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Painted portrait of Dick Dowling
Photograph of a printed reproduction of an oil painting of Dick Dowling, an Irishman from Houston and Confederate Army war hero, in uniform with descriptive caption. At the time of his death from yellow...
First telegraph lines
Poles supporting the first telegraph line stand along the side an unidentified street.
First airplane pilot from Houston
L. L. Walker, hidden by a wing, sits at the controls of a Bleriot type airplane of his own design. Seven unidentified men stand around the plane. This photograph was taken at the start of Walker's attempt...
Unidentified Gathering in front of the San Leon Motel
A large group of unidentified people poses by the entrance of the San Leon Motel. The men are dressed in uniform and are standing behind and among the women in the group. The first row is seated and includes...
J. Whitfield Barber Shop
The J. Whitfield Barber Shop operated out of a space on the first floor of a building in downtown Houston.
"Houston Post-Dispatch" (May 22, 1927)
Image of the front page of a newspaper published by the "Houston Post-Dispatch" on May 22, 1927. The major headline refers to aviator Charles Lindbergh, who had landed the first transatlantic flight, from...
Mule drawn streetcar
Unidentified men pose in a front of a mule-drawn streetcar. By 1874 eight cars were in service by the Houston City Railroad Company that used wooden tracks. In June 1891 spectators saw the first test of...
Oil painting of Main Street at McKinney
Black and white photograph of an oil painting of Houston, showing Main Street near Lamar Avenue looking north. The First Presbyterian Church can be identified in the left portion of the image. A flagpole...
Two Curtiss Oriole airplanes at an aviation meet
Six people pose by two Curtiss Oriole airplanes at an aviation meet in Houston. The airplane in the background is painted with the name S.E.J. Cox. The first commercial airline to enter Houston was started...
Excavation for Commerce Building
Excavation for the new location of Levy Brothers Dry Goods Co., to be built by Jesse H. Jones, and located at 914 Main Street at Walker. The First Presbyterian Church can be seen to the left of the excavation...
Entrance to Westmoreland residential area
Entrance road into the Westmoreland residential area, Houston, TX. Ornamental stone pillars and a wrought-iron fence delineate the boundary of the development. Westmoreland was the first of Houston's new...
Main street at Franklin Avenue
A view of Main Street at Franklin Avenue looking south. Automobiles can be seen stopped at the first traffic signal and parked along the side of the street. Intersecting tracks and overhead electric wires...
900 block of Main Street facing north at McKinney Avenue
A view of Main Street at McKinney Avenue looking north from the 900 block. The First Presbyterian Church is on the left. Automobiles are parked on the sides of the street in both directions.
The Carnegie Library was located at the corner of Travis Street and McKinney Avenue. The lot for the building was purchased from the First Presbyterian Church around 1900-1901, with the library opening...
The "Saltilla" at the second opening of the Houston Ship Channel (black and white)
A large crowd gathers beside the "Saltilla" at the second opening of the Houston Ship Channel. The "Saltilla", of the Southern Steamship company, was celebrated as the first deepwater ship to visit the...
Dock view of the "Saltilla" at the second opening of the Houston Ship Channel
A large crowd gathers beside the "Saltilla" at the Houston Ship Channel. One unidentified man walks toward the camera. A crowd stands on railroad boxcars on the right of the photograph. The "Saltilla",...
The "Saltilla" at the second opening of the Houston Ship Channel (sepia)
A sepia tone photograph of the "Saltilla" at the second opening of the Houston Ship Channel. A large crowd gathers beside the ship and the wheelhouse is visible above the crowd. The "Saltilla", of the...
Elevated view of Main Street from Lamar Avenue
A view from an elevated position on Main Street looking north from Lamar Avenue. Construction of several buildings under way illustrates the downtown building boom of 1927. The Neils Esperson building,...
"U.S. Revenue Cutter Windom" at first opening of Houston Ship Channel
The "U.S. Revenue Cutter Windom" is tied to the dock at the Port of Houston. Several smaller boats are moored in front of and behind the "Windom's" berth.
Business at Twelfth street and University Avenue
Printed photograph of Huntsville, Texas showing the corner of Twelfth street and University Avenue. The corner building that houses several businesses is centered in the photograph. Poe and Wright's Photograph...
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