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Advertisement promoting land to immigrants
Image of a broadside advertisement for the Houston and Texas Central Railroad offering land for immigrants. Multiple landscapes and cityscapes--many of which showcase modern modes of transportation--are...
Toothbrush Drill at the Brackenridge School
Printed half-tone photograph of a group of unidentified children at the Brackenridge School standing in a semi-circle and participating in a toothbrush drill. An early phonograph with external horn is...
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...
Baptism in Buffalo Bayou
A large group of African-American spectators stands on the banks of Buffalo Bayou to witness a baptism. Many umbrellas are present indicating an effort to provide some shade from the heat of the day.
Southern Tire & Rubber Company in the Bryan Hall Building
The Bryan Hall building in Houston was located at 812 Fannin. Barber Plumbing Company is advertised on the right side of the storefront. The Southern Tire & Rubber Company is operating out of the left...
Congress Street east from Main Street
Photograph of a printed engraving of Houston from Main Street looking east down Congress Avenue. Pedestrians, horse-drawn carriages, and an electric streetcar are depicted in the scene.
Unidentified drilling derrick with trees
An unidentified oil field in Texas. A single tall drilling derrick stands twice the height of a tree nearby. A jumble of pipes and equipment is visible at the base of the derrick. A few other derricks...
Unidentified oil rigs with shrubbery
An unidentified oil field near Houston. A number of drilling derricks are scattered among the trees and shrubs. A work building on the left side of the site is painted with the name "Texas Company." The...
Cartwright #18 blowing in under control
An early oil well in Texas. The photograph is labeled "Cartwright # 18 blowing in under control". Spray from the blow is heading horizontally away from the derrick where a stack of drill pipe is visible....
Bringing in the Lathrop Well #1
An early oil well in Gregg County, Texas. The photograph is labeled "Bringing in the Lathrop Well #1." A large group of unidentified men are gathered by the well derrick.
World War I homecoming parade (unidentified street)
A group of men in military uniform gathers on the edge of an unidentified city street for a World War I homecoming parade. The street is crowded with cars--both parked and driving--and people line the...
World War I homecoming parade (unidentified intersection)
Cars are stopped in multiple directions at an unidentified Houston street intersection. A horse-drawn water wagon is stopped in front of one line of cars. A few cars travel in the opposite direction and...
Soldiers marching down a street near Camp Logan
A line of soldiers march in formation down a street, preceded by a military band. A few unidentified people are watching from the side of the street. Houses line one side of the street, while poles supporting...
Ima Hogg on a horse-drawn carriage-float
Ima Hogg and an unidentified woman are seated in a horse-drawn carriage, decorated with flowers for the Tekram parade, part of Houston's No-Tsu-Oh festival. Two unidentified men sit atop horses on each...
Firefighter with firefighting equipment (c. 1921)
The Central Fire Station in Houston was located at the corner of Texas Avenue and San Jacinto Street. An unidentified fireman in uniform stands at the front of a motorized hook and ladder truck. Two unidentified...
Firefighters with firefighting equipment (c. 1921)
The Central Fire Station in Houston was located at the corner of Texas Avenue and San Jacinto Street. Firemen in uniform pose with a horse-drawn hook and ladder truck. Three horses are hitched to the front...
Downtown Houston west from the city hall tower
Photograph of a printed engraving of a view looking west from the City Hall tower of Houston across the rooftops of the expanse of the city. Horse-drawn transportation and pedestrians are depicted in the...
Ziegler and Company's cotton warehouses
Photograph of a printed engraving illustrating the port of Houston looking north from Allen's Landing across Buffalo Bayou. A side wheel paddle boat and barges towed by boats are all loaded with cotton....
View on the bayou at Houston
Photograph of a printed engraving depicting a view on the bayou at Houston. Large trees are leaning over the water as two men paddle a small boat in the stream.
Various seals of industry for Houston and Harris County
Photograph of an advertising image of the variety of seals of industry related to Houston and Harris County. Cotton, sugar, lumber, cotton oil, shipping, railroads, and manufacturing are all represented....
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