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The was posted to the Texas Observer blog on Oct. 6, 2011. This story links to another blog that showcases vintage Texas State Fair photographs currently stored at the DeGolyer library.

November 8, 2011

STATE FAIR OF TEXAS

Dallas - I’ve always been a big fan of the State Fair of Texas. One of my earliest memories is of my mother taking my older sister and me to the fair. When we were school age, we had a day off to attend the fair. A few years later, we were going with groups of girls and boys. Then we were going with dates. Before I knew it, I was taking my own children and the cycle had started over.

In 1984, I decided to photograph the State Fair every year for 10 years. There was so much to capture on film—the animals, the performers, the midway. The fair was so rich with visual images that I saw a scene I wanted to shoot at nearly every turn.

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