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HHRC Image Collections

HMRC is home to over 4 million images that highlight day-to-day activity in Houston and Texas, with coverage from the 1860s to the 1980s. The collection covers subjects such as farming, industry, oil exploration, transportation, architecture, and natural disasters, as well as festivals, parades, and cultural, civic, and sporting events. Particular strengths of the collection are news and commercial photography.

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William D. Murdy - MSS 0243

Commercial photographs of industrial and architectural views, including private residences, as well as commercial buildings