am

PHS Graduating Class of 1934 …

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PHS Graduates 1933_RTP_4x5_15 Jan 13 _ SFW

This is a photo of the old Pensacola High School that was located at the top of Palafox Street, one block up from where the First Baptist Church is located.  In fact, part of First Baptist’s parking lot is this location.  My father had made  a 16×20 photograph of the school and got everyone to  sign it at one of their reunions.  When my father graduated in 1934, PHS did not have a yearbook that year … all that they had was a sheet of paper with all of the graduate’s names and their activities they were involved in.  I do not know if this was because of the Depression or what the reason was.  The photo is fairly sharp and if you click on the photo, it will open up in another window larger and you can see the name a little clearer.  Thanks for looking … FRank

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January 26, 2013 at 9:53 am

The “New” Medical Center Clinic on Palafox Street …

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Medical Center 4_Retouching Done_SFW Logo_ Dec 2012

This a photograph of the first Medical Center Clinic that is located over on Palafox Street.  It has been abandoned for years and has really fallen into a state of disrepair.   The original scan is posted below …

Medical Center 4_No Retouching  _SFW_ Dec 2012

As you can tell, I removed the people from the side of the building and the telephone poll out front.  I probably would also have removed the street sign next to the telephone, but I wasted to much time on the telephone pole.  For future reference … there is not a magic wand in Photoshop that magically removes people and objects without leaving any traces.  It takes a lot of selecting, cutting, pasting, masking and blending to get these photos to look like the top photo.  Most people do not realize hoe much work is entailed to get all of this to blend seamlessly and to look believable.  I have shown one image of the Hotel San Carlos that I have a before and after view … at some point I might put together all of the steps involved in creating these images.  Thanks for looking and let me hear what you think … Frank

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January 8, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Palafox Street around 1925 …

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This is  Palafox Street looking north from around Wright Street.  The building that you see up on the right side about a block used to be the old YMCA building.   The hill looks a lot steeper today than it did back around 1924 or 1925 when this photograph was made.  This is one that someone had brought to me to copy and I saved a negative for myself.  I have no idea who the photographer was since there were no markings on the print.  Notice that the street was paved with bricks.  You can barely make out the Confederate Monument at the top of the hill.

NOTE:  If you click on the photograph, it will open up on it’s own page.  I uploaded this image as an 8×10, so you can see all the detail in the print.  The majority of the images I upload are sized as 4×5’s and are low resolution for the web.  This image is a much larger file, however it took a while for it to upload and is a large file … too large really for the internet, since it takes longer for it to load.  I thought I would just let you know, in case you never bother to click on the image to see it enlarged.  Thanks … Frank

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August 16, 2011 at 7:46 pm

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