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Faded Photographs by Mike Cox
"The people in these images could be your ancestors. Or mine. One thing is sure: They are long dead, and so, too, is anyone who could identify them... more"
NEW Features:
Cotton
  • The Altgelts of Comfort, San Antonio (and Argentina) 8-25-14
  • Rabbs Prairie 7-23-14
  • Dallas Union Station 7-21-14
  • Cotton Scenes in Texas: Series Seven 6-21-14
  • El Campo 6-7-14
  • Corpus Christie Policemen 1940s photos courtesy Jo Ann Arnold 4-13-14
  • Elephantine Memories By Dianne West Short 3-2-14
  • Kingsville
  • Kingsville - Henrietta M. King High School 10-21-13
  • Sam Houston's trusted friend was born a slave by Murray Montgomery 8-27-13
  • Kenedy 12-18-12
  • Lavaca
  • Lavaca County Old Photos Photos courtesy Friench Simpson Memorial Library 12-7-12
  • Fluvanna
  • Fluvanna, Texas Old Photos courtesy Dorothy Melton Knight 9-19-12
  • Men
  • Timeless Men of Colorado County 8-28-12
    Courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library
  • Timeless Women of Colorado County 8-31-12
    Courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library
  • Women
    Court Oak

  • Columbus Court Oak Photos courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library 9-1-12
  • houston
  • Houston Cotton Scenes 8-1-12
    Courtesy William Beauchamp Collection & rootsweb.com
  • Seymore Hopkins Co
  • Seymore
    Coliseum
  • Will Rogers Coliseum by Debbie M. Liles 7-2-12
    Arcadia Publishing
  • Houston’s Days of Yore by Bruce Martin 7-24-12
  • Houston
    sailors
  • Panhandle Sailors - Flatland Cousins Who Went to Sea 6-29-12
    The siren call of the sea seems to reach deep inland. Historically, it’s typical to find large numbers of naval personnel originating from land-locked regions.
  • Baseball
  • My Father Zola 6-1-12
    Baseball, Love and a Love of Baseball
    A serialization of the writings of George Olsson Short
    (1920-2003)
    Chapter One
  • cotton scenes
    William Beauchamp Collection:
    Vintage postcards
  • Cotton Scenes in Texas: Series Six 6-9-12
  • Cotton Gins In Texas - Series 6 4-19-12
  • Cotton Gins
    Seymour
  • Seymour Texas Old Photos - Picking Cotton in 1943 6-1-12
    Photos courtesy Jesse Suttles
  • Sutherland Springs
  • Sutherland Springs Old Photos 3-7-12 Old photos courtesy James M Ziegler
  • Brownwood 3-12-12
  • Helena
  • Helena Schoolhouse / Former Karnes County Courthouse Photos courtesy William Beauchamp 2-29-12
  • Chalk Mountain 3-3-12
  • Chalk Mountain
    Thorp Springs
  • Thorp Springs Christian College 1914-1915 Yearbook Old photos courtesy Catherine Williams Hiesiger 1-16-12
  • Enloe 2-21-12
  • Lobo
  • Lobo - 1915-1917 11-25-11
  • Rosebud Texas Bank 1901 photo courtesy Susan Bashore 12-30-11
  • Rosebud
  • Myself in the Texas Badlands 8-31-11
    The Best Mule-Drawn Machine Gun Outfit in Texas 1923
    Old photos of 230 mile trip from Marfa to Del Rio via Longfellow and Comstock
    Photos Courtesy K. Scheibal
  • Westminster
  • Westminster 10-13-11
  • Nocona 7-31-11
  • Austin
  • Austin Old Photos 9-9-11
