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

Fannie’s original plan was to compile these photographs, with accompanying data, into a book on the historic structures. While that didn’t happen, there were over 2,000 photographs that she took. It’s amazing to see the abandoned buildings with windows broken and walls missing, but what we love even more are the functional farm buildings that were clearly still in use when the photos were taken.

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

Mrs. Thomas O’ Connor Home, Victoria, Texas, 1933. Via/ Flickr

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

Duncan House, Llano, 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

Possibly a summer kitchen, photograph from 1935. Via/ Flickr

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

D’Hanis, Texas, 1935. Via/ Flickr

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