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World’s Fair 1964 in Color …

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Here are a few more from my New York World’s Fair 1964 file.  The first is a color photo of the Unisphere in color at night.  When we were there, my father had bought me a little statue of the globe that I still have today.  I made some photos of it several years ago and posted them.  I found the folder that they were stored in and pulled a file out to include in this post.  Here are the images …

Unisphere Color_RTP_6x4_24  Aug 16_SFW

IMG_5816 Globe 1  _ SFW

The next is a 4×5 transparency that I ran across on the internet and purchased of the Florida Pavilion under construction.  Nothing great, but it got my attention and I thought that it was interesting so I purchased it.  I cannot remember going to the pavilion when we there, but that does not really mean much since I was only eleven at the time.  I think that going to see It’s a Small World was the highlight of the trip for me.

Worlds Fair Florida Best_5x5_24 Aug 16_Logo SFW

That is it for now.  I still have been posting mostly on my Instagram site … frankphardy … and have still neglected my blogs for the past few months.  I still plan on keeping them though and I am trying to put together another Frank Hardy Photography web site.  I will get back with you that and thanks for looking ….

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August 31, 2016 at 9:10 am

1964 World’s Fair in New York City …

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Misc View _12x8_All Most Check Before Printing_16 July 16_SFW

In 1964, my father and I went to New York City for the Professional Photographer’s of America National Convention.  While we were there, we went to the World’s Fair that was held in Flushing Meadows.  Following are negatives that I found that I cleaned up and am posting.  Nothing great, but they are still interesting to view.  I made a comment on Instagram when I posted some that it is odd to see people walking around without a phone stuck to their ear and people are actually talking to one another… times have really changed!  I have a booklet somewhere that I still have on the World’s Fair, but I cannot put my hand on it now, so I do not have any description to go along with the photos.  The few that I do know I will post a comment.  Here we go …

Worlds Fair View  1 Escalator_6x4_RTP 1 _ 19 July 16_SFW

City of Light _ RTP 2 _ 19 July 16 _ SFW

Misc View 4_Hall of Majic _ 6x4_RTP _ 19 July 16_SFW

35mm Strip 2_Dresses_RTP_19  July16_SFW

The next image was taken in the Belgium Village that was constructed and the highlight there were the Belgium Waffles.  Incredible!! Never had anything like it before, granted I was only eleven years old, but it was delicious.  The waffle with fresh strawberrys, powdered sugar and whip creme … never saw anything like that in Pensacola!  They were so popular I think we had to wait in line for ten or fifteen minutes to buy one.  Sorry that it did not occur to me to take a photo of it, so you will have to use your imagination or google it …

Belgium Village _ 6x4 _ RTP _ 19 July 16 _ Sharpened_SFW

And finally the Unisphere.  I purchased  a miniature of the Unisphere to bring home, which I still have, and I made a few photos of it earlier that I have posted.  I thought that I would also include one here …

Earth 2_Good_18 July 16_Sharpened_SFW

Globe_5x5_31 Dec 13_SFW

If anyone went and would like to share their story, please feel free.  If you took a photo of your Belgian Waffle and feel like sharing it, I would love to see it.  That is one more thing that has changed since then … if it were not for food photos and coffee / drink photos, Instagram would have a billion or so less photos every day!  Thanks for looking and feel free to comment … Frank

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July 31, 2016 at 3:26 pm

Las Vegas …

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Vogel Neg_Las Vegas_8x10_RTP_21 June 16_SFW

This is something that I would classify as  ” street ” photography. I did not take this image, but bought the negative off of EBay for a few dollars.  The negative looked clean and was taken back in the 1960’s, but more importantly it just looked interesting.  Nothing earth shattering here but there is a lot going on within the frame of the photo without anything actually happening and I do not consider a women walking out of a glass door in what looks to be a strip mall interesting.  I have bought a few of these type negatives the past few months  and I plan to share them with you in the future … I just had this one ready and I could put my hand on it easily.  I hope everyone is staying cool this summer, it is hot here in the Florida panhandle.  Like I have mentioned earlier, most of my attention has been on Instagram the past year and I have come into contact with a lot of people that I would not have met through my blogs .  I also plan on putting up a web site again in the future when I can figure out what I am trying to achieve and whom I am trying to reach.  My Instagram address ( for lack of knowing what Instagram calls it ) is – frankphardy .  I have over a thousand posts and I have only been serious it for a year.  I have combined my photography ( which is all over the place ) , my father’s images that I post on his site that I run ( a link is in the column to your right ) and the images that purchase from other photographers, EBay, etc.  When I do purchase a print or negative from someone I always work it up in Photoshop, clean it up, crop it, alter it some way, before I post it in a blog or Instagram.  Thanks for looking … if you ever went to this show or review back in the 1960’s in Las Vegas, I would love to hear from you.  Or if you just want to comment on the image, knock yourself out ( just figuratively ) … Frank.

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June 24, 2016 at 10:19 am

Hardy Negatives At The Historic Trust …

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Hardy Boxes Label_6x4_RTP _ SFW

Several years ago, after I had culled through about eighty boxes or so of negatives that had been stored in a room off of my parent’s garage, I gave sixty boxes or so of negatives from the 1950’s and 60’s to what was then called The Pensacola Historical Society.  They in turn went through all of them and put them in new glassine sleeves and envelopes.  Personally, I can not believe all of the time that was spent on preserving all of these negatives.  You are looking at five rows with around twelve legal sized boxes per row.  These are from the 1950’s to the early 1960’s … maybe 1962.  I think I mentioned this in an earlier post, but I did not have a photo of all of the negatives cataloged by year.  I personally want to thank Jacquelyn Wilson for all of the time and effort she spent on undertaking this huge project … you are looking at easily over 100,000 negatives / images and this is just from twelve years or so.  If anyone has any questions about any of these negatives, feel free to contact the Historic Trust ( their new name since they are now part of The University of West Florida ) in downtown Pensacola with any of your questions… 850-595-5840.  They also have lots of archived images that you can look through and purchase for your own personal use.  Sure is a lot more personal way to decorate your home, your office or whatever area you have that you want to decorate. I still have thousands of negatives and those are what I have selected to put here on this blog.  You can also contact me and I can share with you what little I know … Thanks again for looking and please check back … Frank

 

Hardy Negative Boxes 2_ Best_6x4_ SFW

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October 21, 2014 at 9:29 am

First Published Photograph …

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Ninth Grade Workman Basketball Group_RTP_SFW

This photo of the basketball team at Workman Junior High School was my first photograph that I ever had published and received credit for creating.  I also was in the ninth grade, so this made me thirteen or fourteen.  I have talked to several of the guys in this photo in the past few years, but the majority of them I have not heard from or seen in the last forty years or so.  I have seen Coach Bridges at the Publix on 9TH and Bayou once or twice in the last several years and I have some mutual friends of Coach Shipmen that fish with him and they say he is doing well.  Both of these men must have graduated from college  and this Workman job must have been one of their first teaching jobs back in 1966.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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January 27, 2013 at 11:27 am