University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Verkin Photo Company Collection, 1900-1945



Descriptive Summary

Creator Verkin Photo Company
Title: Verkin Photo Company Collection
Dates: 1900-1945
Abstract Consists of photographs taken by the Verkin Photo Company in Galveston, Texas.
Extent: 411 Silver Gelatin Prints, 196 Glass Plate Negatives, 69 Safety Negatives.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Creator Sketch:

The Verkin Photo Company was located in the city of Galveston, Texas, but also conducted business in the surrounding area including Texas City, and parts of East Texas. Photographers included Paul Verkin (1862-ca.1928) and his three sons: Paul Roland Verkin (1891-1958), Mulvin V. Verkin (1887-ca. 1946), and Louis M. Verkin (1893-ca. 1950). Paul Verkin senior was originally from Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1876 at the age of fourteen. It is unclear what precise date Paul Verkin senior began his photography company. Paul Roland Verkin, the middle son, had a few clerical jobs before joining his father in the photography business in 1913. He served as an office boy for Dr. A. A. Dyer from 1906-1907, was a clerk in the second vice-president’s office of the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railway from 1908-1909 and also served as a clerk in the railroad’s passenger depot from 1909-1910. By 1913, he had joined the family business. It is unclear when the two other sons, Louis and Mulvin, became photographers, but they had both left the business and pursued other occupations by 1923.


Scope and Contents:

The Verkin Photo Company Collection includes a number of black and white prints as well as several glass plate and safety film negatives spanning the years 1900-1945. The majority of photographs in this collection represent daily life in Galveston throughout the first half of the 20th century as well as its more famous events such as the 1900 and 1915 hurricanes. The first of these hurricanes caused massive destruction and prompted the city of Galveston to construct a seawall and raise the level of the island for protection against future storms. Despite this vulnerability, Galveston continued to be a well-populated city with growing businesses and industry including shipping and fishing, the cotton industry, railroads, and tourism. By 1915, it was considered an important immigration port of entry and played a role in the housing and training of troops during WWI.

Significant images in the collection document these and other events in Galveston’s history and the surrounding area, namely, Texas City. They include the aftermath of the 1900 and 1915 hurricanes; the raising of the level of Galveston Island; local businesses and industry; the laying of telephone cable in Galveston Bay; aerial views of Galveston Island; views of schools, residences, and churches; unidentified oil field scenes (possibly from Goose Creek); photos of the aviation maverick, Douglas Corrigan; the 1947 Texas City disaster; views of the U.S. Immigration Station on Pelican Island; and soldiers camped at Texas City and Fort Crockett, Texas.

A 3,000-image collection of maritime photographs taken by the Verkins is housed at the Peabody Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. The Rosenberg Library in Galveston also has a small Verkin collection.


 

Arrangement:

Items are arranged by broad subject headings.

Restrictions

Use Restrictions:

Prints are Unrestricted. Negatives are Restricted.


Index Terms

Persons:
Corrigan, Douglas
Egert, John
Places:
Fort Crockett, Texas
Galveston, Texas
Galveston Bay, Texas
Galveston Island, Texas
Pelican Island, Texas
Texas City, Texas
Subjects:
Aerial Views
Airplanes
Automobiles
Banks and Banking
Bathhouses
Beaches
Bathing Suits
Boats
Brewing Industry
Business and Commerce
Carriages
Children
Churches
Cityscapes
Construction
Cotton
Cotton Industry
Courthouses
Causeways
Docks
Floods
Gardens
Government Facilities
Grain Elevators
Halloween
Harbors
Hotels
Houses and Housing
Hunting and Fishing
Hurricanes
Immigrants
Industry
Monuments and Memorials
Merchants
Musical Instruments
Oil Fields
Parades
Parks
Petroleum Industry
Piers and Wharves
Railroads
Railroad Switching
Residences
Schools
Seawalls
Ships and Shipping
Soldiers
Stores and Shops
Streets
Telephone Cables
Texas City Disaster
Trucks
U.S. Army
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
U.S. Navy
University of Texas Medical Branch
Verkin Photo Co.
Warehouses
Yachts

Administrative Information

Donated by Eric Steinfeldt.

Preferred Citation:

Verkin Photo Company Collection, 1900-1940, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


 Archivist's Note: 

Descriptions of prints and negatives are those of the previous archivist done during initial processing of the collection. The current archivist has made a few additions to those descriptions. Five glass negatives remain formally unidentified, but most likely depict the aftermath of the 1900 or 1915 hurricanes. An asterisk [*] identifies prints and negatives that are associated with each other with location information bracketed. Any other extra information including prints that have copy negative numbers [CN], color transparency numbers [CT], duplicates, and additions to descriptions, are also located within brackets. This collection was donated to the Center for American History in 1957; there is no record of an accession number. Using the online finding aid, patrons may click the highlighted links next to the entries in the archive to view images scanned from that entry. To make an appointment to view other images from the archive, please contact the Photographs Archivist at peterson@austin.utexas.edu or (512) 495-4468.


