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Bessie Hamaker Collection of Houston Shipbuilding Corporation Photographs

Identifier: RG 0600
Scope and Contents This collection contains copy negatives and contact prints of ships completed and in the process of being built, as well as other photographs showing the Houston Shipbuilding Corporation's Irish Bend Island Yard.Images include trains, train tracks, trucks, gantry cranes, scaffolding, buildings, and aerial views. Ships are depicted in various stages of construction, as well as in the water. Some photographs show the formal launch of ships. The facilities shown at the...
Dates: October 30, 1941 - July 28, 1943

Litterst-Dixon Photographs

Identifier: MSS 1248
Scope and Contents This collection contains images from the Houston's Litterst Commercial Photo Company, which later became the Dixon Commercial Photo Company. The photographs range in date from approximately 1850 through 1967. The photographs cover a wide range of subjects, with a focus largely on buildings and industry. The oil and shipping industries are frequent subjects. Many commercial buildings are featured, including both interior and exterior shots. Also included are some product photography,...
Dates: 1850-1967

Robert Dixon Photographs (Litterst Commercial Photo Company)

Identifier: MSS 0089
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs from the Litterst Commercial Photo Company as well as its successors. Taken for commercial purposes, the images largely feature industrial shots and portraits. Many would have been taken for busines purposes such as documentation for insurance. The photographs range in date from approximately 1933-1977, with the majority falling between 1941-1967. They focus primarily on the Houston area.
Dates: 1933 - 1977; 1941 - 1967
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