Oklahoma: Looking back

Posted on: 11:43 am, January 15, 2013, by , updated on: 05:58pm, May 30, 2013

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  • Owned and operated by William & Maggie Cawood. The young boy on crutches was their youngest son who lost his leg to polio. He was my grandfather and lived until 1985.

  • Potter Community, 6 miles south of Lucien, Oklahoma Territory

  • Sarah Jane Lauck Stewart with son William Virgil Stewart 1917-18 Mustang, OK

  • Mobile Gas Station in Edmond, OK 1958 when managed by Preston Stallings

  • VanWinkle children at Corbett, Ok 1918

  • Greenleaf School, Trousdale Oklahoma (one room school) circa 1904

  • First House above Ground, after Sod house living. Trousdale, Oklahoma

  • Sod House Living, Early Trousdale, Oklahoma

  • Tornado: 1948 March 25: F4 tornado strikes Lenna, killing 10. This is my Great Great Grandfather Funburg.

  • Early picture of Beard Cabin on original plot, Shawnee, OK

  • Oklahoma in early times

  • Pioneer Day - Guymon, OK 1934

  • Fort Supply, Oklahoma 2nd Grade, May 1945

  • Chickasha, Oklahoma Panorama

  • Johnsonville School

  • Wilbourn kids S.E. Oklahoma

  • 1940 Kiwanis Track Meet Shawnee, Oklahoma

  • Stallings Farm west of Jet, OK ca. 1907


  • Frank Stallings Farm West of Jet, OK ca. 1910

  • A rare 45 rpm I own. Foreman Scotty!

  • An Oklahoma Sooner protecting his claim.

  • drinking at water cooler in streetcar terminal, Oklahoma City 1939 Russell Lee Photographer

  • Town of Guthrie, US Route 77 and State Road 33, Guthrie 1977

  • Tornado. Oklahoma City, May 12, 1896 Thomas Croft Photographer

  • Security guard in uniform standing on wooden platform with his arm resting on the specimen of Smithsonite from the Morning Star Mine, Field Columbian Museum 1906

  • Medicine Creek 1870 William Stinson Soule

  • Oklahoma Delegation 1912 Republican Convention

  • Employees at Mid-Continent Refinery Tulsa 1943 John Vachon Photographer

  • Oklahoma City Skyline 1974 Charles O'Rear

  • Sac and Fox bark house Thomas Croft Date 1885-1900

  • Next week Oklahoma becomes the forty-sixth state in the union New-York tribune November 10 1907

  • Wichita Indian, grass house Near Anadarko Thomas Croft Date 1885-1900

  • Orchestra during intermission at square dance. Notice sweated shirt of host McIntosh County. Russell Lee Photographer 1939

  • Farmer and sons walking in the face of a dust storm - Cimarron County Arthur Rothstein 1915-1985 photographer 1936 April

  • Brick Plant Muskogee Russell Lee 1903-1986 photographer Abandoned brick plant near Muskogee 1939 or 1940

  • Wakita High School Basketball Team 40-41

This is a collection of scenes and photos from Oklahoma’s past. These photos are from many different years, but they were all taken in Oklahoma. We tried our best to include the photographer where it was known. If you have a very old photo that depicts a moment in Oklahoma history, add it to this gallery by clicking on “Submit a Photo” below.

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