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Prints

box
3Y472 East Texas Oil Fields.
*Damaged derrick, ca. 1920. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y475]
box
3Y472 Galveston, Texas: Aerial Views, Industry, Residences, Seawall.
Aerial view of Galveston Island, undated. [2]
Aerial view of Galveston Island, undated.
Aerial view of Galveston Island, undated.
Aerial view of downtown and wharves, undated.
Seawall Boulevard area, 1936.
[CN 10511]
Seawall Boulevard area looking east, 1936.
Seawall Boulevard area looking east, 1936.
*Seawall Boulevard [with automobiles], 1915. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y476]
*Residential street scene, ca. 1915. [2]
[CT 0181] [Glass neg. in Box 3Y476]
*View toward gulf, residential area, Hotel Galvez, Ball High School, courthouse, Masonic Temple, and St. Mary’s Cathedral, undated. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y476]
Business district, ca. 1920.
Industrial area, GWC Material Yard, Southern Pacific Lines, and grain elevator, undated.
Railroad yard and industrial area, undated.
Industrial area near port, undated.
Residential area, ca. 1900.
Industrial area, ca. 1900.
*Railroad yards and industrial commercial area, ca. 1940.
[Safety neg. in Box 3Y485]
*Seawall Blvd. and Crystal Palace, ca. 1920.
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y477] [CN 04666]
Galveston, Texas: Businesses, Government Facilities, Industry, Residences, Seawall.
*Residential boulevard scene [Model Laundry Service truck in foreground], ca. 1910. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y476]
*Commercial buildings, American National Insurance building, ca. 1915.
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y476]
Ball High School, Armistice Day? Nov. 11, 1918.
Commercial building, Leon H. Blum building, ca. 1920.
*Seawall Boulevard and Breakers Bathhouse, ca.1915. [2]
[CN 04667] [Glass neg. in Box 3Y476]
Raising level of Central Christian Church [by John Egert & Company], ca. 1906. [2] [Click for image]
*City Hall [with horse and carriages], ca. 1900. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y477]
Cotton Concentration Company, aerial view, ca. 1925.
*City Electric Garage, ca.1910. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y477]
*Electric Park [view of Beach Roller Rink and children on ponies], undated.
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y477] [CN 07066]
Commercial building, Flood and Calvert Ships and Handlers, ca. 1930.
*Commercial building, Focke Wholesale Grocer, ca. 1915.
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y477]
Galveston County Courthouse, ca. 1900.
[CN 04422]
Galveston News Building, ca. 1940. [Click for image]
Pelican Island, U. S. Immigration station interior, undated.
[CN 06618]
Galveston, Texas: Businesses, Churches, UT Medical Branch.
Hotel Galvez [Orpheum stage, ferris wheel, and merry-go-round in foreground], ca. 1920s. [Click for image]
[CN 08348]
Hotel Galvez and beach, aerial view, ca. 1920s.
*Hotel Galvez, seawall, and beach, ca. 1920s. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y478]
*UT Medical Branch, “Old Red,” ca. 1920. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y478]
*G. Meschi Grocery, ca. 1910. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y478]
*Nicolini and Viaiani Liquor Importers, ca. 1920. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y478]
*St. Patrick’s Church being raised, ca. 1906. [3] [Click for image]
[CN08154] [Glass neg. in box 3Y478]
Southern Pacific grain elevator, ca. 1940.
Southern Pacific grain elevator, ca. 1940.
Southern Pacific grain elevator, undated.
Southern Pacific grain elevator [W.A. Building Materials truck in foreground], undated.
Galveston, Texas: Businesses, Churches, Residences.
Tremont Hotel, ca. 1925.
Trinity Episcopal Church, undated.
U. S. Coast Guard station construction, ca. 1940.
Witherspoon Drugstore, ca. 1930. [2]
Witherspoon Drugstore, ca. 1930.
*John Egert & Company raising level of unidentified residence, ca. 1906. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y479]
Unidentified residence [on corner of Ave. M], ca. 1943. [2]
Unidentified residence [obscured by palm trees], undated.
Unidentified commercial building construction, [workers posing on top of building and in front], ca. 1900.
*Unidentified commercial building, undated.[2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y479]
Unidentified commercial building, ca. 1900.
Interior of unidentified hardware store, ca. 1930s.
Galveston, Texas: Monuments, Pier and Wharf Construction, U.S. Immigration.
*Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Central Park, ca. 1910.
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y480]
Hi-Y Vacation Camp [panoramic view], undated.
Causeway overpass construction, Austin Bridge and Construction Company, Oct.26, 1938.
Causeway and train, 1934.
[CN 4421]
Seawall construction, site of groin #1, J.W. Zempler Contracting Company, ca. June 29, 1930s?
Construction of Recreation Pier, Kansas City Bridge Company, Nov. 1, 1941.
*Fishing pier, ca.1915. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y481]
Pelican Island, U.S. Immigration station, view from water, after 1911.
[CN06017]
Water front wharf construction, Aug. 8, 1930.
Ships being loaded at wharf [auto in foreground], ca. 1940.
Wharf construction? Undated.
Wharf construction? Undated.
Pier and warehouse, undated.
Pier construction, Apr. 27, 1938.
Damaged pier? ca. 1940.
Damaged pier? ca. 1940.
Damaged pier? ca. 1940.
Galveston, Texas: Galveston Wharf Company, Piers.
Waterfront warehouse, Pier 9, ca. 1930s. [2]
Raising level of unidentified building? ca. 1906.
Moving or raising of unidentified building, undated.
Repairing a pier? Undated.
