Photos from the SMU Libraries

The Libraries at SMU have been posting old pictures from their archives on flickr. Here are a couple of highlights (linked to the originals)

Of course, I love old pictures of the Alamo. This one is from the late 1880s.

The AlamoAnother favorite from the most recent additions is this picture of a family in front of their ranch house in Henrietta, Texas sometime around the start of the last century. Note the large family and the small house.

The collection includes a few stereoscopic slides from the Galveston Hurricane. One gives you some sense of the scale of devastation that extends to the horizon.

Sometimes there’s no substitute for a picture’s ability to tell a story.

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