Flashback : Dallas

A Miscellany: History, Ads, Pop Culture

Bird’s Eye View of Dallas — circa 1900

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by Paula Bosse

Wonderful old postcard, looking east, probably from the courthouse. Main Street is on the left, Commerce on the right. I’m not sure of the date, but I’m guessing somewhere around the turn of the century. Click the picture for a very large image, and just wander around the place.

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Ring & Brewer Ad for Square Dance Enthusiasts — 1956

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by Paula Bosse

For all your square-dancin’ needs.

(Click picture for larger image.)

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Downtown Snowfall — January 10, 1962

Downtown Dallas TexasPhoto by Ferd Kaufman/AP (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

It snowed today in Dallas! It’s pretty, but not as pretty as this 1962 night-time view of Commerce and Akard (looking west). Even the approaching slush looks sophisticated in glamorous black-and-white.

(See a fantastic color photo from 1957 showing the northwest corner of the Adolphus block with that incredible Walgreen neon sign in full view, taken from the front of the Baker Hotel, here.)

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