Moving or raising level of unidentified building, undated. [3]
Warehouse storing fencing, undated.
Seawall construction? ca. 1920.
Galveston Wharf Company, pier 11 & 12 construction, Texas-Gulf Construction Company, 1940.
Galveston Wharf Company, grain elevator B, ca. 1925.
Galveston Wharf Company, construction by grain elevator B, E.A. Whitney & Son, Incorporated, Oct. 18, 1929.
Galveston Wharf Company construction, grain elevator B, Jan. 14, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Company, E.A. Whitney & Son, Incorporated, elevator B, undated.
Galveston Wharf Company, construction near grain elevator B, ca. Feb. 14, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Company, construction near grain elevator B, ca. Feb. 20, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Company, construction near grain elevator B, Feb. 29, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Company, construction, Mar. 5, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Company, construction, Mar. 7, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Company, construction, Mar. 14, 1930. [3]
Galveston Wharf Company, construction, Mar. 21, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Company, construction near grain elevator B, Apr. 4, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Company, construction, Apr. 11, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Company, construction near grain elevator B, Apr. 18, 1930. [2]
Galveston Wharf Company, construction near grain elevator B, May 16, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Company, construction near grain elevator B, July 11, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Company, construction near grain elevator B, July 18, 1930. [7]
Galveston Wharf Company, construction near grain elevator B, ca. Aug. 1, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Company, construction, Sept. 5, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Company, construction near grain elevator B, Sept. 12, 1930. [3]
Galveston Wharf Company, construction near grain elevator B, Sept. 27, 1930.
Galveston, Texas: Galveston Wharf Company.
Galveston Wharf Co., construction near grain elevator B, Oct. 1, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, Oct. 6, 1930. [6]
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, Oct. 10, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, Oct. 17, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, Oct. 29, 1930. [3]
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, Nov. 17, 1930. [11]
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, Dec. 3, 1930.
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, Jan. 7, 1931. [2]
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, Jan. 14, 1931.
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, Jan. 28, 1931. [2]
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, Feb. 12, 1931. [2]
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, Oct. 10, 1931.
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, ca. Oct. 1931.
Galveston Wharf Co., construction grain elevator B interior? Undated. [3]
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, grain elevator B interior? Undated. [4]
[CN 08157]
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, grain elevator B interior? Undated.
[CN 08156]
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, grain elevator B interior? Undated. [2]
[CN 08158]
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, grain elevator B interior? Undated. [2]
[CN 08155]
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, grain elevator B interior? Undated.
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, grain elevator B interior? Undated.
[CN 08159]
Galveston Wharf Co., construction, grain elevator B interior? Undated.
Galveston Wharf Co., display sent to Japan-cotton processing tables, 1937.
Galveston Wharf Co., pier scene, Apr. 8, 1944?
box
3Y473 Galveston, Texas: Businesses, Cotton Industry.
Cotton warehouse interior, undated.
Cotton warehouse interior with bales, undated.
*Cotton warehouse interior, undated.[2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y481]
Cotton warehouse interior, [unidentified businessman posing with cotton bales], undated.
Cotton bales in warehouse, undated.
Cotton bales in warehouse, ca. 1930s.
Cotton bales in warehouse, undated.
Pier 9 Shed, cotton bales on trailer, ca. 1930s.
Cotton bales on trailers at cotton warehouse, ca. 1925.
First cotton bale of 1929-1930 season, Cotton Concentration Company, [four unidentified businessmen posing with placard]. [Click for image]
Galveston-Houston Breweries Incorporated, undated. [2]
Galveston-Houston Breweries Incorporated, ca. 1930s.
Galveston-Houston Breweries Incorporated, filling Kegs, ca. 1930s. [2]
Galveston-Houston Breweries Incorporated, aging storage tanks, ca. 1930s.
Galveston-Houston Breweries Incorporated, vat, ca. 1930s.
Galveston-Houston Breweries Incorporated, WC, ca. 1930s.
Kane Boiler Works, interior, Aug. 19, 1940
Kane Boiler Works, interior, undated.
Kane Boiler Works, interior, ca. 1920.
Mexican Petroleum Corporation, storage tanks and railroad tank cars, undated.
Texas Fisheries, box of shrimp, ad photo? Nov. 7, 1939.
Texas Fisheries, box of shrimp, ad photo? Nov. 7, 1939.
Texas Fisheries, box of shrimp, ad photo? Undated.
Galveston-Texas Gulf Sulphur Company, undated.
Galveston, Texas: Laying Telephone Cable in Galveston Bay.
Spools of cable, undated. [5]
Cable being moved by crane, undated. [5]
Transferring cable to boat, undated. [4]
Transferring cable to boat, undated. [4]
Transferring cable to boat, undated. [4]
Transferring cable to boat, undated. [5]
Transferring cable to boat, undated. [2]
Transferring cable to boat, undated.
