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Alamo photo 1904

2012 June 13
by Jan Wilkinson

This unusual photo of the Alamo I found recently in a post about Richter’s Bakery: a San Antonio Original written on April 12, 2012, on the UTSA Libraries Top Shelf blog.

The photo was taken in 1904 of the Retail Merchants Association of Texas members standing on the Alamo, San Antonio. Only identified was William L. Richter on the right. Interesting photo!


Richter’s Bakery Collection, MS 57, UTSA Special Collections.

For additional information about Richter’s Bakery, please see “The story of William Louis and Emma Solcher Richter and Richter’s Bakery” by Rudolph William Richter in collaboration with Mary Ann Noonan-Guerra [F394.S2 R53 1980]. This 45-page booklet about the company and the family can be found in both UTSA Libraries Special Collections reading rooms, as well as in the Richter’s Bakery Collection. Materials from the manuscript collection have recently been digitized and can be found in our online repository Richter’s Bakery digitized content.  The collection is relatively small and digitized content primarily consists of photographs and a microfilmed copy of the July 3, 1937 San Antonio Light insert commemorating the business’ 45th anniversary.

UPDATE 14 Jun 2012:

The Manuscript Curator sent me this message: In your Alamo Photo 1904 post, you utilize an image from the UTSA Libraries Special Collections blog (  The image you use is cropped from a larger image depicting the Retail Merchants Association of Texas members standing on the Alamo (Full image –

We would very much appreciate an update to the post to reflect the proper citation for the image. The citation should read: Retail Merchants Association of Texas photograph, Richter Bakery Collection, MS 57, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.


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