Saturday, December 7, 2013

A trip down memory lane

In case you missed this museum my friend Sally and I visited on Smithsonian Day (September 29), you can check out the previous post here.  As promised, I'm back to show more of the photos.  Since I'm busy blog hopping and coming off a month of posting, I need a breather, and these few days when I'm able to show photos I've had in my camera forever, will help.

I thought I'd start with this wall of people and photos, since this was the next area we visited.

Feel free to click to enlarge.

Although it was obvious to me that I wanted photos of the oil fields, I got lots of pictures of people, too.

My friend Sally was quite engrossed, too.

She pointed out Leon Smitherman, whose name I recognized because he's on one of the local TV stations.  I think he is a weatherman.  It's obvious I must not watch whatever station he's on!  Just this morning I learned he's on an early morning show, and yes, he's a weatherman.

I wish I knew what that contraption is that was mounted to the front of that tractor.

I had NO idea there were so many oil rigs on farms around El Dorado back in its heyday.  I also thought the guy in the lower left looked a bit like my recollection of photos I've seen of Humphrey Bogart.

I fell in love with this photo of old cars and gas pumps, even though it was hard to see because of the recessed box it was in.

Sally knew the artist who painted these focal images on the wall.

She owns two small art pieces by the artist, who I thought she told me died recently.  She said one of her pieces is even smaller than this tribute piece.

On our way to the next area, I stopped by the gift shop.  As promised, I will show you what I purchased at the end of our museum visit.

Our next area will include mostly the history of the land we call Kansas!  I'll be back with that tomorrow.

9 thoughtful remarks:

Halle said...

I love those old cars too! Although I don't enjoy reading about history...I do really enjoy history museums. I'm a visual person.
Looking forward to seeing what you purchased. :)

Sharon Fritchman said...

Oh my goodness! I absolutely loved your trip down memory lane! I LOVE the photos that you took and want to thank you so much for sharing them with us!

Corrine at said...

I loved this museum tour, wonderful old photographs and so much history packed onto those walls. xox

Marilyn J. Rock said...

Great tour! Thank you for sharing! xo

Carol said...

WOW! That's quite a collection of old photographs. I love going to museums too.Can't wait to see the next post and what you bought :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That really did look like Bogart to me at first glance! I said to myself what's his story in this museum! It is fun to learn the history of places by visiting neat museums like this.

~Rasz~ said...

Wow! So many faces behind the history, and yes the one guy did look like Bogart, lol. What a great tour. Thank you for sharing!

Janet said...

Hey girl! I would LOVE for you to add my blog to your sidebar! How sweet of you to ask. I replied, but on my post - I guess you didn't see it. Are you on Facebook? We need a better way to communicate!

Dianne said...

the vintage photo of the gas station is a treasure! and love the focal point paintings...I always enjoy your 'field trips!'