Damaged crane, undated. [2]
Damaged crane, undated. [3]
Cable spools on boat, undated. [3]
Crew and cable spools, undated. [6]
Laying cable in bay, undated.[3]
Laying cable in bay, undated.
Laying cable in bay, undated.
Laying cable in bay, undated. [2]
Laying cable in bay, undated. [4]
Crew splicing cable, undated. [3]
Crew splicing cable, undated. [3]
Crew splicing cable, undated. [4]
Crew splicing cable, undated. [5]
Crew splicing cable, undated. [6]
Crew splicing cable, undated. [4]
Crew splicing cable, undated. [5] [Click for image]
Crew splicing cable, undated. [5]
Crew splicing cable, undated. [4]
Finished splice of cable, undated. [4] [Click for image]
Unidentified men drinking on pier, causeway in background, ca. 1915.
Galveston, Texas: Ships
Tugboat Chas-Clarke, alongside steamship in bay, undated.
Ferry Galvez of Galveston, undated.
[CN 03723]
Launching the ship Seven Sisters, ca. 1930s. [2]
Launching the ship Seven Sisters, ca. 1930s. [Click for image]
Crew of the U.S.S. Wickes on Todd’s Drydock, Sept. 20, 1940.
U.S. Army Y-180 gasoline tanker [and Kane Shipbuilding Corporation], ca. 1944.
Unidentified dredge, used in raising level of city? Undated.
*Barge in drydock, ca. 1940s.
[Safety neg. in Box 3Y485]
Repairing Ship in drydock, undated.
Repairing Ship in drydock, undated.
Crane on barge loading rail-road equipment, undated.
Crane on barge loading or unloading, Murray Company Boiler, [ship Ruth Lykes in background], ca. 1940s.
Boats at Pier, ca. 1940.
Speed Boat Race, ca.1925.
Galveston, Texas: Hurricane Aftermath (1900, 1915), Raising City Level.
Raising level of city? ca. 1900.
Grade raising, railroad and street-car tracks 19th St. and Ave. U, 1904.
[CN 08161]
Raising level of city, sand being pumped, [children playing], ca. 1905. [Click for image]
[CN 08160]
*1900 or 1915 hurricane aftermath, [unidentified men posing in flooded streets of business area]. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y486]
*1900 or 1915 hurricane aftermath, flooded streets downtown. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y486]
*1900 or 1915 hurricane aftermath [group of people posing in flooded street]. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y486]
*1900 hurricane aftermath, destruction of Rosenberg Ave. Public School. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y482]
Galveston, Texas: Hurricane Aftermath (1900, 1915).
*1900 hurricane aftermath, destruction of St. John’s Methodist Church. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y482]
*1900 hurricane aftermath, destruction of Trinity Episcopal Church.
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y482]
*1900 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction with Rosenberg Public School in distance. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y482]
*1900 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction.[2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y482]
1900 hurricane destruction, warehouse or factory. [Click for image]
*1900 hurricane aftermath, destruction of natural gas storage tank. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y483]
*1900 or 1915 hurricane aftermath, causeway. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y483]
*1900 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y483]
*1900 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction.
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y483]
*1900 or 1915 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction. [2]
[CN 03946] [Glass neg. in Box 3Y483]
*1915 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction with clean-up crew. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y483]
*1900 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction with clean-up crew. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y483]
*1900 or 1915 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction.[2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y486]
*1900 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction and clean-up crew, Ursuline Academy in background. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y483]
*1900 or 1915 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction and clean-up crew. [2]
[Glass neg. in Box 3Y483]
1915 hurricane, [panoramic view of seawall and waves]. [2]
Postcard, Galveston 1915 hurricane aftermath, burned freight cars.
Postcard, Galveston 1915 hurricane aftermath, railroad destruction, Aug. 16, 1915.
Galveston, Texas City, Fort Crockett: Airplanes, Businesses, Railroads, Soldiers.
Texas City Junction, railroad engine at switch table, ca.1940.
Texas City Junction, railroad wreck, ca. 1920s.
Douglas biplane [location unknown], undated.
*Texas City, Southwestern Sugar & Molasses Company, May 16, 1944.
[Safety neg. in Box 3Y485]
Crowd of people in park by river [location unknown], 1936.
Unidentified warehouse under construction [location unknown], undated.
Galveston, aerial view of bay piers, undated.
Texas City, soldiers camping, ca. 1913.
Texas City, soldiers camping, ca. 1913.
Fort Crockett, soldiers in camp, ca.1915.
Fort Crockett? Soldiers [with covered wagons], ca. 1915. [Click for image]
[CN 09654]
Fort Crockett? Soldiers [caption written on back: “Waiting to go to Mexico”], ca.1915. [Click for image]
[CN 09655]
Galveston? Refugees on boat from Mexico, ca. 1915.
Ft. Crockett? Soldiers marching [with musical instruments], ca. 1915. [Click for image]
[CN 09653]
Pilot’s Association Banquet [location unknown], ca.1935. [Click for image]
*Truck on damaged bridge [location unknown], Feb. 18, 1941.
[Safety neg. in Box 3Y485]
Unidentified canal and bridge [location unknown], ca. 1940s.
Photo of flowers, undated.
Postcard addressed to P.R. Verkin, 1909.



