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Historic Photograph Collection

Identifier: C-0003

Scope and Contents

The Fort Worth Historic Photograph Collection contains over 2,500 images of early Fort Worth. The majority of the photographs were taken during the late-1800s and early to mid-1900s. The collection features a wide array of subjects including street scenes, people, parades, houses, schools, churches, businesses, and parks. Many of the photographs have been digitized. Please see "External Documents" for availability.


  • 1800s - 2016
  • Majority of material found within 1880 - 1959

Conditions Governing Use

Most of the photographs in the collection may be published, broadcast or displayed online with the permission of the department. Local history images may be obtained by contacting the Genealogy, Local History & Archives Unit by mail at 500 W. 3rd Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-7305, by email at, or by calling (817) 392-7740.


16 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102