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Images from 1930s Photographer Fannie Ratchford Capture the Historic Buildings of Old Texas

Fannie Ratchford was a keen photographer and librarian working at the University of Texas in Austin during the early part of the 20th century. In the 1930s she set out to document the buildings of Old Texas that were still standing, relics from another century mostly deserted, though some were still inhabited. Have a look below at these incredible Texas homes and missions from the 1800s as photographed by someone with a very keen eye for history.

Images from 1930s Photographer Fannie Ratchford Capture the Houses of Old Texas

San Francisco De La Espada Mission, San Antonio, Texas, 1936. Via/ Flickr

Images from 1930s Photographer Fannie Ratchford Capture the Houses of Old Texas

“Rice Stage Coach Inn,” built in 1833 later converted to a barn, Crockett, Texas, 1935. Via/ Flickr

Images from 1930s Photographer Fannie Ratchford Capture the Houses of Old Texas

D’Hanis, Texas, 1935. Via/ Flickr

Images from 1930s Photographer Fannie Ratchford Capture the Houses of Old Texas

De Los Santos Home, Calaveras, Texas, 1935. Via/ Flickr

Images from 1930s Photographer Fannie Ratchford Capture the Houses of Old Texas

Thomas Jefferson Chambers’ House, detail of star window, Anahuac, Texas, 1936. Via/ Flickr

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