 

Negatives [Restricted]

box
3Y475 Glass Plate Negatives of East Texas Oil Fields, [Click for images] ca. 1915.
Oil derrick.
Oil derrick.
Oil derrick and other equipment.
Oil derrick and mules.
Oil derrick, pool, and trees.
Base of oil derrick.
Base of oil derrick.
Base of oil derrick and pool.
*Damaged oil derrick.
[2 Prints in Box 3Y472]
Damaged oil derrick.
Oil derricks in field.
Oil derricks in field.
Oil derricks in field.
Oil derricks and building.
Oil derricks and machinery.
Oil derricks, storage tanks, and pool.
Pool with people standing on edge [photographer with group].
Pool.
Pool and storage tanks [photographer standing on edge of pool].
box
3Y476 Glass Plate Negatives of East Texas Oil Fields and Galveston, Texas.
East Texas oil fields, pool, and storage tanks, ca. 1915.
East Texas oil fields, oil storage tank fire? ca. 1915.
*Galveston, Seawall Boulevard [with automobiles], ca. 1915. [Click for image]
[2 Prints in Box 3Y472]
Galveston, split negative: a. business district scene b. residential street scene, undated.
*Galveston, residential street scene, ca. 1915.
[2 Prints in Box 3Y472]
Galveston, split negative: business district street scenes, ca.1915.
*Galveston, view toward gulf, residential area, Hotel Galvez, Ball High School, courthouse, Masonic Temple, and St. Mary’s Cathedral, undated. [Click for image]
[2 Prints in Box 3Y472]
Galveston, business district parade, ca.1920. [Click for image]
Galveston, business district parade, ca.1920.
Galveston, railroad yard, ca.1914.
Galveston, railroad tracks and buildings, ca. 1914.
Galveston, railroad yard, undated.
Galveston, industrial/residential street scene near railroad tracks, ca. 1910.
Galveston, U.S. Customs, Post Office, and courthouse building, Oct. 1917.
Galveston, residential street with Ursuline Academy in background, undated.
*Galveston, residential boulevard. scene [Model Laundry Service truck in foreground], ca. 1910.
[2 prints in Box 3Y472]
*Galveston, American National Insurance building, and other commercial buildings, ca. 1915.
[One print in Box 3Y472]
*Galveston, Seawall Boulevard. and Breakers Bathhouse, ca. 1915. [Click for image]
[2 Prints in Box 3Y472]
box
3Y477 Glass Plate Negatives of Galveston, Texas: Residences, Businesses, Government Facilities, Churches.
J.M. Brown residence [later became El Mina Shrine Temple], undated.
J.M. Brown residence, undated. [Click for image]
Commercial building, cistern shop, undated.
*City Hall [with horse and carriages], ca. 1900. [Click for image]
[2 prints in Box 3Y472]
Cotton Exchange building, ca. 1920.
*Seawall Boulevard and Crystal Palace, ca. 1920. [Click for image]
[One Print in Box 3Y472]
Raising level of Downey Hotel, ca. 1906.
*City Electric Garage, ca.1910. [Click for image]
[2 Prints in Box 3Y472]
*Electric Park, [view of Beach Roller Rink and children on ponies], undated. [Click for image]
[One Print in Box 3Y472]
First Baptist Church, undated.
*Commercial building, Focke Wholesale Grocer, ca.1915. [Click for image]
[One Print in Box 3Y 472]
Commercial building, Focke Wholesale Grocer, ca.1915.
Galveston Brewing Company, undated.
City Electric Garage, ca.1910.
Raising level of Grace Episcopal Church, ca. 1906.
Gresham House, undated.
Hotel Galvez, undated.
Hotel Galvez, grand opening? ca. 1912. [Click for image]
box
3Y478 Glass Plate Negatives of Galveston, Texas: Businesses, Churches, Univesity of Texas Medical Branch.
Hotel Galvez, ca. 1915.
Hotel Galvez, ca. 1915.
*Hotel Galvez, seawall, and beach, ca. 1920s [Click for image]
[2 Prints in Box 3Y472]
Hotel Galvez and beach, ca. 1940.
Hotel Galvez, interior dining room decorated for Halloween, undated. [Click for image]
Hotel Galvez, interior hall decorated for Halloween, undated. [Click for image]
University of Texas Medical Branch, ca. 1920s.
UT Medical Branch Building, ca. 1920.
*UT Medical Branch,“Old Red,” ca. 1920. [Click for image]
[2 Prints in Box 3Y472]
*G. Meschi Grocery, ca. 1910. [Click for image]
[One Print in Box 3Y472]
*Nicolini and Vaiani Liquor Importers, ca. 1920. [Click for image]
[2 Prints in Box 3Y472]
Sacred Heart Convent, undated.
St. Mary’s Cathedral, undated. [Click for image]
*St. Patrick’s Church being raised, ca. 1906.
