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Unidentified park or woods
Photograph of a printed engraving of a wooded park where people are standing or sitting. Two horse-drawn carriages are shown, one occupied, the other empty.
Texan Railroad Depot
Photograph of a printed engraving of a railroad station labeled as A Texan Railroad Depot, crowded with an assortment of people of various ages, races, and sexes. A train and a stagecoach wagon are stopped...
Southern Pacific Railroad shops
Photograph of a printed engraving of the Southern Pacific Railroad shops. A number of tracks, empty and with train cars, are in the foreground in front of various buildings.
Silver nitrate cure
Photograph of an advertisement printed in the "Houston Chronicle" that depicts a "before and after" treatment for cigarette smoking called the Silver Nitrate Cure. The advertisement uses pictures of an...
Ranger "4", Model A-20 automobile
Printed photograph of a Ranger "4", Model A-20 automobile manufactured in Houston. The five passenger, four cylinder vehicle was built by the Southern Manufacturing Association Ltd., beginning in 1920....
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...
Original Plan of Houston map
Photograph of a reproduction of a map created by Gail Borden, who was commissioned by the Allen brothers to produce a map of the city. The "Original Plan of Houston" shows a city hugging Buffalo Bayou...
Photograph of a printed engraving of the four story Masonic Temple building in Houston. The building was located at the corner of Main Street and Capital Avenue. A few pedestrians are walking on the sidewalk...
Main Street from Franklin Street
Photograph of a printed engraving of Houston's Main Street looking south from Franklin Avenue. Horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians are depicted in the scene.
Map of Houston
Photograph of a printed engraving from the "Texas World" newspaper depicting Houston as the hub of manufacturing and distributing for Texas. Shipping lines and numerous railroads are shown branching out...
South east downtown Houston (left half of illustration)
Photograph of the left half of a printed illustration of bird's eye view of Houston. The view looks out from the City Hall tower south and east across the rooftops of the expanse of downtown. Horse-drawn...
Main Street fire at night
A night view of the destruction of the 1912 fire on Main Street. Light from the flames illuminates a burning building as streams of water are pointed at the fire. Electric wires, streetcar wires, unidentified...
Extinguishing of a fire at the Stowers building on Main Street
The damage from a 1912 fire on Main Street in Houston. A caption on the photograph identifies the last standing wall from the seven story Stowers Building. Streams of water are still pointed at the smoking...
Grand Central Station/Depot
An active street scene in front of Houston's Grand Central Station Railroad Depot. Pedestrians walk along the sidewalk, while horses, carriages and electric streetcars are in the road.
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...
Curtiss Oriole airplane with pilot
A Curtiss Oriole airplane sits on the ground with a pilot at the controls. Several unidentified men and women stand by the plane. The following information is courtesy of a family member. Seymour Ernest...
South east downtown Houston (right half of illustration)
Photograph of the right half of printed illustration of bird's eye view of Houston. The view looks out from the City Hall tower south and east across the rooftops of the expanse of downtown. Horse-drawn...
Aftermath of Fifth Ward fire
The aftermath of a fire that swept through the north side (Fifth Ward) following the Mardi Gras parade of 1912. The wall remnants rising from the ruins are part of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church and...
Panorama of downtown Houston (ca. 1911)
A panoramic view of downtown Houston. The photograph appears to be taken from an elevated position near Rusk Avenue, looking north along Main Street. The Rice Hotel and the Binz Building on Main are central...
Travis Street facing south from Texas Avenue
A view looking south onto Travis Street from Texas Avenue. Pedestrians walk along the sidewalks and cross the street. Automobiles travel the street. Streetcar rails are seen in the pavement and wires for...
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