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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness, usually including the face of the person. For representations intended to be anonymous, or of fictional or mythological characters, see "figures (representations)."

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Arla Bintliff Collection of Gray's Studio Photographs

Identifier: MSS 0215
Scope and Contents This collection contains roughly 6000 5" x 7" dry gelatin glass plate negatives. The negatives are portraits of local people and were taken between 1913 and 1919 at Gray's Studio at 502 ½ Main. The time period of these images correponds mostly to James S. Hutchcraft's management of Gray's Studio. Many of the photographs have identification, while others do not.
Dates: 1913-1919

Bagby Family Photographs

Identifier: MSS 0176
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains 65 glass plate and film negatives of the Bagby Family at 510 McKinney Street and family portraits, the article "Sam Houston Collection for Library Started," in the Houston Post-Dispatch dated June 28, 1925, as well as an original glass plate negative box.
Dates: 1890s-1900s

Calvin Wheat Photographs and Papers

Identifier: MSS 0064
Scope and Contents The Calvin Wheat Photographs and Papers contain photographic works from Mr. Wheat's personal collection. Many of these photographs are relevant to Houston history during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition to photographs, Mr. Wheat's personal records are part of the collection. The documents contained in the collection reflect Mr. Wheat's interest in photography and photographic equipment.
Dates: 1915-1917

C.H.C. Amerman Photographs

Identifier: MSS 0325
Scope and Contents This collection contains 8x10" black and white photographic prints developed from 3 1/2" x 5" glass plate negatives. The original photographs were taken by C.H.C. Amerman around 1898-1905. The prints that comprise this collection were created by HMRC staff around 1987. Many of the photos depict C.H.C. Amerman's friends and family, including his brother Almeron Earl Amerman, his sisters Katy Terrell Amerman and Nona Leigh Amerman, and his parents Almeron Fields Amerman and Mary F....
Dates: 1898 - 1905

Fred Earl Kelso Photographs

Identifier: MSS 0185
Content Description The Fred Earl Kelso Photographs contains 44 cartes-de-visite, 2 postcards, and 1 photograph. The cards come primarily from studios in Swiss and German locales. The markings on the backs correspond to studios in Lausanne, Winterthur, Fribourg, Zurich, St. Gallen, Schaffenhausen, and Sigmaringen.There is also one carte-de-visite from Houston, Texas, attributed to C.J. Wright. MSS 0185-39 depicts a women standing by a chair indoors. There are also two postcards. These are...
Dates: probably 19th century

Gray's Studio Photographs

Identifier: MSS 0498
Scope and Contents This collection contains individual and group portraits on glass plate negatives of men, women, and children of all ages. The portraits are attributed to Gray's Studio on Main Street in Houston. The photographs are undated and the people are unnamed. Based on the dates of operation for Gray's Studio, it can be inferred the photographs date from between 1897 and 1949. Given that they are on glass plates, they were most likely created on the earlier end of that range. Most of the glass plates are...
Dates: 1897 - 1949

Kent E. Gardien Photographs

Identifier: MSS 0209
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photographs of individuals and places from approximately 1905 to 1917. The images are set primarily in Houston, Galveston, and Gonzales, TX, with others from San Antonio, Leon Springs, College Station, and Alexandria, Louisiana. Gardien's family and friends, including his cousins from the Eckhardt family, were frequent subjects of his photography. The collection includes a mixture of posed portraits and candid shots. Some are set in Gonzales, including at...
Dates: 1905-1917
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