Guide to the Houston, Texas Photo Album

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0335
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1911
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
1 box, 345 items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Some of the 345 silver gelatin photoprints, mounted on gray paper pages in this album, apparently were taken in Houston, as the title page indicates. However, many others were taken in New Orleans, and possibly other areas in the Gulf States. The New Orleans pictures depict City Park, St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, above ground cemeteries, the French Quarter, the French Market, the Hotel Royal (the old St. Louis Hotel), etc. Other subjects include informal portraits of men, two of which are identified and dated 1911; people fishing; horse drawn carriages, streetcars and automobiles in urban areas; women typing in an office; army barracks and tents, soldiers, and sailors; people in front of a Barnum & Bailey circus poster, a clown, and other circus scenes; houses; etc. Most of the pictures, of varying sizes, seem to be amateur work, but others are more advanced or possibly professional in style and quality.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Album of photographs. Unarranged: original order of pages uncertain.

Historical
Historical
Nothing is known about this unbound album of photographs. The content of the photographs themselves and the title page provide the only documentation. The album was found incomplete and unbound, and the original cover has been discarded because it was in poor condition and was contaminating the album pages and photographs. The "Queen" style album was manufactured by Tatum (?), patented July 13, 1909(?).

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by David Haberstich, 1991
Author
David E. Haberstitch
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The album, found in the Museum vault, presumably was part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, or might have been acquired later in the late 1960s to early 1980s, by Dr. John Hoffman when he was curator of the collection.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Houston, Texas Photo Album, 1911, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Houston (Texas) -- 1910-1920 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Orleans (La.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Outdoor recreation -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1910-1920 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Recreation, outdoor -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seamen -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soldiers -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans (La.) -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Circuses (performances) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Circus -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cemeteries -- Louisiana -- New Orleans Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cabildo, The, New Orleans (La.) -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Battleship -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Automobiles -- 1910-1920 -- Texas -- Houston Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albums Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hotel Royal (old St. Louis Hotel), New Orleans (La.) -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
City Park, New Orleans (La.) -- 1910-1920 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fishing -- ca. 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Florida -- 1910-1920 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
French Market, New Orleans (La.) -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
French Quarter (New Orleans, La.) -- 1910-1920 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Horses -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Typists -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Streets -- Texas Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Streets -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Travel -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives