We'll continue with a little more Socialism in a few days, but I thought this was interesting and I'd like to know if anyone else has ever heard about it. Who knows, maybe it's stored in someone's attic!
Caddo Herald, August 21, 1914
A contract was made Tuesday by the management of the Carnival with Mr. T. L. Baldwin, the wide-awake-photographer of Durant, to take a moving picture of the Carnival.
Mr. Baldwin will be here the entire four days with his machines and will take the parade as it passes, will photograph the immense crowds, will take the crowning of the Queen, the bronco busting as they actually occur. Besides pictures will be made of the dancing, the Gun Club shoot, and the crowds on the grounds.
Pictures will be made of the entire event, and throughout it all will appear the name of Caddo and the Corn Carnival. People during their pictures are supposed to act if noting were occurring- they must just be natural, walk naturally.
This means a great feature not only for Caddo, but for Bryan county. Mr. Baldwin is a good one, and the pictures will be shown all over the picture circuits. It is expected some of the best pictures extant will be made, because the parade is something rarely seen outside the big cities; the roping and riding will be perhaps the best in the land. Then the crowds will be interesting.
The committee has offered two prized, $5 and $2.50 additional for the best decorated baby buggies in the parade.
D.B. Williams and H.T. Styron went out to Noel Dodd’s Tuesday to secure some fine corn to be used for decorating purposes a the Carnival. They found lots of good corn.
(There is an ad in the September paper advertising the showing of the movie at the Electric Theater.)