  • Texas State Capitol 2-7-11
  • Big Wells 6-1-11
  • Catarina 6-21-11
  • Capitol
    Bridges Series 9
  • Forgotten Texas Bridges: Series Nine 4-1-11
  • Sipe Springs School 1914 4-2-11
  • Pearland 3-15-11
  • Pearland
    Wharton
  • Wharton County Old Photos 1-5-10
  • Texas Pete 1-28-11
  • Pete
    Marable/Cockrum
  • Marable/Cockrum Families Collection 10-8-10
  • Post Old Photos 10-7-10
  • Marlin - East Texas Gas, 194711-2-10
  • Post
    Gray Mule, Texas
  • Gray Mule Old Photos 9-15-10
  • Goodnight Old Photos 9-21-10
  • Goodnight, Texas
    Somerville
  • Sipe Springs 10-4-10
  • Grassyville -23-10
  • Woodsboro 4-25-10
  • Somerville Vintage Photos 4-13-10
  • Sipe Springs
    Cotton scenes
  • Cotton Scenes in Texas: Series V 9-14-10
  • Cotton Scenes in Texas: Series IV
  • Cotton Scenes in Texas: Series III
  • Texas Cotton Scenes: Series II
  • Texas Cotton Scenes: Series I
  • Smithville's second bridge
  • Smithville’s (2nd) Colorado River Bridge 1915-1950 6-1-10
  • Smithville’s (1st) Colorado River Bridge 1900 6-1-10
  • The Railroad in Smithville 6-4-10
  • Rosebud
  • Rosebud - Hauling Corn Crop to Market at Age 13 3-1-10
    "Growing Up On the Farm" by Henry Skupin
  • Tyler
  • Tyler - Postcard History1-1-10
  • Farmersville Vintage Photos 1-15-10
  • O'Quinn 1-21-10
  • O'Quinn
    Bridge
    Beauchamp Collection. Postcards circa 1910:
  • Forgotten Texas Bridges: Series Eight 12-22-09
  • Sweetwater
  • Sweetwater Vintage Photos 12-16-09
  • Sweetwater Vintage Postcards 12-16-09
  • Beeville 11-30-09
  • Tesnus
  • Tesnus 9-24-09
  • Clareville 11-6-09
  • Vernon 11-14-09
  • William Beauchamp Collection:
    Vintage postcards
  • Cotton Gins in Texas: Series IV 8-27-09
  • Cotton Gins in Texas: Series III 10-10-08
  • Cotton Gins in Texas: Series II 10-10-08
  • Cotton Gins in Texas: Series I 12-31-07
  • The Beauchamp Collection - postcards ca1910
  • Forgotten Texas Bridges: VII 10-13-09
  • Forgotten Texas Bridges: VI 6-28-09
  • Forgotten Texas Bridges: V 6-5-09
  • Forgotten Texas Bridges: IV 2-9-09
  • Forgotten Texas Bridges: III 6-19-08
  • Forgotten Texas Bridges: II 12-9-07
  • Forgotten Texas Bridges: I 11-13-07
  • Cuero
    William Beauchamp Collection:
  • Cuero Turkey Trot 4-20-09
  • Cuero 4-20-09
  • Fowlerton 4-12-09
  • Sinton 4-17-09
  • Hochheim 1-5-09
  • Granger
  • Texas Treasures Come to Light in Tasmania - Wedding Photos of Doc Holiday and “Big Nose Kate”
  • Granger Through The Years 10-3-08
    The Martinets Collection
  • Goliad Vintage Photos 11-7-08
    William Beauchamp Collection
  • El Paso’s Beautiful People: 1921-1946 6-5-08
    The Casasola Photo Collection, UT El Paso
  • Tyler, Texas 3-3-08
  • Sierra Blanca
  • Sierra Blanca 1-14-08
  • Scranton Academy1-31-08
  • Carbon
  • Carbon 12-13-07
  • Hog Drives 12-8-07
  • The Texas Flood of 1935 11-7-07
  • Tuleta 11-3-07
  • Marion 10-31-07
  • Milford 10-19-07
    Texas' first icehouse?
  • San Diego
  • San Diego 10-5-07
  • Hedley 10-12-07
  • Lodi Oil Camp, c.1920s 9-1-07
  • Brown's Humble Station, San Antonio, c.1938 9-13-07
  • Raisin Family Photos, c.1900s 8-28-07

