Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This Is Houston & This Is Not Houston

There was a dubious tradition in Ye Olden Days to depict Houston as a place with rolling hills, and not as a flat swamp with occasional buildings. The above picture is one example.

However, the rollercoaster in the prairie feels right.  Maybe the long-gone Luna Park on White Oak Bayou?

Normally, I'm a total stickler for image sources, but I can't recall if I found these two at The Library of Congress and/or University of Houston Digital Library


Robert Boyd said...

That roller coaster photo is a gorgeous image.

Mr. Kimberly said...

Houston Rollercoaster (May 1943) source - Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)