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Help us identify these photos!

If you can help identify a person, place, or object please let us know by using this webform. 

HPL is excited to invite customers to participate in our archives. Crowdsourcing provides an opportunity for customers to improve the descriptions of our archival and other research collections. Your contributions will help others learn and discover more about Houston’s History!

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Harrison Family - MSS 0130

Can you identify people or places in these photos? This collection documents the Harrison Family of Houston, Texas from 1880 to 1980 and features Edwin Harrison, a civic and community leader.

Hilliard Taylor - PH0007

Can you identify people, buildings, or other places in these photos? Hilliard Taylor was a businessman and a Houston city alderman.

Jack Yates Collection MSS - 0281

Can you identify people, buildings, or other places in these photos? Reverend Jack Yates was a community leader and Preacher at Antioch Baptist Church in Houston’s Fourth Ward.