Photo, Print, Drawing The Texas Hall of State at Fair Park, site of the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration in Dallas, Texas, where the structure was called the State of Texas Building

[ original digital file ]

About this Item

Title
The Texas Hall of State at Fair Park, site of the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration in Dallas, Texas, where the structure was called the State of Texas Building
Contributor Names
Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer
Created / Published
2014-05-15.
Subject Headings
-  United States--Texas--Dallas
-  Fair Park
-  Texas Centennial
-  Hall of State
-  State of Texas building
-  Donald Barthelme
-  Paul Cret
-  Allie Victoria Tennant
-  America
Format Headings
Digital photographs--Color--2010-2020.
Notes
-  Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer.
-  Eventually designed by Donald Barthelme, the building is a premier example of Cret's Modernism, a reference to noted designer Paul Cret, who was the design consultant for the project. The design blends classicism and Art Deco with a few Texas motifs (cacti, oil wells) for good measure. Crafted from Texas limestone, The Hall of State was the most expensive building per square foot built in Texas at the time. The signature element of the building's exterior is the 11-foot-tall statue of a Tejas Indian poised above the main entrance. Artist Allie Tennant made the statue of bronze and covered it with gold leaf. Meanwhile, the bronze doors feature designs that represent Texas industries and activities: a cowboy's lariat, cotton bolls and wheat sheaves, among others. 59 Texans are honored in the frieze around the top of the building.
-  Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
-  Gift; The Lyda Hill Foundation; 2014; (DLC/PP-2014:054).
-  Forms part of: Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.
Medium
1 photograph : digital, tiff file, color.
Call Number/Physical Location
LC-DIG-highsm- 30068 (ONLINE) [P&P]
Source Collection
Highsmith, Carol M., 1946- Carol M. Highsmith Archive.
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
highsm 30068 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/highsm.30068
Library of Congress Control Number
2015630304
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-highsm-30068 (original digital file)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Online Format
image
Description
1 photograph : digital, tiff file, color.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2015630304
Additional Metadata Formats
MARCXML Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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Highsmith, Carol M, photographer. The Texas Hall of State at Fair Park, site of the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration in Dallas, Texas, where the structure was called the State of Texas Building. Dallas Texas United States, 2014. -05-15. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015630304/. (Accessed October 20, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Highsmith, C. M., photographer. (2014) The Texas Hall of State at Fair Park, site of the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration in Dallas, Texas, where the structure was called the State of Texas Building. Dallas Texas United States, 2014. -05-15. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015630304/.

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Highsmith, Carol M, photographer. The Texas Hall of State at Fair Park, site of the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration in Dallas, Texas, where the structure was called the State of Texas Building. -05-15. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/2015630304/>.