Tulsa Ornament / Souvenir - Historic Black Wall Street 2021
This ornament honors Historic Black Wall Street.
The 2021 Ornament celebrates Tulsa's Black Wall Street, a thriving community of small, independent, black-owned businesses and services in historic Greenwood. It comprised a 35 square block area where people worked, lived, shopped, played and worshiped. The back piece shows several buildings representing some of the more than 70 businesses, incliding restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, barber shops, dentists, variety stores and theatres. Also represented are churches and residences.
At the bottom center are figures of a man and woman representing the nearly 10,000 person community. It all was burned to the ground in the horrific massacre of 1921. In a few years new entrepreneurs rebuilt it, and the community thrived again until the 1950s. The front piece says: Historic Greenwood, 1921. For more information on Black Wall Street check out the newly opened Greenwood Cultural Center.
Tulsa Ornaments make great souvenirs! My husband and I always buy an ornament when traveling to help us remember where we've been. It's so much fun to reminisce when decorating the tree each year and remember all the places that we've visited and the people we've met. They also make great gifts for your out of town visitors. We have ornaments with several of the major Tulsa landmarks and you can pair them with my landmark art (I carry small 4x4 framed prints) that are perfect gifts to give your visitor to help them remember their visit with you in Tulsa.
Peake Photography & Design Art & Gifts is now carrying Bobbie Whaling's Tulsa Ornaments.
Since 1985, a great many Tulsan's have been collecting and enjoying a unique ornament depicting various Tulsa landmarks, cultural treasures or special events. The ornaments, made of solid brass with a 24K gold wash, are three dimensional. Each Ornament since 1987 has been designed by Bobbie Whaling, local artist and retired art teacher.
We have The Gathering Place, The Cain's, The Golden Driller, Route 66, TU, Tulsa Centennial, Tulsa Skyline, COVID, BOK, Brady Theater, Will Rogers High School
Our ornaments are behind the counter so please ask the staff at the front if you are interested in the ornaments.