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09-24-2007, 10:29 AM

Oh GAWD the Smell!
09-24-2007, 10:40 AM

2 seconds after this pic was taken...

09-24-2007, 10:45 AM
I actually rode that twice.

09-24-2007, 10:46 AM
Oh my God! Don't do that! That's my worst nightmare.. something I don't think about until the ride starts and I'm strapped in!

Oh GAWD the Smell!
09-24-2007, 10:48 AM
Just playing around :dizzy:

Those are great pics jbrown.

09-24-2007, 10:52 AM

09-24-2007, 05:12 PM
Great pics as always.

You do a great job of composing your photos.

09-24-2007, 05:21 PM
Thanks Malibu!

Doug Loudenback
09-24-2007, 10:40 PM
Thanks from me, too, JBrown ... I'd planned to go but it just didn't work out. Except for that car flying away, looks like you had fun!

I liked your focus on people and their dress ... one sees lots of cowboy hats these days, at the fair and elsewhere, but, interestingly, cowboy hats were NOT the thing in early days of Oklahoma City. For example, look at the hats in this 1911 trolley strike picture ...

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... and in 1930 when the Rock Island depot was about to be destroyed ... people gathered for the last train out of the depot in 1930 ...

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... and in 1938 at Union Station when the 1st "rocket" pulled in ...

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Great job and thanks for the pics!

09-25-2007, 01:13 AM
Thanks and your welcome!

09-26-2007, 09:49 PM
JBrown84 and Doug- what kind of cameras do you use? We have a cheap Target digital camera but my wife wants to buy a new one soon. Any recommendation? We are looking in the $1000 range.

09-26-2007, 11:55 PM
I have a Canon Digital Rebel XTi, which is a professional SLR and runs right about $1000.

Doug Loudenback
09-27-2007, 04:10 AM
Mine is an Olympus E-500 SLR ... got it at Sams in March 07 for about $800 ... it comes with an extra telephoto lens but I have rarely used it.

09-27-2007, 05:52 AM
My husband is a "hat" guy and I hear about hats all the time. Constantly, truth be known. :tiphat: Good observation on the lack of cowboy hats in the vintage photos. Check out sites like the Fedora Lounge to see what sort of hat wear for a given period is authentic.

Jack Wonder
09-27-2007, 03:51 PM
I was expecting to see less classy and more carny. :(