[3 Prints in Box 3Y472]
Cotton Factory & Warehouse Company, ca. 1905.
Texas National Bank, ca. 1920.
Tremont Hotel, ca. 1920.
Trinity Episcopal Church, undated.
box
3Y479 Glass Plate Negatives of Galveston, Texas: Businesses, Government Facilities, Residences.
U.S. Customs and Post Office buildings, ca. 1915.
U.S. Customs, Post Office, and courthouse, Oct. 1917.
Old Customs building and Post Office, undated.
Y.M.C.A. building, ca. 1910.
Unidentified residence, undated.
John Egert & Company raising level of unidentified residence, ca. 1906.
[CN 08349]
Unidentified residence, ca. 1900.
*John Egert & Company raising level of unidentified residence, ca.1906.
[2 Prints in Box 3Y472]
John Egert & Company raising level of unidentified residence, ca.1906.
Unidentified residence, undated.
Unidentified residence, undated.
Unidentified residence, undated.
Unidentified residence, undated.
Unidentified residence, undated.
*Unidentified commercial building, undated.
[One Print in Box 3Y472]
Griffin S. Gearing? Dyeing and repairing, ca. 1910.
Pool hall in unidentified building, undated.
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3Y480 Glass Plate Negatives of Galveston, Texas: Businesses, Causeway, Gardens, Monuments, Seawall.
Interior of unidentified dry goods store, ca. 1915.
Office interior of unidentified commercial building, ca. 1914?
Unidentified commercial or public building, ca. 1920.
Heroes Monument and trolley, ca. 1910.
*Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Central Park, ca. 1910. [Click for image]
[One Print in Box 3Y472]
Garden with wrought iron gate and fence, undated.
Tropical garden and path, undated.
Causeway drawbridge, undated.
Causeway drawbridge [unidentified man in photo], ca. 1915.
Causeway drawbridge, undated.
Causeway drawbridge [with horse drawn carriages], undated. [Click for image]
Causeway drawbridge [locomotive and autos, boat in foreground], ca. 1915.
Causeway drawbridge, undated.
Causeway opening and parade with trolley, ca. 1915. [Click for image]
Seawall construction, ca. 1910. [Click for image]
Seawall construction, ca. 1905-1906.
Seawall construction, ca. 1905-1906.
Seawall and Seawall Boulevard, ca. 1920.
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3Y481 Glass Plate Negatives of Galveston and Pelican Island, Texas: Businesses, Industry, Piers, Docks, Seawall, U.S. Immigration.
Galveston, seawall and Seawall Boulevard, ca. 1920.
*Galveston, fishing pier, ca. 1915.
[2 Prints in Box 3Y472]
Pelican Island, U.S. Immigration Station, undated.
Galveston, drydock construction on Pelican Spit, undated.
Galveston, drydock construction, ca. 1914.
Galveston, warehouse, undated.
Galveston, cotton concentration sheds, undated.
*Galveston, cotton warehouse interior, undated.
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
Galveston, cotton bales in warehouse, ca. 1910.
Galveston, cotton bales in warehouse, undated.
Galveston, cotton bales in wagon at warehouse, ca. 1910.
Galveston, cotton bales on truck at warehouse [Moody Press in background], ca. 1915.
Galveston, cotton bales on truck at warehouse, ca. 1910.
Galveston, cotton bale, undated.
Galveston, John Egert & Company moving oil storage tank, ca. 1906.
Galveston, Kane Boiler Works, undated.
Galveston, construction of unidentified building, undated.
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3Y482 Glass Plate Negatives of Galveston, Texas: Hurricane Destruction, Industry, Raising City Level.
Unidentified metal factory, undated.
Raising level of city, channel to city, 1906.
Raising level of city, pumping out road section? 1906.
Raising level of city, dredge pipes discharging fill, ca. 1905.
[CN 08173]
Raising level of city, fill pouring out of pipe, 1906.
Raising level of city, filling in behind seawall? 1906.
Raising level of city, filling in behind seawall? 1906.
[CN08174]
Raising level of city, dredge Triton at work, ca. 1906.
Raising level of city, filling in street? ca. 1906.
*1900 hurricane aftermath, Rosenberg Avenue Public School.
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
*1900 hurricane aftermath, St. John’s Methodist Church. [Click for image]
