The Alamo

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The Alamo with weighing scale, pre-1877, circa 1847-1877

This photo of the Alamo is the oldest known image of Texas

The oldest dated photo taken in Texas was made in San Antonio sometime in the 1840s and...

Old photos of the Alamo | TexAgs

Old photos of the Alamo

Old photos of the Alamo discussion on the TexAgs History forum.

Built by Coahuiltecan Indians, the Franciscan compound of San Antonio de Valero - what we now call the Alamo - has served various roles.

Before battle, a mission era

Built by Coahuiltecan Indians, the Franciscan compound of San Antonio de Valero — what...

Front Columns of The Alamo (DSC00526)

Front Columns of The Alamo - Black and White Photograph

Front Columns of The Alamo (DSC00526)

The reconstructed palisade. The Siege and Fall of the Alamo may be the only movie about the 1836 battle filmed at the actual Alamo.

“A Splendid Piece of Photography”: The Siege and Fall of the Alamo (1914)

A single document (shown above) and a handful of photographs at the DRT Library are thought to provide a crucial record of a lost silent film about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. No copy of the The …

Alamo Plaza, ca 1919. Photo from the photography collection of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin.

The New San Antonio Needs Old San Antonio

One morning two years ago in Santa Fe, New Mexico, my mother and I were enjoying a breakfast at our hotel. The conversation was mellow, but at some point we ended up mentioning San Antonio in passing. A few moments later an older man suddenly stepped in, asking us if we were from San Antonio. […]