Post by greatbigmike on Oct 19, 2010 9:24:02 GMT -5
In 1936 during the Texas Centennial there were dioramas made for the Texas Hall of Exhibits. Humble Oil published stories to go with them in a booklet called Twice Told Tales. I got a copy and scanned the images for the Alamo. here are copies for your records.
Post by Bill Yowell on May 10, 2011 11:33:22 GMT -5
Does anyone remember the little Texas History cartoon booklets that we got in elementary school back in the early 50's. I could be wrong, but it seems like Humble Oil was responsible for those. I sure wish I still had mine. At that time, the Alamo and the Texas Revolution had not yet stirred my interest as it does now. It was before Disney introduced me to Davy. I attended David Crockett Elementary School and until Disney, had no clue as to who Davy was.
You are remembering Texas History Movies, mostly published by Magnolia Oil (later known as Mobil Oil) from the late 1920s to the 1960s. They were distributed throughout Texas public schools. You can find them to time to time on eBay and other auction sites.
Graphic artist and author Jack Jackson did an updated version of it, New Texas History Movies, that was published posthumously in February 2007.
Here's the publishing history of the original Texas History Movies: goo.gl/BRBFl
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