Tucson Amusement Park of Visual Culture


When it comes to giving your home character, there is no better choice than finding furniture that fits your exact style and your needs. Sometimes you just can’t express yourself with mass merchandise at Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, or other department store. Even higher end showrooms tend to stock the newest models, leaving the antique and vintage seekers behind. That’s where consignment stores, estate sales, and thrift stores kick in.

In Tucson, there’s a huge and wild place called Copper Country that amasses cultural relics, ephemera, and surviving objects for the eclectic shopper to the narrow-minded style hunter.There are room-like booths from an assortment of vendors and collectors who sell collectibles, furniture, knick knacks, and even a casting of a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex skull. You can even bring your dog on a hot summer day.

By living in Tucson, I have found that many customs and visuals are brought out to the public here. The artistic facets of amalgamation and assimilation in the city blend into a rich source of inspiration and leave artifacts stemming from many lives and styles- from Mexico, Native Americans, Americans, and everyone in between.

Copper Country captures a monstrous handful of this history, and of industrial and social progression. These are some shots from a recent visit…

1 Comment on Tucson Amusement Park of Visual Culture

  1. Christine Holland
    July 21, 2011 at 9:43 am (9 years ago)

    I love that place. Especially the buffalo statues.


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