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University Park, Academic Metropolis -- ca. 1915

University Park, prime real estate (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

In the 1970s, Park Cities residents received oversized postcards in the mail featuring historic photos of the area. 222 more words

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When Jacob Marcus Offers You Candy, Kid ... Take It

Jacob Marcus (1846-1929)

by Paula Bosse

When you think of legendary Dallas retailers known for employing retirees as “greeters,” chances are you might think of Elliott’s Hardware. 266 more words

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Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church, Organized 1890

Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church, circa 1897 (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

I came across this photograph of a church a couple of days ago and was mesmerized by its charming woodiness. 394 more words

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"Twilight...Rest" by Frank Reaugh

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“Twilight…Rest” by Frank Reaugh (1860-1945). Pastel on cardboard; undated.

From the Frank Reaugh Art Collection, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas; painting and info can be viewed… 29 more words

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Henry Stark's "Bird's Eye View of Dallas" -- 1895/96

Commerce St. looking east from about Akard (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

In the winter of 1895-1896, a St. Louis photographer named Henry Stark traveled to Texas, photographing scenes and vistas across the state. 389 more words

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Jim Conner, Not-So-Mild-Mannered RFD Mail Carrier

by Paula Bosse

The man in the photo above looks like every character actor working in Hollywood in the 1940s. But he was a retired Dallas postal worker who began his career in 1901 as a rural mail carrier when the Rural Free Delivery (RFD) system was implemented in Dallas. 1,320 more words

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From Dull to Spectacular -- How a Picture Postcard Evolves

by Paula Bosse

You know how you look at some of those fantastic postcards from the ’40s that don’t look real and you wonder, “Is that from a photograph, or is that just an artistic interpretation?” Well, it’s both. 73 more words

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