Saturday, March 31, 2012

New App For Tulsa History Buffs!

This just in from the Tulsa County Library:

The Tulsa County Library has a GREAT new app in Apple's App Store that they want to share with you! "Tulsa Then and Now: Mapping the BFC" provides access to approximately 300 photographs selected from the Beryl Ford Collection. It includes streets, buildings, and residences. Browse, search, and view these historic images that document growth and change in Tulsa. The photographs have been mapped to allow for location-based browsing and to enable you to find images nearby your current location.

When you find a remarkable image from decades ago, share it via email, Twitter, or Facebook. Snap your own photo of present-day Tulsa and send it side-by-side with the historic image, creating your own custom Beryl-O-Gram. You can even use the camera on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to overlay the historic photograph with your current view.


• Access hundreds of historic images
• See a map with drop pins that represent the photos
• Search for a photo or location
• Browse photos taken nearby your current location
• Share images through email
• Share images on Twitter
• Share images on Facebook

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

History In High Def

Although I normally stick to Tulsa history on this blog, occasionally something comes along regarding our state's history that I must share. The Oklahoma Historical Society has been busy digitally converting  entire film collections, thanks to some fancy new equipment they acquired this past December. They share a sneak peek on their blog today.  This footage is from the Haskell Pruett Collection that "documents community events such as parades and rodeos as well as leisure activities of an Oklahoma family from 1929 to the late 1960s."  While there is no sound, it is nonetheless a fascinating glimpse into the way life was.