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
1900 hurricane aftermath, St. Patrick’s Church.
1900 hurricane aftermath, St. Patrick’s Church.
*1900 hurricane aftermath, destruction of Trinity Episcopal Church.
[One Print in Box 3Y473]
*1900 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction with Rosenberg Public School in background.
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
*1900 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction. [Click for image]
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
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3Y483 Glass Plate Negatives of Galveston, Texas: Hurricane Destruction, Yachts.
*1900 hurricane aftermath, destruction of natural gas storage tank.
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
1900 hurricane aftermath, destroyed railroad yard.
*1900 or 1915 hurricane aftermath, causeway.
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
*1900 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction.
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
1900 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction.
*1900 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction. [Click for image]
[One Print in Box 3Y473]
*1900 or 1915 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction with unidentified persons. [Click for image]
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
*1915 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction and clean-up crew.
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
*1900 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction and clean-up crew. [Click for image]
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
*1900 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction and clean-up crew; Ursuline Academy in background. [Click for image]
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
*1915 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction and clean-up crew.
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
1915 hurricane aftermath, causeway destruction.
Main cabin of the Zeeland, yacht of William Rice, undated.
Main cabin of the Zeeland, yacht of William Rice, undated.
Main cabin of the Zeeland, yacht of William Rice, undated.
Galley of the Zeeland, yacht of William Rice, undated.
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3Y484 Glass Plate Negatives of Galveston, Texas: Hurricane Destruction, Piers Railroads, Seawall, Ships.
Stateroom of unidentified ship, undated.
Dining area of unidentified ship, undated.
Stateroom of unidentified ship, undated.
Stateroom of unidentified ship, undated.
Stateroom and lavatory of unidentified ship, undated.
Cabin dining area in unidentified ship, undated.
Merchants Electric Transfer Company, ca. 1910.
Wagon pulled by team along seawall, undated.
Railroad car ‘676,’ undated.
Railroad tracks approaching grain elevator, undated.
Unidentified body of water, levee, and farm, undated.
Unidentified group on warship, ca. 1905.
Unidentified men on pier with fish ‘catch,’ ca. 1910.
Five unidentified negatives.
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3Y485 Safety Negatives of Galveston and Texas City: Businesses, Docks, Industry, Piers, Railroads, Texas City Disaster, U.S. Coast Guard.
Galveston, industrial area, ca. 1940.
Galveston, railroad yard and industrial area, ca. 1940.
Galveston, railroad yard and industrial area, undated.
*Galveston, railroad yard and industrial commercial area, ca.1940.
[One print in box 3Y472]
Galveston, Cotton Concentration Company, ca. 1940.
Galveston, Cotton Exchange building, 1940.
Galveston, Cotton Exchange building, 1940.
Galveston, Cotton Exchange building, Dec. 1940.
Galveston, commercial building, Firestone store, ca. 1940.
Galveston, Hotel Galvez and beach, ca. 1940.
Galveston, Phi Chi Medical Frat House, undated.
Galveston, Seawall Café, #2, undated.
Galveston, Stirling Hotel, undated.
Galveston, Stirling Hotel, ca. 1940.
Galveston, U.S. Coast Guard Station, undated.
Galveston, unidentified industrial building, undated.
Galveston, waterfront construction of Pleasure Pier, ca. Dec. 1941.
Galveston, waterfront construction of Pleasure Pier, ca. Dec. 1940.
