Tribune Company Is Now Selling More Archival Photos From Texas Centennial Exposition
The original Tenor and Contralto statues over the Esplenade Fountain, which have since been recreated and returned to their original positions
Tribune Photo Archives
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.