Frank Hardy Photography


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I have created this blog to show examples of my photography … both past and present.  I have had some people tell me that blogs are dead and that everyone uses Facebook these days, but I just do not believe it.  Facebook has too many distractions and there is so much going on, you loose focus on the main reason you went to someone’s page … to see their photography!   I also have another blog showing my father’s photography:  .  You may also go to:  to purchase prints of  some of the black and white photos and color photos  for wall decor.  Feel free to call me at 850-449-1279 with any questions you might have.  Thanks for looking – Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

June 12, 2010 at 3:55 pm

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  1. Hello Mr. Hardy,

    I am a local historian. Your blog came up during a search for Son Buick. You noted you did not know who the owners were – they were Jac A. and Lillian J. Son as listed in Pensacola’s Polk City Directory. The car dealership was at 221 North Palafox Street from the early 1920s until after 1955. It is the 1 1/2 story building that is attached to Episcopal Day School on the south wall.

    I am putting together a history of the building that once housed Son Motors (Originally Son Buick – the name changed by 1937) and would like to use some of your images giving you (or your father) full credit as the photographer. Do you allow such use?

    Cindie Catellier



    January 20, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    • I emailed you earlier and anything that I can do to help, please let me know … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      January 26, 2013 at 9:03 am

      • Hello Mr. Hardy,

        I enjoy your photos and your father’s photos as well. Do you think you have a picture of the interior of the Rex or the building when it was the Rhodes Collins Furniture Store (before 1930)? Poor quality or not.

        You probably know that a local church purchased the building and Carter Quina is renovating it. While the outside of the building has been well documented it has been difficult to find interior pictures. I thought of you and your blog with all of its treasures.


        Cynthia Catellier Historic Consultant Adjunct Instructor Pensacola State College Twitter @whatsthehistory



        January 28, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      • Thanks for writing … In 1930, my father was only 15 years old and had been in downtown Pensacola for 5 years, so I would say no. Do not forget the Pensacola Historical Society, Jackie down there can help you with your research … with all of their files of prints, magazines and books, they should have something. The only thing that I have run across is a negative of the concession stand from around 1950 something. I have a site on Zenfolio that I sell images from this blog. If I do not have it up on the site, I can upload the image and you could order a print from them and they would mail it to you in several days.

        Thanks for the kind words … if I do anything to help and make some money to pay for these blogs, I am happy to do what I can. If you have any other questions or comments, please ask.

        Keep in touch …



        Frank Hardy

        January 29, 2014 at 10:45 am

      • Thanks for responding. I believe I have seen the concession stand photo, well there is one photo of a 50s modern wall. PHS does not have any interior photos. WFHPI has some taken after Ivan.

        I remembered your blog and figured it was an unexplored option – worth a try!

        Thanks again.

        Cindie Catellier



        January 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm

  2. I love your pics. I think a blog is better than FB.



    February 15, 2014 at 10:45 am

    • Thank you very much for the kind words … I agree 100% with you. I still have yet to figure out the love for Facebook, other than the fact that you have access to so many people. But to me it is distracting … when you see a familiar name, you click on it and before you know it, you have progressed so far from where you have started and I have a hard time returning. I know that I could reach more people if I worked or linked to Facebook. When I started this several years ago, it was mainly just to put my work out in conjunction with the other blog I put out on my father’s photography. There is a link on the side of this blog that will take you there if you are interested. Thanks for taking the time to comment and please check back. I have over 30 years of files that I go back into and pull things out when I see something in the news that my past / present work can relate to … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      February 15, 2014 at 11:40 am

      • Good morning,

        I too received the email commenting on your blog. I did not write the comment. Your blog is great from my perspective.


        Cindie Catellier



        February 15, 2014 at 11:45 am

      • I am sorry … I do not know what I did. Please disregard the message and thanks for letting me know you received it. I thought that I had directed it to someone else who had emailed me. I do appreciate you viewing my blog and commenting … Frank


        Frank Hardy

        February 15, 2014 at 11:59 am

      • Oh and FYI, I don’t use Facebook. So I would not be able to access your blog if you were to move it to FB.

        Cindie Catellier



        February 15, 2014 at 11:47 am

  3. Frank,
    I’ve been searching the pictures your father took of the Old Sacred Heart Hospital nursing school that you have posted. I was wandering if there are more pictures that are not posted yet and if so, are the pictures dated so that you know where to find a particular year? I am interested in finding pictures of the class of 1943, a class picture would be good. Also I am interested in the class of 1935, though I don’t know if your father had yet started taking photographs at this time, but I’m thinking maybe he did. I had two Aunts who both graduated, one n 1935 and my other Aunt in 1943 from the nursing school. Next year 2015, marks the 100th anniversary that the old hospital was built and the first graduating class of the nursing school! It will also be the 80th anniversary of my Aunts’ graduation (1935) from the school! I am doing some family genealogy research so I’m hoping there are pictures in the Hardy collection. The old hospital has always been of great interest to me since in later years I walked those same hallways my Aunts walked, and I also graduated from there when it was Pensacola School of Liberal Arts. My mother also attended the nursing school with my aunt in 1940, but she did not finish, so I know I won’t find any more pictures of my mother. But I do have a photograph (studio picture) of my mother and her sister in their student nursing uniforms, but I do not know if it’s a Frank Hardy, Sr photo or not. I’m not sure I have the original or not, but would the photo have the Hardy name on it if it is a Hardy photo? I have quite a history in my family with the Old Sacred Hospital building.


    Tracy Ward

    April 24, 2014 at 11:27 am

  4. Hi Frank,

    Here are a few photo scenic areas in the San Diego area. I think you will find a lot of interesting people/places in these areas.

    Gaslamp downtown, Balboa Park, Coronado (Orange Ave), Little Italy, Embarcadaro, Shelter Island, Point Loma Lighthouse&Fort Rosecrans Natl Cemetery, UCSD, Mt Soledad(for scenic view of SD).



    Joe Arbona

    August 18, 2015 at 9:06 pm

  5. hello^^

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    we want use your site’s pic for data screen.
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    Gayeon Lee

    September 10, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    • What do you pay? Thanks … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      September 27, 2015 at 5:45 pm

  6. Please is your mom, Bah, still alive?



    January 12, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    • My mother’s name was Madelyn. I have never heard of a “Bah” before. Sorry. Could be another Frank Hardy, there are several more out on the Internet…


      Frank Hardy

      January 12, 2017 at 6:01 pm

  7. Hi Frank! I was looking through your posted photography and came across the Fiesta Parade taken in downtown Pensacola. It shows Muldon Motors and the San Carlos Hotel. James Michael Muldon was my great great grandfather. Muldon Motors was his company. He built the San Carlos Hotel in 1910. I would love to order a print if possible as a gift for my father. Thank you for the fantastic images.



    March 5, 2017 at 1:44 pm

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