Texas Photos

William Deming Hornaday over his years of the late 1800s into the 20th century he collected about 5,818 photographs, photographic postcards, photo engravings and negatives. They covered sites across Texas, particularly Brownsville, El Paso, San Antonio, and the Rio Grande Valley but also photos of places outside the United States. It is housed now in the Texas State Archives and much of it is digital and online. 

To begin a search go to the search box to the upper right and place a surname or keyword, such as a location. You can also search by lists or by topics. Within a big general topic will be additional sub-topics. For example under ‘Cowboys’ there are 9 other sub-topics such as Girl Rangers, Texas Ranchers, or horses and men.  

For each image there is a description once you click on the image to enlarge it. You can right click on the image to save it to your computer.

The variety of images does expand beyond Texas to other places in the United States and other nations. So do use the search box. 

Photos: Alamo, Texas Bar-b-que; Texas Ranger on a horse and a rural church.

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