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Year-End List! My Favorite (Non-Photo) Images Posted in 2015

skyline_1960_dmn_100260I feel a sudden yen for a mid-century cocktail….

by Paula Bosse

It’s the end of the year, the traditional time for lists! Today I’m posting a list of my top ten favorite images that I’ve posted over the past year — either art or postcards (my favorite photographs of the year will be posted tomorrow). For more info on the images — and to see the post they appeared in — click on the title of the post (sources are generally at the bottom). Most images are larger when clicked — some are quite a bit larger.

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“The Dallas Skyline, Vibrant & Sophisticated — 1960” (above) — an idealized rendering of the downtown skyline, oddly missing Pegasus.

“‘Trailerville’ by Charles T. Bowling — 1940.”

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“Winter Scene: The Belo Mansion & The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart — ca. 1902.”

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“The Fine Black Land Is Around Dallas, Texas.”

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“The State Fair of Texas: ‘This Is Where All My Money Has Gone.'”

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“Love Field, The Super-Cool 1950s Era.” (Super-cool photos also in this post!)

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“Main Street — ca. 1942.”

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“‘Cemetery at Twilight’ by Frank Reaugh.”

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“‘Along the Tracks’ in the Fair Park Area.” (Painting by Jerry Bywaters.)

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“Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas — 1930” (Woodrow Wilson High School yearbook endpaper.)

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Honorable Mention: Not specifically Dallas-related, but it IS Texas-related: “‘Used Books & Guns’ — 1967.”  I’ve updated the post with a photo, which may or may not be the actual San Antonio bookstore which appeared as an illustration in a children’s book.

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For all the “Year-End Best of 2015” lists, click here.

For the “Year-End Best of 2014” lists, click here.

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Copyright © 2015 Paula Bosse. All Rights Reserved.

Year-End List! My Favorite Dallas Ads Posted in 2015

ad-acme-screen-co_terrill-yrbk_1924“This town ain’t big enough…”

by Paula Bosse

It’s the end of the year, the traditional time to make lists. Over the next few days I’ll be posting some of my favorite Flashbacky moments from 2015.  First up, ads. I’ve really been remiss is posting ads this year for some reason. I love old ads (in fact, before this blog, I maintained an advertising blog for several years — Retro Adverto — I haven’t updated it since I began Flashback Dallas, but I hope to pick it back up some day).

Click ads for larger images. To see the original post these ads came from (which includes sources and no doubt pithy commentary), click the title of each ad.

And thanks for reading in 2015!

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“‘They Shall Not Pass’ — Acme Screen Co. Ad (1924)” (seen above).

“You Know What They Say: Big Feet, Big Cigars — 1877.”

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“‘When “Big D” Lights Up’ –Phelps Dodge Ad (1969).

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“‘A Perfect Auto Tent’ — 1921.”

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“The Interurban Parlor Car: Perusing the News in Comfy Chairs.”

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Honorable Mention: “New Year, New Teeth — 1877.” This gets its own little category because the ad is slightly amusing, but the story behind the dentist who took this ad out is MUCH more interesting!

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For all the “Year-End Best of 2015” lists, click here.

For the “Year-End Best of 2014” lists, click here.

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Copyright © 2015 Paula Bosse. All Rights Reserved.

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