4th of July at White Rock Lake — 1946

by Paula Bosse

july-4th_1946_white-rock-lake_dmn-archives_frontierSo much going on here! (Click for super-gigantic image!)

by Paula Bosse

I love absolutely everything about this photo of July 4th celebrants relaxing at White Rock Lake near the Bath House (back when people actually swam in the lake!). All that’s needed is a pet monkey on a leash and a few parasols, and you’d have an updated Tex-ified version of Seurat’s La Grande Jatte painting.

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This is a photo definitely worth zooming in on. All images here are really big — click ’em! You can practically smell the wienies roasting/croissants baking. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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White Rock Lake photo from Frontier to Top Tier, A Photo Retrospective from The Dallas Morning News and Its Readers (Pediment Publishing, 2010).

The image of A Sunday on La Grand Jatte by Georges Seurat is from Wikipedia (and links to a much larger image when clicked).

Other 4th of July Flashback Dallas posts can be found here.

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