Papaw (my grandpa) sweeping his sidewalk to escape the people overrunning his house.
” I came out here to get some peace and you come out here poppin’ that thing off every whichaway!”
— Consolidated Aircraft, Fort Worth, Tx - Oct 1942 —
Another sneak peek for you gentle reader. Check out our new Vittles page in our September issue featuring everyone’s favorite topic: FOOD! In this case, the standard snack at every football game or carnival in the Lone Star state, our beloved Frito Pie. If loving this gutbomb is wrong, we don’t wanna be right.
In 1952 George Grosz, the expatriate German dadaist and satirist, was invited to Dallas by Leon Harris, Jr., the young vice president of the Harris and Company department store. Harris had commissioned Grosz to create a series of paintings illustrating the landscape, economy, and society of Dallas for the store’s 65th anniversary celebrations. Grosz’s series, called Impressions of Dallas, was exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts in Fair Park in October 1952 and then in New York in 1954, but have since remained almost forgotten.
This was a fantastic show. If you have an iPad, I highly recommend downloading the wonderful e-catalog — it’s the first electronic publication that the museum has produced, and it includes all the individual pieces, plus tons of extra photos, background information, and Dallas history. Oh, and it’s free. How I wish every museum was so generous!
Oxcart, El Paso, Texas, c1885