The Bookshelf, Young Texas Reader, Blog Notes, & Texana Youtube Channel

The Texas Bookshelf is for single, specific books' reviews and author interviews . The Texas Parlor ranges more broadly than my other websites. The Young Texas Reader focuses on the youngest through teenagers. Texas Blog Notes surveys blogs of historical and literary interest. I've started a Will's Texana Youtube collecting channel where 1,000 videos are collected in 100 playlists . Find Will in Houston or at willstexana {at} yahoodotcom

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Exquisite Historical Photograhy

Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches' buddy icon"Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches" is a site on Flickr (a site to exhibit and arrange sale of professional photographs), and this photograher (unnamed on the page) is performing (intentionally or not) an absolutely outstanding job of capturing architectural and vernacular signage photography (most in a wide swath of East Texas, but he does range outward to Eagle Pass and Fort Worth, and some oozing into Louisiana) of Texas.  He covers at least a hundred cities and towns.
For example, he has 41 images of Marshall (the Parlor host's hometown), 18 of Jacksonville (where your host faultily studied for the ministry), 400 of Nacogdoches (where your host studied teaching), 75 of Austin (where the host studied librarianship), and 11 in far off Junction (where your host's brother went before TAMU).  
He has 99 of old gas stations and 10 of ghosts of Bull Durham.
The rural shots are as nostaglic as the town shots.  At present, he's loaded over 4,000 images.  The image quality is fine.
The photos can be arranged by topic and by town.
I set his photos on "slide" presentation mode (a Flickr option) and could hardly look away.  Click on slide images and the subsequent shots show the annotations.
Somebody, maybe at Stephen F. Austin State University, oughta begin talking with him about the permanent archiving of his work in a research facility.

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