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Sinopsis: Alexander has found gold inthe hills and plains of Oklahoma with a portfolio of 100 luminous portraits of elders born in or before 1907. The Centenarians within these pages radiate beauty and strength, grit and grace, showing 100 different ways to be 100. Their copper-washed portraits are elegant in their simplicity. Alexander traveled nearly 4,000 miles of Oklahoma's highways, main streets, and dirt roads. Along the wasy, she discovered America's last pioneers including Trail of Tears descendants, a World War I widow, Land Run children born in sod houses, squatter's cabins and dugouts, early pilots, wildcatters, and Dust Bowl farmers.
Art Linkletter used to say that kids could say the most amusing things. Oldsters are no slouches at it, either.
Proof is found in "Salt of the Red Earth: A Century of Wit and Wisdom from Oklahoma's Elders" (Oklahoma Heritage Association, $39.95).
Photographer and writer M.J. Alexander interviewed 100 Oklahomans born in or before 1907, the year of statehood. Her photographs tell most of the story, but she included a short text on each, giving the date and place of birth and other background information as well as a quotation.
Contrary to expectations that 100-year-olds would be feeble and inarticulate, many of those pictured in the book are frisky and forward-looking. Wit is another evident ingredient in the lives of dozens of them...
Allen Marshall Cox of Tulsa, who was photographed June 19 at age 100, said, "I told the doctor I never smoked. I never did get drunk. Never ran crazy with women. I didn't have much fun, but I lived a good long time."...
Some think a daily toddy helps extend life; others tout exercise, eating chocolate, and positive thinking. Character can be seen in all the faces -- wrinkles and all -- and in the expressive hands.
Alexander is to be commended for excellent work. -- The Oklahoman, May 27, 2007
It's said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Now, it should come as little surprise that many of us who work in radio would say that hearing the undoctored human voice is about us intimate as you can get. Oklahoma City photographer M.J. Alexander's stunning sepia-toned portraits of Oklahomans over 100 years old and there's a certain timeless quality that seems to capture the essence of who these people are for all eternity. -- Scott Gurian, Oklahoma Public Radio
Viewing these photographs is like spending time with old friends. You feel enriched by the encounter and are glad you got to know these amazing people. -- Deborah Baker, collections manager, International Photography Hall of Fame
Título: Salt of the Red Earth: A Century of Wit and ...
Editorial: Oklahoma Heritage Association
Año de publicación: 2007
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Oklahoma Heritage Association. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1885596596 Oklahoma Heritage Association, 2007. Hard cover, first edition. Front flyleaf has been removed, otherwise VG condition in VG dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU1051918
Descripción Oklahoma Heritage Association, -, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good-. THIS ITEM IS LARGE/HEAVY AND MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING FOR INTERNATIONAL OR EXPEDITED DELIVERY 11 X 8.60 X 0.80 inches used hardcover in dust jacket. Some shelfwear to boards, corners bumped; dust jacket has a bit of light edgewear, and chipping at the corners. Previous owner's gift inscription to the verso of the ffep, else binding and pages remain solid, with no marks to text. Nº de ref. de la librería 10000000121458
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Descripción Oklahoma Heritage Association, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería P021885596596
Descripción Oklahoma Heritage Association, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Nº de ref. de la librería P011885596596
Descripción Oklahoma Heritage Association, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P111885596596
Descripción Oklahoma Heritage Association, Oklahoma City, OK, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. Size: 4mo - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall. 215 pp. Pages are tight and clean. Dust Jacket has no significant flaws. Previous owner's inscription on endpapers. Cover has no significant flaws. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3-5 pounds. Category: History; Genealogy & Local History. ISBN: 1885596596. ISBN/EAN: 9781885596598. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 110561. Additional shipping charges may apply. Nº de ref. de la librería 110561
Descripción Oklahoma Heritage Association. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1885596596 Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket; Hardcover with Jacket; Jaket is clean and intact with minor edgewear (Now fitted with a new, Brodart jacket protector); Boards are still glossy; Unblemished textblock edges; The endpapers and all text pages are clean and unmarked; Binding is tight with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Large Format (Quatro, 10.75" - 11.75" tall); Black dust jacket with photo of elderly woman & title in red lettering; 2007, Oklahoma Heritage Association; 215 pages; "Salt of the Red Earth: A Century of Wit and Wisdom from Oklahoma's Elders," by M. J. Alexander. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU-U02XK05111305
Descripción Oklahoma Heritage Association, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. de la librería 1885596596
Descripción Oklahoma Heritage Association, Oklahoma City, OK, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Signed by author. Inscribed by the author. Binding tight and square. Pages clean and free of writing or marks. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería BC10A-388