Digitized Photographs

 Digitized Photographs

Archivists at the Galveston and Texas History Center aim to make all photographic collections available online. The Name Files, Street Files, and many of the Galveston Photographic Subject Files have already been digitized. These collections include photographs of Galveston residents, residences and buildings, the Storm of 1900 aftermath, restaurants, Mardi Gras events, and parades.

The Archives Catalog contains images of digitized photographs and finding aids to non-digitized collections.

  • Start at the GTHC Archives Catalog
  • In the search bar, type in a name, address, or subject and click the Search button
  • If a photo is available online, you will see a thumbnail in the list of Search Results
  • Click the thumbnail to see the digitized photo, or click Display Finding Aid to see a list of all digitized items in a collection

If you do not see a thumbnail in the catalog, that collection has not yet been digitized. Scans of photographs may be requested with a scanning order for use in research, display, or publication.

 Digitized Photographs

Some digitized collections that contain photos include:

  • Galveston Photographic Subject Files (many Galveston subjects, such as schools, places of worship, events, hurricanes, etc.)
  • Street Files (Galveston street scenes, residential areas, addresses)
  • Name Files (Galveston and Texas individuals and families)
  • Forshey Postcard Collection (Galveston businesses, homes, beaches, monuments, and events)

Those collections may be searched alphabetically in the Archives Catalog. For example, look under the letter ‘G’ for Galveston Photographic Subject Files.

For more information about the History Center’s Photograph Collections, see the Photographs and Postcards page. Contact an Archivist if you need help finding an image.

Updated 8/14/19