Remarkably Retro
"Spirit of the Centennial" statue at Fair Park in Dallas, 1936. Designed by Raoul Josett and Jose Martin. Carlo Ciampaglia designed the mural behind the statue. The statue and mural still stand in Fair Park today.

"Spirit of the Centennial" statue at Fair Park in Dallas, 1936. Designed by Raoul Josett and Jose Martin. Carlo Ciampaglia designed the mural behind the statue. The statue and mural still stand in Fair Park today.

Bob Munro, Sacred Pause photography

Bob Munro, Sacred Pause photography

atompunk:

laughingsquid:

Superhero Style Statue of Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin

It’s very Atompunk and Futuristic.
helloshmerin:

I felt this was appropriate!

helloshmerin:

I felt this was appropriate!

I found this small stylistic gladiator statue at an antique store yesterday and bought it. It looks mid-century mod to me, but when I showed it to some friends, they thought it looked more art deco. Does anyone have any info about this statue or similar items? It’s brass, 10” tall (13.5” with the base) and is bolted to a plain black wooden base. It weighs about 3 pounds. I removed it from the base but didn’t find any marks or signatures anywhere. (It was only $65 by the way.)

The new David

The new David

Tejas Warrior statue, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, 1936.
Created by Allie Victoria Tennant for the Texas Centennial Exposition, the statue stands 11 feet tall, just above the main entrance to the Hall of State building. Photo taken by me on 16-Aug-2011.

Tejas Warrior statue, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, 1936.

Created by Allie Victoria Tennant for the Texas Centennial Exposition, the statue stands 11 feet tall, just above the main entrance to the Hall of State building. Photo taken by me on 16-Aug-2011.

Spirit of the Centennial statue, by Raoul Josset and Jose Martin, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas.
Created for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition. Photo taken by me on 16-Aug-2011.

Spirit of the Centennial statue, by Raoul Josset and Jose Martin, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas.

Created for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition. Photo taken by me on 16-Aug-2011.

Tenor statue, original by Lawrence Tenney Stevens, 1936. Recreation by David Newton, 2009. Fair Park, Dallas, Texas.
The Contralto and Tenor statues, created in 1936 for the Texas Centennial Exposition, mysteriously disappeared in the 1940s. Some people believe they were melted down as part of the war effort in WWII. The statues were recommissioned and re-installed in 2009. Photo taken by me on 16-Aug-2011.

Tenor statue, original by Lawrence Tenney Stevens, 1936. Recreation by David Newton, 2009. Fair Park, Dallas, Texas.

The Contralto and Tenor statues, created in 1936 for the Texas Centennial Exposition, mysteriously disappeared in the 1940s. Some people believe they were melted down as part of the war effort in WWII. The statues were recommissioned and re-installed in 2009. Photo taken by me on 16-Aug-2011.

Contralto statue, original by Lawrence Tenney Stevens, 1936. Recreation by David Newton, 2009. Fair Park, Dallas, Texas.
The Contralto and Tenor statues, created in 1936 for the Texas Centennial Exposition, mysteriously disappeared in the 1940s. Some people believe they were melted down as part of the war effort in WWII. The statues were recommissioned and re-installed in 2009. Photo taken by me on 16-Aug-2011.

Contralto statue, original by Lawrence Tenney Stevens, 1936. Recreation by David Newton, 2009. Fair Park, Dallas, Texas.

The Contralto and Tenor statues, created in 1936 for the Texas Centennial Exposition, mysteriously disappeared in the 1940s. Some people believe they were melted down as part of the war effort in WWII. The statues were recommissioned and re-installed in 2009. Photo taken by me on 16-Aug-2011.