Here are more of my photo treasures from three boxes of glass negatives found in an old home being torn down near Kerrville in the late 1960’s.
It is quite something to see, between each negative is scrap paper printed in German from a newspaper or magazine, I believe most were taken in Texas, one in Comfort, Texas, one of the Alamo, one out of the Capital building looking down Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, some unidentified buildings, homes, people and stores.
I am hoping to find out who and where these pictures were taken. I don’t know the photographer, but thought someone might know and look forward to your help.Â UPDATE:Â Thank you to all that have been out there finding these locations!
Southwestern Insane Asylum
Unknown store believe to be downtown San Antonio, Texas
Lady shoppers in general store; look like same ladies as soda shoppe believe to be downtown San Antonio, Texas
Thanks to Joe Herring, I now know it is located at 335 4th Street, Comfort, Texas!Â Thanks to Irene Van Winkle for telling me this is the Faltin (August) House, designed by Albert Beckman, son-in-law of Alfred Giles, in 1894 and finished in 1895.Â In 1981, received Texas Historic Landmark and has received National Landmark status.Â (Remember glass negatives are a mirror image of the subject not backwards)
Notice the new city sewer system pipe to be installed. Wonder what town? Update! Thanks to Lanza Teague we know it is the Carl Harnisch house, built in 1884, located at 523 King William Street, San Antonio, Texas. Notice: all glass negatives are a mirror image.
I love the gingerbread on the porches! San Antonio, Texas
The Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle, built by George Henry Griebel, is the oldest structure at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Clock installed in tower in 1870.
Late 1800’s photo of bleachers at Ft. Sam Houston San Antonio Texas
Possibly Fort Sam Houston San Antonio Texas parade grounds with bicycles