  • Colorado County Courthouse 8-25-07
  • The Lamesa Lobos
    Baseball in West Texas 1948 - 1950
    7-8-07
  • Kerrick Schoolchildren 7-15-07
  • Life on a West Texas Paint Train in the 1940s 7-6-07
  • Higgins 1947 Tornado 6-23-07
  • Higgins - Family 6-23-07
  • Humble Oil Company 6-12-07
  • Dalworthington
  • Dalworthington Gardens 6-1-07
  • Locomotive Boiler Explosion 6-1-07
  • Phillips 6-2-07
  • Goodnight 5-28-07
  • Desdemona 5-3-07
    "My grandfather Joe Duke was at one time known as Texas' youngest millionaire. A few years later he had no money left and was a pauper at the time of his death." - John Keith
  • Collegeport 5-7-07
  • Canyon Theatre, Leakey 4-7-07
  • Star 4-2-07
  • Manor, Texas c.1920s 1-10-07
  • Childress and Vernon Family Photos c. 1914 1-4-07
  • Briggs, Texas Tornado of 1906 11-7-06
    Falfurrias 6-24-06

    Vintage Photos • Old Postcards:

    Ancestors Gone Wild series

    Special Feature
    "Ancestors Gone Wild" Series

    "If you can not get rid of the family skeleton,
    you may as well make it dance."
    - George Benard Shaw
    SPECIAL SUBJECTS
  • Texas Courthouses - Texas courthouses past and present
  • Razed in Texas - Texas' razed buildings
  • Forgotten Texas Bridges: Series 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
  • Cotton Gins in Texas: Series 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
  • Cotton Scenes in Texas 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
  • TEXAS OLD PHOTOS
    Listing by Towns

