A Few Photo Additions to Past Posts — #14

by Paula Bosse

shady-view-park_dplShady View Park, 1896

by Paula Bosse

Photos and postcards and other images related to things I’ve already written about have started to pile up again. These images are new to Flashback Dallas, but I’m adding them to old posts so I can keep everything in one place.

The one above, for instance, is being added to a post I wrote only last month for the 4th of July, “Independence Day at Shady View Park — 1880s.”knew I had this photo of Shady View Park in Old East Dallas, but I couldn’t find it when I wrote the post. I found it by accident a couple of days ago, and I love it. I clipped the photo a few years ago, but I’m not sure where I found it. A caption identifies the people as “La Reunion Colony settlers” — Mrs. Louie Maas, Annie Gramatky, Paul Hartman, and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Gramatky. The photo was taken on May 12, 1896. (Source: Dallas Public Library)


Below, a photo which I’ve added to “The Cabana Motor Hotel of Dallas.” It shows the Cabana under construction, looking a bit like a correctional facility (which it was for a while…). (Source: photo by William Langley, from the collection of the Dallas Public Library)



This photo of the Dallas Morning News offices (with pertinent poster!) has been added to one of my favorite posts, “The Dallas News Special: Fast Train to Denison — 1887.” (Source: DeGolyer Library, SMU)



Found on eBay, scans of the Sivils menu have been added to “Sivils Drive-In, An Oak Cliff Institution: 1940-1967.” (Click for larger images.)





So many photos and postcards of Baylor are in “Baylor Hospital — 1909-1921,” including this one. (Source: somewhere on the internet…)



This fab photo of the Arcadia Theater from 1941 (when “Wings of the Navy” was playing there) has been added to Bel-Vick’s Anchor: The Angelus Arcade and the Arcadia Theatre — 1920s.” (Source: Dallas Historical Society — I think…)



The photos below have been added to “Gusher at Old Red! — 1890.” The first photo is from about 1900 and is from a collection of Dallas Morning News “copy photos” at SMU’s DeGolyer Library (this copy photo and the one above showing the interior of a DMN office are, sadly, on the washed-out side, but they’re still cool and serve as helpful historical records). I became kind of obsessed with what I assume is a capped well on the grounds of the Old Red Courthouse — you can see the artesian well at the extreme left of this photo — the view is east on Commerce from Houston Street. (Source: DeGolyer Library, SMU


The second photo I’ve added to the “Gusher” post was sent to me by Ann Hoffman, showing a friend of her Great Aunt Nora stopping for a drink at Old Red sometime in the 1920s. (Source: Collection of Ann Hoffman — I love this! Thank you, Ann!)

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A photo by John Minor from a real photo postcard he sent to his mother in 1911, which shows Butler Brothers (and the Adolphus under construction), has been added to “Butler Brothers Building, As Seen From the Praetorian.” (Source: eBay)



Below are two images which are being added to “Elm & Akard, Photographer J. C. Deane, and The Crash at Crush.” They show a building at the southeast corner of Elm and Akard (which was referred to as “historic” in the 1930s) before and after it was remodeled into an incredibly fabulous Art Deco addition to Elm Street (click over to the link to see a photo of the finished building — I’d never have guessed it had been in Dallas). (Source: DeGolyer Library). 




And, lastly, even though this isn’t a photo taken in or around Dallas (it was taken in Shannon, Texas — in Clay County, 20-or-so miles south of Henrietta), it does show Texans playing croquet, which was surprisingly popular here as early as the 1870s. I’ve added it to the post “Orphaned Factoids: Year-End Grab Bag, 2018,” beneath newspaper reports from 1873 which caused controversy when it was reported that an off-duty Dallas policeman was seen playing croquet in Main Street every day. (Source: they’re on a streak — the DeGolyer Library, SMU)


Until next time!




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