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Remembering Oklahoma

Remembering Oklahoma

Oklahoma has an excellent photographic record, largely because the history of the twin territories unfolded along the same general timeline as modern photography itself. With a selection of fine historic images from his best-selling book Historic Photos of Oklahoma, Larry Johnson provides a valuable... more

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  • ISBN 9781596527058
  • Imprint Turner
  • Category History

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Overview

Oklahoma has an excellent photographic record, largely because the history of the twin territories unfolded along the same general timeline as modern photography itself. With a selection of fine historic images from his best-selling book Historic Photos of Oklahoma, Larry Johnson provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of the state. Just as viewing a succession of school photos reveals the periods of beauty and awkwardness, innocence and maturity, and hardship and joy in a child’s life, the reader of this book will see the state at its best and less than best, with glimpses in between of how we used to live, work, and play in the forty-sixth state of the Union. Remembering Oklahoma is not an illustrated history of Oklahoma, nor is it an attempt at a visual chronology of the state. Rather, the photographs included here tell the story of this diverse group of people called Oklahomans as witnessed in their faces, the homes they cherished, and the streets they traveled.