Galveston, waterfront construction of Pleasure Pier, July 1942.
Galveston, waterfront construction of Pleasure Pier, ca. Aug. 1942.
Galveston, waterfront construction of Pleasure Pier, May 18, 1943.
Galveston, waterfront construction of Pleasure Pier, May 18, 1943.
Galveston, waterfront construction of Pleasure Pier, ca. May 18, 1943.
Galveston, waterfront construction of Pleasure Pier, ca. 1941.
Galveston, waterfront pier construction, undated.
Galveston, waterfront pier construction, undated.
Galveston, Galveston Wharf Company, grain elevator B construction, ca. Oct. 1931.
Galveston, Galveston Wharf Company grain elevator B construction, ca. Oct. 1931.
Galveston, Galveston Wharf Company grain elevator B construction, ca. Oct. 1931.
Galveston, Galveston Wharf Company grain elevator B construction, ca. Oct. 1931.
Galveston, Galveston Wharf Company grain elevator B construction, ca. Oct. 1931.
Galveston, Galveston Wharf Company boxcars, undated.
Galveston, Galveston Wharf Company boxcars, undated.
Galveston, Galveston Wharf Company boxcars, undated.
Galveston, Gulf Marine Ways damage, Aug. 21, 1943.
Galveston, Gulf Marine Ways damage, Aug. 21, 1943.
Galveston, Gulf Marine Ways damage, Aug. 21, 1943.
Galveston, Gulf Marine Ways damage, Aug. 21, 1943.
Galveston, Gulf Marine Ways damage, Aug. 21, 1943.
Galveston, W.A. Kelso Building Material Company, material yard, undated.
Galveston, unidentified construction, ca. 1940.
Galveston? Crew of the U.S.S.Wickes on Todd’s Drydock, Sept. 20, 1940. [Click for image]
*Galveston, barge in drydock, ca. 1940s.
[One Print in Box 3Y473]
Galveston, boat in drydock, undated.
Galveston, boat or barge in drydock, undated.
Galveston? Railway engine at switch table, undated.
Galveston? Railway engine at switch table, undated.
*Texas City, Southwest Sugar and Molasses Company, May 16, 1944.
[One Print in Box 3Y473]
Texas City Disaster [view of smoke], April 16, 1947.
Texas City Disaster [view of smoke], April 16, 1947
Texas City Disaster [view of people in cars watching smoke rise], April 16, 1947.
Texas City Disaster [view of storage tanks with smoke behind them], April 16, 1947.
Texas City Disaster [view of storage tanks with smoke behind them], April 16, 1947. [Click for image]
Texas City Disaster [view of refinery with smoke], April 16, 1947.
Texas City Disaster [view of people in town watching smoke rise], April 16, 1947. [Click for image]
Texas City Disaster, damaged homes, April 16, 1947. [Click for image]
*Truck on damaged bridge [location unknown], Feb. 18, 1941.
[One Print in Box 3Y473]
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3Y486 Safety and Glass Negatives of Galveston, Texas: Businesses, Douglas Corrigan, Hurricane Destruction, Industry, Railroads.
Meyer and Beneke, wholesale crockery, ca. 1900.
[CN 08348]
Palace Cigar and Newsstand, spring 1924.
[CN 08348]
Raising level of city, ca.1906.
*1900 or 1915 hurricane aftermath, unidentified men posing in flooded streets of business area. [Click for image]
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
*1900 or 1915 hurricane aftermath, flooded streets downtown.
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
*1900 or 1915 hurricane aftermath, group of people posing in flooded street. [Click for image]
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
*1900 or 1915 hurricane aftermath, residential destruction.
[2 Prints in Box 3Y473]
Railroad wreck, undated.
Damaged pier? undated.
Waterfront warehouse machinery, ca. 1940.
Waterfront warehouse machinery, ca. 1940.
Waterfront warehouse machinery, ca. 1940.
Waterfront warehouse machinery, ca. 1940.
Waterfront warehouse interior, ca. 1940.
Waterfront warehouse interior, ca. 1940.
Parade honoring Douglas Corrigan, ca. 1938. [Click for image]
Parade honoring Douglas Corrigan, ca. 1938.
Parade honoring Douglas Corrigan [Corrigan riding in back of car], ca. 1938. [Click for image]
Parade honoring Douglas Corrigan, ca. 1938.
Parade honoring Douglas Corrigan, ca. 1938.
Early airplane, ca. 1938.
Parade honoring Douglas Corrigan, ca. 1938.
Parade honoring Douglas Corrigan, ca. 1938.
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3Y487 Damaged Glass Negatives