Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Tale of Historical Photo Showmanship

Colorado collector and attorney, Fred Mazzulla, died in 1981 but left behind a whopper of a photo legacy. He collected images of the Old West including photos of the women who worked in bawdyhouses and even executions. Channel 9 in Denver featured him in a story last week. It's a fascinating tale of one man's passion for collecting. My favorite quote is the last line of the piece when Mazzulla is quoted as saying in a 1972 newspaper interview, "I'm no stickler for historical accuracy. Sometimes it takes showmanship to make history interesting." Whoa!


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