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The Resource Abilene, an American centennial : a collection of historic and contemporary photographs, introductions by Fane Downs and Roy Flukinger ; photographs by John C. Best ... [et al.]

Abilene, an American centennial : a collection of historic and contemporary photographs, introductions by Fane Downs and Roy Flukinger ; photographs by John C. Best ... [et al.]

Label
Abilene, an American centennial : a collection of historic and contemporary photographs
Title
Abilene, an American centennial
Title remainder
a collection of historic and contemporary photographs
Statement of responsibility
introductions by Fane Downs and Roy Flukinger ; photographs by John C. Best ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Abilene spang up on the West Texas plains in 1881 and came of age during the last decades of the nineteenth century, just as technological advences were making photographs affordable and accessible to everyone. From the start, Abilenians photographed their home town with an avidity and pride; this enthusiam is reflected in this book, a photographic self-portrait and celebration of Abilene's first 100 years. The photographs in this book chart Abilene's evolution from frontier cowtown to modern city. An image of cowboys gathered around a chuckwagon gives way to a photograph of young girls eating fast food in a covered mall. But a common theme runs through the historical photographs and the work by five contemporary photographers; Abilene is a town of proud, hard-working and church-going people. The people of Abilene are to be commended for this project. By Combining in one publication historical photographs and contemporary photographs of their community, they call attention to the importance of every communty's photographic legacy to preserve old photographs and to see that exciting new work continues to be done."--Marni Sandweiss, Curator of Photographs, Amon Cart Museum, Fort Worth.--From back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
779/.99764727
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F394.A15
LC item number
A24 1982
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Abilene, an American centennial : a collection of historic and contemporary photographs, introductions by Fane Downs and Roy Flukinger ; photographs by John C. Best ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
9135722
Dimensions
24 x 27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
101 p.
Isbn
9780292703643
Lccn
82060427
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 2007 (Access. No. 2007-086). With covered dust jacket.
  • Library's copies 3-4 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Copy 3, item laid in: note from publisher to A.C. [Greene] (1 sheet). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
Label
Abilene, an American centennial : a collection of historic and contemporary photographs, introductions by Fane Downs and Roy Flukinger ; photographs by John C. Best ... [et al.]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
9135722
Dimensions
24 x 27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
101 p.
Isbn
9780292703643
Lccn
82060427
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 2007 (Access. No. 2007-086). With covered dust jacket.
  • Library's copies 3-4 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Copy 3, item laid in: note from publisher to A.C. [Greene] (1 sheet). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
chiefly ill.

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