Our photographic collection is composed of more than 13,000 images from the Coastal Bend region that date from the United States Civil War era. Included among the holdings are snapshots of individuals, still photographs of homes, buildings, street scenes, events, festivals, farming, ranching, sporting events, outdoor scenery, natural disasters, military bases and personnel, coastal settings, and more. Additionally there are an undetermined number of Victoria Advocate negatives in thirty-two file cabinet drawers, spanning the years of 1950 to 1984. Over 50% of the collection is indexed. Prints are available for a nominal fee. Staff at the VRHC are currently scanning selected photographs for web access soon to be available.
Bob Allen, Photographer/Department Manager
(361) 573-3291 Ext. 3380
Monday and Tuesday 8:00-5:00