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The Resource Jazz-age boomtown, Jerry L. Rodnitzky & Shirley R. Rodnitzky

Jazz-age boomtown, Jerry L. Rodnitzky & Shirley R. Rodnitzky

Label
Jazz-age boomtown
Title
Jazz-age boomtown
Statement of responsibility
Jerry L. Rodnitzky & Shirley R. Rodnitzky
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The 1920s oil boom changed every aspect of life in the sleepy town of Breckenridge, Texas - employment, social activities, housing, religion, and education - and with these changes came the beginnings of modern American culture. Jazz-Age Boomtown depicts the social history of small-town America and the oil boom phenomenon in a stunning photographic essay. Photographer Basil Clemons photographed not only the oil fields but also many other aspects of Breckenridge's boom
  • Providing a visual history of modern American culture
  • Views of main streets, fires, floods, the circus, movie theaters, sporting events, schools, ranches, shops, and restaurantscapturing the essence of the boomtown atmosphere. Clemons, the town's only professional photographer and most eccentric resident, traveled to California, the Pacific Northwest, and Alaska before returning to Texas in 1919 and settling in Breckenridge. His pictures reflect the transformation of rural to urban values in the early twentieth century
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/546
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F394.B78
LC item number
R63 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Texas photography series
Series volume
no. 5
Label
Jazz-age boomtown, Jerry L. Rodnitzky & Shirley R. Rodnitzky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-152) and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Basil Clemons: The Photographer and the Man -- Ch. 2. West Texas Crude: Breckenridge as an Oil Boomtown -- Ch. 3. Bread and Circuses: Entertainment off and on the Road -- Ch. 4. The First Picture Show: The Impact of Cinema -- Ch. 5. Sports: Games People Played -- Ch. 6. Frontier Flappers: Women and Fashion in the Oil Belt -- Ch. 7. Main Street Breckenridge: Babbitts in Boomtown -- Ch. 8. Faces Outside the Crowd: The People of Breckenridge
Control code
36147219
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 155 p.
Isbn
9780890967577
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96052031
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1997.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Paperbound.
Other physical details
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Label
Jazz-age boomtown, Jerry L. Rodnitzky & Shirley R. Rodnitzky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-152) and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Basil Clemons: The Photographer and the Man -- Ch. 2. West Texas Crude: Breckenridge as an Oil Boomtown -- Ch. 3. Bread and Circuses: Entertainment off and on the Road -- Ch. 4. The First Picture Show: The Impact of Cinema -- Ch. 5. Sports: Games People Played -- Ch. 6. Frontier Flappers: Women and Fashion in the Oil Belt -- Ch. 7. Main Street Breckenridge: Babbitts in Boomtown -- Ch. 8. Faces Outside the Crowd: The People of Breckenridge
Control code
36147219
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 155 p.
Isbn
9780890967577
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96052031
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1997.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.

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