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"1930s Art Deco Statues at Texas State Fair"by SeaAndSkyPhotography
B&W print of one of the lovely Deco statues in Fair Park.
From the artist:

Contralto (the female) has long, flowing hair that shoots straight behind her head. Tenor (the male in the background) has six-pack abs. Their arms are stretched out, one reaching forward, toward the fountain, and the other placed behind Them. This photo embodies 1930’s grandeur.

"1930s Art Deco Statues at Texas State Fair"
by SeaAndSkyPhotography

B&W print of one of the lovely Deco statues in Fair Park.

From the artist:

Contralto (the female) has long, flowing hair that shoots straight behind her head. Tenor (the male in the background) has six-pack abs. Their arms are stretched out, one reaching forward, toward the fountain, and the other placed behind Them. This photo embodies 1930’s grandeur.

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Drawing Related to Fair Park, Dallas, Texasfrom the Library of Congress
Drawing created in conjunction with development of the magnificent Texas Centennial Exposition grounds at Fair Park. 
From the LoC:

Fair Park, Perry & Second Avenues, Dallas, Dallas County, TX
Fair Park, a 277-acre park located 2 miles from downtown Dallas, houses some 30 structures that date from the Texas Centennial Exposition of 1936 and its’ continuation, the Greater Texas Pan American Exposition of 1937. The site has been used for the annual state fair of Texas since 1886. Several of the buildings were built for the fair prior to 1936 and altered to correspond with the centennial architecture. Since 1936, some of the buildings have again been altered, and several no longer exist. Fair Park exists as one of the largest intact groupings of Art Deco/Moderne structures remaining in the United States, and is also significant in terms of urban design, landscape design, artwork and sculpture. Fair Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in September, 1986.

Drawing Related to Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
from the Library of Congress

Drawing created in conjunction with development of the magnificent Texas Centennial Exposition grounds at Fair Park. 

From the LoC:

Fair Park, Perry & Second Avenues, Dallas, Dallas County, TX

Fair Park, a 277-acre park located 2 miles from downtown Dallas, houses some 30 structures that date from the Texas Centennial Exposition of 1936 and its’ continuation, the Greater Texas Pan American Exposition of 1937. The site has been used for the annual state fair of Texas since 1886. Several of the buildings were built for the fair prior to 1936 and altered to correspond with the centennial architecture. Since 1936, some of the buildings have again been altered, and several no longer exist. Fair Park exists as one of the largest intact groupings of Art Deco/Moderne structures remaining in the United States, and is also significant in terms of urban design, landscape design, artwork and sculpture. Fair Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in September, 1986.

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The Woofus, Dallas, Texasby txdrivebyshooting
One of the weirdest chimeras I’ve ever seen, and I’ve hung out in Ancient Roman and Etruscan museum exhibits. (Side note: Best one ever is Etruscan chimera at antiquities museum in Florence.)
From txdrivebyshooting:

The 9-foot-tall, 2,700-pound bronze sculpture was originally created for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition and is composed of a sheep’s head, a longhorn steer’s horns, a horse’s neck, a hog’s body, a duck’s wings and a turkey’s tail.

The Woofus, Dallas, Texas
by txdrivebyshooting

One of the weirdest chimeras I’ve ever seen, and I’ve hung out in Ancient Roman and Etruscan museum exhibits. (Side note: Best one ever is Etruscan chimera at antiquities museum in Florence.)

From txdrivebyshooting:

The 9-foot-tall, 2,700-pound bronze sculpture was originally created for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition and is composed of a sheep’s head, a longhorn steer’s horns, a horse’s neck, a hog’s body, a duck’s wings and a turkey’s tail.

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