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[Photograph 2012.201.B0961.0466]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "The John A. Brown Co. Monday was host to 40 representatives or men's and boy's wear manufacturing firms from all over the nation."
Date: February 20, 1956
Creator: Peterson, Dick
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0961.0457]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "An excavation crew, digging in the alley behind the John A. Brown Co., in downtown Oklahoma City, has struck oil. The oil, about 11,000 gallons, was found in a 22,000 tank buried 20 feet below the ground. Local officials said the tank was probably put in the ground around 1926, when railroads came through and brought in oil for the heating of the downtown buildings. They would dump the oil in the buried tanks. (overhead shot of the tank being pulled out of alley)"
Date: May 12, 1952
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0961.0463]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Downtown John A. Brown store, long a landmark on Main Street, had new owners Wednesday. John A. Brown Co. was sold to Dayton Hudson Corp., a national firm."
Date: January 20, 1971
Creator: Heaton, Dave
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0961.0458]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "After 59 years as one of Oklahoma City's most prominent business monuments, John A. Brown Co.'s downtown store ends its last day of operation Saturday as store manager R. H. Carr posts the "Closed" sign."
Date: June 20, 1974
Creator: Traverse, Cliff
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0961.0456]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "An excavation crew, digging in the alley behind the John A. Brown Co., in downtown Oklahoma City, has struck oil. The oil, about 11,000 gallons, was found in a 22,000 tank buried 20 feet below the ground. Local officials said the tank was probably put in the ground around 1926, when railroads came through and brought in oil for the heating of the downtown buildings. They would dump the oil in the buried tanks."
Date: May 12, 1952
Creator: Lucas, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society