Early Texas Postcards
SMU DeGolyer Library’s early Texas postcard collection provides a unique, visual glimpse of Texas history during the late 19th and early 20th century.

The postcards show developing towns and cities with changing skylines, street scenes, churches, schools and universities, local events and disasters, landscapes, agriculture, and the rise of such new industries as oil, railroads, tourism, recreation and banking. They preserve a particularly local view of time and place in Texas.

This collection is especially interesting because of the large number of real photographic postcards showing distinctly local views of Texas.

You may view many more early Texas postcards in the Texas: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints digital collection, available at digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/cul/tex/index.asp
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