Historic Photos of Houston

By the mid-nineteenth century, the city of Houston was a vibrant cultural center of the South. It is an American city quintessentially founded upon change. From its birth to the present, Houston has consistently built and reshaped its appearance, ideals, and industry. Through changing fortunes, Houston has continued to grow and prosper by overcoming adversity and maintaining the strong, independent culture of its citizens.Historic Photos of Houston captures this journey through still photography selected from the finest archives. From early cotton exports to the oil discovery at Spindletop, the formation of the Texas Medical Center to the establishment of NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center, Historic Photos of Houston follows life, government, education, and events throughout the city’s history. This volume captures unique and rare scenes through the lens of hundreds of historic photographs. Published in striking black and white, these images communicate historic events and everyday life

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