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PaperCity Dallas March 2023

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After By Rebecca Sherman. Photography Lisa Petrole. Opposite page: A collage of Winn Morton's costume and set sketches for the circus and Texas Rose Festival, along with old photos from his work on Broadway shows and touring productions. A 1946 photo shows Morton as a young man atop a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus train. THE FANTASTICAL WORLD MAGICAL, of MORTON 37 years designing thousands of festooned costumes and spectacular sets and lighting for Ringling Bros., The Texas Rose Festival, and Dallas social extravaganzas, the late Winn Morton left a rare legacy including his family's 1913 Prairie-style house in Lancaster, which has since been sold, its elaborate collections disbanded. PaperCity was the last to photograph the legendary home intact. 83

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