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Port of Pensacola …

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Pensacola Port 1956 _ RTP _ 13 April 15 _ SFW

Here are some more images of the Port of Pensacola from back in the 1950’s.  I had posted some others a year or so back of men working in this warehouse that I thought looked fairly interesting..  There are some more but they are mostly of people at what looks to be a cocktail party or something and I do not know who any of the people are in them.  Here we go …


Pensacola Port 1956 _ RTP _ 13 April 15 _ SFW2

Pensacola Port 1956 _ RTP_13 April 15 _ SFW

A primary product at the Port of Pensacola during this time was fertilizer I have been told.  Not really sure if it was imported or exported, but I am sure that someone out there will know and can enlighten us.  One thing that I do not want to hear is how the Port has been awash in red – ink for the last fifty years … I am fairly sure that the Port was in the black for a few years back in the 1960’s.  I also do not want to hear from any nay-sayers that the Port should be closed down and made into condos like that did at the foot of Palafox Street.  That project has turned out great or at least it looks great.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Another One From The Port of Pensacola …

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Pensacola Port 5_RTP 1 _ Best _ 7 Jan 15    _ SFW

This is one taken in a warehouse down at the Port of Pensacola from back in the 1950’s, maybe around 1955.  I had posted another one like it with another man bending over loading a sack with this nitrate in the photo, but I removed him in this image.  I have always thought that this photo had an interesting look to it.  I ran it through the Lucis Art filter in Photoshop to add some contrast to an otherwise “flat” image.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Port of Pensacola 1957 …

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Pensacola Port 2_Crop 2_RTP _SFW

Pensacola Port 5_RTP 1 _ SFW

These two images were made in one of the warehouses that was located down at the Port of Pensacola back in the 1950’s.   That is a fertilizer called ” Chilean Nitrate” that used to be shipped in and out of the Port.  There are ten negatives or so in the negative  envelope and I have only worked up these two.  The two images above look as if they would have been printed on photographic paper… pretty much straight photographic prints.   The two below are the same images, but I have also ran them through the Lucis Art Filter in Photoshop that I have talked about earlier in this blog.   The details in the shadow parts of the image are brought out and parts of the image that you might overlook are brought to the fore-front.

Pensacola Port 2_Crop 2_RTP _ Lucis_SFW

Pensacola Port 5_RTP 1 Lucis _ SFW

I like the contrast better in the second set of  images, but really do not care for the guy filling the sack on the left side, so I might remove him in the future.  The people in the photos  add a sense of scale and you can tell how large the warehouse is.  I have an image of it empty and I will post it once I have cleaned it up.  Thanks for looking … I have been scanning new negatives that I have just recently found over the last few days ( several hundred ) and I will have a lot of new posts in the next few months.  As usual, all comments are welcomed and appreciated … thanks again, Frank

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March 20, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Port of Pensacola …

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I ran across this aerial a year or so back, but never wanted to spend the time to clean it up.  It is an interesting view of the Port of Pensacola because it is shot from the east looking back to the west.  Most of the aerial views that I have posted before always seemed to be looking north up Palafox or from the west looking back to the east.  You even have a decent view of Seville Square, even though it looks to be all trees and not much of a park.  I have no date for this image, but I would say early 1950’s.  Anyone know a date, please speak out …

Written by Frank Hardy

July 4, 2011 at 7:14 pm

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