These pics are part of a digitization project I've been working on. I'm taking film and caring for it, putting it into a workprint film projector, and digitizing it as part of an archival preservation strategy. I love figuring out what is on the films and helping to keep them accessible for the future. All the films are from a San Antonio photographer/filmmaker in the 1930s...
Here's a screen pic with the possible owner of a ranch, the man who helped bring the Texas longhorn back from extinction.
Here's some cattle wrangling and branding action. Pretty cool stuff.
This one's CRAZY! It's from a parade in San Antonio back in the day. If you look closely, this float has the theme of Little Black Sambo. If this isn't a sign of change I don't know what is. I used to innocently eat at Sambo's restaurant as late as the mid-1970s. One could make the argument that racism has gotten a lot more subtle, but at least it isn't out in the open to poison minds. Well, unless you are a Muslim, that is. It's an understatement to say that it would suck to be an American Muslim right now.