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"Along the Tracks" in the Fair Park Area

“Along the Tracks” by Jerry Bywaters, 1947 (Hamon Arts Lib., SMU)

by Paula Bosse

As we’re currently experiencing an extended period of cold, snowy, icy weather, what better time than now to post this atmospheric watercolor by Jerry Bywaters? 317 more words

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"Dallas in Winter" by Guy Wiggins -- ca. 1942

“Dallas in Winter” by Guy Carleton Wiggins (Dallas Museum of Art)

by Paula Bosse

A nostalgic look back at a snowy Dallas scene from the 1940s by Guy Wiggins (1893-1962), an artist most remembered for his snow scenes of New York City. 448 more words

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The Dunbar Branch: Dallas' First Library for the African-American Community, 1931-1959

The Paul Laurence Dunbar Branch of the Dallas Public Library

by Paula Bosse

The Paul Laurence Dunbar Branch of the Dallas Public Library was the first library in Dallas to welcome and serve the African-American community. 595 more words

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"The Fine Black Land Is Around Dallas, Texas"

Old Red doesn’t disappoint (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

A quick note to the folks back home on an impressive picture postcard.

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The Continental Gin Complex -- 1914

Photo by Chas. Erwin Arnold (DeGolyer Lib., SMU) (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

This is a really wonderful view of the Continental Gin Company complex, a Dallas landmark, much of which is, remarkably, still standing in Deep Ellum. 183 more words

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Loan Lingo Made Easy

Buying a home can be overwhelming, especially when you add in the loan lingo used by lenders and real estate agents. To help alleviate some of the confusion, below are some common terms frequently used in the mortgage process: 364 more words

Carhops as Sex Symbols -- 1940

“At your service, ma’am” (click for larger image) AP Photo

by Paula Bosse

In 1940, Dallas was in a tizzy about the sudden fad of scantily-clad “girl carhops.” This scourge had made its way to Dallas from Houston, and in April of 1940, it was a newspaper story with, as it were … legs. 471 more words

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