Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tulsa Train

Stamped on the back "JUN 30 '40" and " A XENIX PRINT BY ROCHESTER PHOTO SUPPLY CO. TULSA."  

In April of 1990, Knox Photography of Tulsa Oklahoma closed it's doors.  In 1930, Howard Knox's father started Rochester Photo Supply, a big gamble during the great depression, especially in Oklahoma a state that was also hit hard by ongoing droughts,  the dust bow, and the collapse of the area's agricultural base.  Howard's father sold the business in 1965.  Two years latter  Howard opened a camera business of his own, Knox Photography.  Howard sold that camera store in 1984 to George Karvis.

In my lifetime, I've seen a lot of camera stores come and go.  I hate to see them die off.

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