Release Date: November 26, 2001
'Picture Show' to Identify Historic Photos at West Texas Collection
The Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and the Dr. Ralph R. Chase West Texas Collection will host their second annual "Picture Show" Tuesday, Nov. 27, as they seek help from members of the community to identify old photos from their holdings.
The Picture Show is scheduled 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday in the West Texas Collection and the Eva Camuñez Tucker Center for the Study of Southwestern History and Culture on the second floor of the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.
Guests will view and help identify individuals and locations in featured photographs from three major photographic collections. Photographic selections will be made from the Tom Green County Historical Society Collection (1880s-1990s), the Ray B. Johnston Collection (1920s-1940s) and the Lloyd D. Witter and Kenneth Gunter Collection (1950s-1970s).
Suzanne Campbell, head of the West Texas Collection, said the first Picture Show helped the collection identify numerous people and sites from throughout the Concho Valley.
"A lot of historical information can be found in old photographs after careful examination," Campbell said. "In addition to that, they are just fun to look at. This is one of our most popular events. This definitely will not be the last 'Picture Show.'"
Additional information is available by calling the West Texas Collection at 942-2164.