Tribune Company Is Now Selling More Archival Photos From Texas Centennial Exposition

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The original Tenor and Contralto statues over the Esplenade Fountain, which have since been recreated and returned to their original positions
Speaking of Fair Park ...

The very week we -- and only we, for whatever reason -- commemorate the June 6, 1936, opening of the Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park, more photos from The Baltimore Sun's archives have appeared on eBay. You may recall only a few weeks ago I stumbled across a handful of treasures from the paper's archives, which are being sold by the Tribune Photo Archives. To that estimable stack add three more -- and one very nice shot from the Centennial Frontier Show in Fort Worth in August 1936.

Here you'll find Tenor and Contralto -- the originals, not the remakes put into position in December 2009. Here's yet another aerial shot of Fair Park snapped right before gates opened. And this one's extremely intriguing: a photo of the model of the Ford Building, better known today as Grand Place. Greg, you got these, right? Good.
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LakeWWWooder
LakeWWWooder

Didn't realize that the Ford Building had a courtyard in the middle - would love to see details of that..

Thanks for the fascinating photos!

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

I placed a bid on the pic this morning, as Im really starting to appreciate the history that fair park has..

DallasCFA
DallasCFA

I'm on it.  But you keep driving the prices up with all the publicity!

Deco Lover
Deco Lover

Grand Place was built after World War II. It's where the Ford Building stood, but it's not the same structure.

Wilbert
Wilbert

I placed a bid also, if you win it can I get a copy? If I win I'll provide you with a copy Chris. I need the picture for the records of the Texas Museum of Automotive History

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