Texas Journey The Centennial Photographs of Polly Smith
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Publisher: Dallas Historical Society
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 9.85" wide x 9.70" long x 1.00" tall
In 1935, Texas was preparing for its biggest celebration to date: a world's fair to commemorate the centennial of its independence from Mexico. Centennial officials eager to publicize the event needed an abundance of photographic images that would put the state in the best possible light. They hired a young photographer, Polly Smith, who had recently returned from studying in New York, to travel the length and width of the state. Her mission was to capture the people and places that made Texas unique. The result of Smith's journey is a remarkable collection of images that range from the missions of San Antonio to dockworkers in Houston and on to the cotton fields of East Texas. Only More...
Mining the rich visual collections of the University of Texas at Arlington Library's Special Collections, authors and librarians Evelyn Barker and Lea Worcester explore Arlington's development through photographs, maps, and firsthand accounts of life in this vigorous and aspiring city.
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