The first image of the Tulsa skyline highlights the array of architectural styles featured in downtown Tulsa. The leftmost building, the Philtower, exhibits a combination of the Art Deco and Gothic Revival styles. The green roof of the mid continental building elegantly boasts Gothic Revival, while the First Place Tower to its right remains one […]

The discovery of oil in the state, especially in the northeast, has been imperative to the modern development of Oklahoma. Oklahoma oil’s significance to the early twentieth century economy is particularly pronounced in Tulsa, whose lavish art deco architecture accentuates the pomp and wealth of early oil discovery.

Captured in Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, this portrait accentuates the prominence of the North American buffalo within Oklahoma for millennia. Majestic and tenacious, bison were the only megafauna to have endured the drastic climatic changes at the end of the Pleistocene and into our current epoch, the Holocene. The earliest Indigenous Oklahomans not only utilized the bison for food, but also its hide for housing and clothing and bones for other technological uses. Moreover, the Plains Village Farmers and later Wichitas in western Oklahoma revered the buffalo as sacred.