Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cochise County History On The Move, on display at Benson City Hall, Benson, Az, April, 2012

paint can pinhole camera, paper negative, 9 sec exp, developed in Caffenol C.

In our April following of the Cochise County History On The Move project, we found ourselves in Benson, Az, at City Hall, where the display has been set up in their courtyard.

However, our visit was on this past Saturday, and the courtyard was locked up behind the iron gate! The display is available for browsing Monday-Friday, during regular business hours only.

Oh well! Paint can cam (and the tripod) trespassed through the gate a few inches, and captured this panoramic of the display- an interesting view I have not captured yet.

When clicking on the photo for a larger view, you can recognize some of the life-sized photos of historic players in Arizona's young days:

Right in front is the back side (silhouette) of Sierra Vista police chief, C. Reed Vance, and then in the background from left to right:
A.R. Spikes, Rex Allen (Sr), Edward Roseberry Monk, Dr. James S Douglas, Naiche, Harrison M. Lavender *or* Raul Hector Castro, Else Tolles, Unidentified Man, and Jimmie Judd.

photo made April 7, 2012, Benson, Az.

Visit Cochise 100's photostream for more information, as well!

The state of Arizona turns 100 years old in 2012, and the centennial projects and celebrations abound around here! The Cochise County History On The Move Display is one such centennial project.

This project features life-sized (or nearly so) rigid historic photographs of folks who paved the way in Cochise County, Arizona's early years. The display will travel around to different locations throughout the year.

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