Big Tex Photos
|Kerens' Santa Claus, circa 1949||Artist Jack T. Bridges' concept sketch of Big Tex. Note thumb tucked into vest.|
|Original Tex pants at H.D. Lee Company of Shawnee Mission, KS.||Man with a plan: State Fair president R.L. Thornton (center) and Big Tex in 1952.|
Jack Bridges and Melba Taylor work on the second version of Big Tex.
|Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, in concert, under the watchful eyes of Tex, Oct. 1956.|
|By the mid-60's, Big Tex sported an LBJ-type Western hat.||Just Say No: Big Tex, sporting a salt-and-pepper look, wears a special ribbon, circa 1990.|
|By 1997, Big Tex, was wearing a more subdued outfit.||In 2004, Big Tex worked a decidedly Lone Star-look.|
|The best "seat" in the house belongs to Big Tex, shown here in 2006.||The Big Man gets new landscaping at his feet for the 2010 State Fair of Texas.|