For Sale: A Stereographic Look Back at Downtown Dallas During Elks Week in July 1908

Via eBay seller "vpctx"
More than once during my occasional visits to the Library of Congress's treasure trove of Dallas-related artifacts, I've come across this stereograph: "Night view of Elks' Court of Honor, at intersection of Main and Akard Streets, Dallas, Texas--Grand Lodge meeting, July 1908." (A couple of years back, it was "animated" on the ClicksyPics website -- hypnotizing.) According to the Dallas Elks Lodge history-of and a few other places, the exact start date of the confab was July 15, 1908, when "the City constructed a four-way arch of structural steel at Main and Akard, topped by a large statue of an elk. A large downtown parade kicked off the proceedings."

Which I mention because of the find at top: Friend of Unfair Park PeterK directs our attention to this for-sale shot of downtown taken during Elks Week in 1908. My, but the Wilson Building cleans up quite nicely. The Austin-based seller wants $24.95; no bids so far, with two days left to go. So go, already.

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well I ended up with it and will go into my Dallas collection


Much more pleasant than a lynching postcard. Is the Elk's Arch really buried somewhere in Fair Park or is than an urban myth?

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