Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tulsarama and the "Brothers of the Brush"

"Tulsarama, " was Tulsa's contribution to the Semi-Centennial (1957). Local men, called "The Brothers of the Brush," were encouraged to grow beards. Beards were rare in the 1950s and always gathered attention. The beards would then be shaved off during the festivities.
You can learn more about the Tulsarama here.


My dad was one of the Brothers of the Brush. Here is his certificate of membership.




My dad died over 8 years ago. Mom is sure that he made a guess about the population of Tulsa in 2007 that just may be included inside the buried 1957 Plymouth Belvedere that will be unearthed at noon on 6-15-07.




I know there are some old photos I remember seeing of my dad with a beard. I will try to find some and post them later. By the way, the men also wore bowler hats as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here are some high resolution pictures of the car and the items that were stored inside it. Looks like a "fixer upper"

Pics:
http://www.jlaforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=8700431#8700431