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Mowery Family Photographs

Identifier: MSS 1385

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of photographs showing the Mowery family from 1894 to the 1920s. The photographs include parents, grandparents, and grandchildren, as well as other relatives and friends. In addition to images of the family, there are also images of an oil gusher at Pierce Junction, train tracks through town, and a visit by a barnstormer airplane. Featuring farm animals and fields, the photographs depict a fairly rural view of the outer edges of Houston at the time.

Also included is a copy of a Houston Chronicle article concerning the wedding of Thomas Frederick Mowery and Mary Othello Autry.

The photographs appear to be copies, rather than originals. They are accompanied by a handwritten description of the contents of the people, locations, and dates pictured.


  • 1894-1920s


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from MSS 1385 Mowery Family Photographs must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical Note

The Mowery family moved to Harris County in 1902. The family property was located on the south side of Houston, between Almeda Road (Highway 521), W. Orem, Hiram Clark, and the Pierce Junction oil field.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box) : 30 photographs

Language of Materials


Acquisition Information

Donated by Dorothy Mowery Teague, 2001
Mowery Family Photographs
Matt Richardson
February 25, 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository


The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002