  • The Texas Flood of 1935
  • Abilene
  • Albany
  • Alpine
  • Amarillo
  • Aransas Pass
  • Armstrong Colony
  • Ashby 6-2-14
  • Austin Old Photos 4-18-11
  • Austin - Texas State Capitol 2-7-11
  • Ballinger 11-4-10
  • Balmorhea
  • Beasley 5-14-10
  • Beaumont Bridge
  • Beaukiss School
  • Beeville
  • Bells - old depot
  • Bellville
  • Ben Ficklin
  • Bend
  • Bernardo
  • Bertram
  • Best - Texon Oil Field
  • Big Spring
  • Big Spring - Settles Hotel
  • Big Wells
  • Blackwell
  • Blessing
  • Bloomington 2-28-14
  • Boerne
  • Boise
  • Booth 5-14-10
  • Borger Feature
  • Brady Depot
  • Bremond Depot 6-13-14
  • Bridge Valley 6-28-14
  • Briggs Feature
  • Brownsville Feature
  • Brownwood Feature 3-12-12
  • Bug Tussle 4-16-14
  • Burkburnett
  • Burleson
  • Caesar 8-1-11
  • Catarina 6-21-11
  • Cedar Station 10-1-12
  • Chalk Mountain 3-3-12
  • Childress Feature
  • Circle Back 9-25-13
  • Cisco
  • Cistern 4-26-14
  • Clareville
  • Clarkson
  • Collegeport - depot
  • Columbus
  • Columbus - Colorado County Courthouse
  • Comfort - The Altgelts of Comfort, San Antonio (and Argentina) 8-25-14
  • Commerce High School Class Of 1922
  • Coolidge 10-13-13
  • Corpus Christi
  • Corsicana 3-2-14
  • Cottonwood
  • Crane
  • Crosbyton
  • Cross Plains - Cromer Hotel
  • Cuero
  • Cuero Turkey Trot
  • Dalhart
  • Dallas Union Station 7-21-14
  • Dalworthington Gardens
  • Desdemona
  • Eagle Lake
  • Eagle Pass
  • East Texas Oil Field Camp
  • Edinburg
  • El Campo 6-7-14
  • El Paso
  • El Paso’s Beautiful People: 1921-1946 Feature
  • Electric City
  • Eliasville
  • Enloe 2-21-12
  • Eulogy Feature
  • Falfurrias Feature
  • Farmersville 1-15-10
  • Fayetteville
  • Flomot
  • Fowlerton
  • Fort Stockton
  • Francitas
  • Fredonia
  • Frelsburg
  • Friendship Feature
  • Gainesville
  • Gasoline
  • Gladewater
  • Glidden
  • Goodnight
  • Grand Prairie
  • Granger Through The Years Feature
  • Granger
  • Gray Mule Feature 9-15-10
  • Greenville
  • Happy
  • Harlingen
  • Hedley
  • Helena Schoolhouse - Former Karnes County Courthouse 2-29-12
  • Henderson
  • Hereford
  • Hidalgo Feature
  • Higgins 1947 Tornado Feature
  • Higgins - Family
  • Hochheim
  • Hog Drives
  • Houston - Old Houston
  • Indian Gap
  • Indianola
  • Iraan
  • Iredell 7-2-11
  • Isom
  • Jacksboro
  • Jacksonville
  • Jarrell
  • Johnson City
  • Jourdanton
  • Junction
  • Katemcy 1-3-11
  • Kenedy 12-18-12
  • Kerrick Schoolchildren Feature
  • Kerrville
  • Kingsville - Henrietta M. King High School 10-21-13
  • Knickerbocker
  • Kress
  • Lamesa Lobos - Baseball in West Texas 1948 - 1950 Feature
  • Langtry
  • Leakey's Canyon Theatre
  • Lilac 1901 4-23-11
  • Lipscomb
  • Lodi Oil Camp, c.1920s Feature
  • Lolita
  • Longview - Northcutt Heights Elementary School 5-24-12
  • Lubbock
  • Mackay Feature
  • Marlin
  • McAdoo
  • McLean
  • Milford
  • Mineola
  • Mineral Wells - Baker Hotel
  • Mineral Wells - Crazy Water Hotel
  • Mobeetie
  • Muldoon 5-1-14
  • Nacogdoches
  • New Bielau 1-4-10
  • New Boston
  • Nocona 7-31-11
  • Normanna
  • Odessa
  • Olmos 7-12-13
  • Osage 1-9-10
  • Ottine
  • Pearland 3-15-11
  • Pearsall
  • Pennington 3-29-12
  • Pharr
  • Phillips
  • Port Arthur
  • Port Isabel Feature
  • Poynor 9-7-12
  • Pyote 4-2-14
  • Quanah
  • Quandrangle, San Antonio
  • Rabbs Prairie 7-23-14
  • Raisin
  • Rice Ranch Community
  • Rock Island Feature
  • Rocksprings
  • Rosebud 3-1-10
  • Rosebud Texas Bank - 1901 12-30-11
  • Round Top July 4th Airplane Float 7-3-14
  • Roxana
  • Roznov
  • Rusk
  • San Antonio - Courthouse
  • San Antonio - Humble Oil Company Feature
  • San Diego
  • San Marcos
  • San Saba River Bridge
  • Sanderson
  • Sandoval
  • Savannah 5-14-12
  • Scott
  • Scranton Academy
  • Seguin
  • Seguin Chronicles
  • Seminole Feature
  • Shafter
  • Shiner - Saloon
  • Sinton
  • Sipe Springs 4-2-11
  • Skidmore
  • Soash
  • Sonora
  • Smithville’s Colorado River Bridge Feature 6-1-10
  • Smithville’s Colorado River Bridge 1900 Feature 6-1-10
  • Smithville - Railroad Feature 6-4-10
  • Snyder
  • Star Feature
  • Sunshine Hill
  • Starr County - Lost Photos Feature
  • Sweetwater
  • Swiss Alp 11-1-13
  • Tahoka
  • Talpa
  • Taylor
  • Tenaha
  • Terrell
  • Tesnus
  • Texarkana
  • Thrall
  • Timpson
  • Tivoli
  • Tulia
  • Tyler - Photographic History
  • Tyler - Postcard History1-1-10
  • Union Grove
  • Vattmann
  • Vernon
  • Waco
  • Waco - ALICO Building
  • Waco - Waco Steel Bridge
  • Warda 4-28-14
  • Watterson 6-17-10
  • Weimar
  • Weldon
  • Weslaco
  • Weslaco Architecture
  • Weslaco Fruit Fashion
  • Weslaco People
  • West Texas in the 1940s Feature
  • West Texas in the 1920s Feature 8-31-11
  • Westminster 10-13-11
  • Wharton
  • White Deer
  • Whittenburg
  • Winchell
  • Winedale 7-8-14
  • Wink
  • Wink Gas Stations
  • New Mexico
  • Coca-Cola Trucks and Bottling Works of SE New Mexico 1936-1965
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    Borger
    Lost Photos of Starr County
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