Throwback Thursday

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Stude’s Bakery and Confectionery

September 16, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

This picture taken in Houston in about 1890 shows Stude’s Bakery and Confectionery. Alphonse Stude, a prominent businessman and Houston booster, owned the shop.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Prom Night in Marlin, 1960

July 15, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Traces of Texas reader Bob Caperton kindly sent in this 1960 photo of his wife, first on the lower right, and a group of her friends as they were getting ready to go to what was then called the Junior-Senior Banquet in Marlin.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Women Do the Heavy Lifting in Beaumont, 1943

July 8, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

A woman moves a pole at the International Creosoting Company in Beaumont, 1943. This job had traditionally been done by men, but the absence of the male workforce due to World War II paved the way for women to assume many such jobs.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Theodore Roosevelt at the Rough Riders Reunion

April 8, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

President Theodore Roosevelt posed in his tent at a Rough Riders reunion in San Antonio for this 1905 photograph.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Farmworkers near Neches

March 11, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

A group of migrant farmworkers returns from picking cotton in Mississippi. They were on their way back to the Rio Grande Valley and were in Anderson County near Neches when Russell Lee took this photo in 1939.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: The Panhandle in 1939

February 18, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

When Farm Security Administration photographer Dorothea Lange took this photo north of Amarillo in 1939, it was a (relatively) happy time for most Panhandle residents.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: A North Texas Trail Ride

January 14, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Every week, Traces of Texas shares one of his vintage photo finds with us.
Taken in Mineral Wells, this photo captures participants in an East Mountain trail ride on June 11, 1901.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Café de la Rosa in San Antonio

January 7, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

Jovita de la Rosa Ortiz, third from right, and her parents Magdaleno and Francisca behind the counter of their café, Café de la Rosa, in San Antonio, circa 1945.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Elvis at the Little Shamrock Cafe

December 17, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Every week, Traces of Texas shares one of his vintage photo finds with us.
“James Hefley kindly shared this remarkable photo of Elvis eating breakfast at the Little Shamrock Cafe in Cleveland, Texas, on September 12, 1957.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Sam Houston’s First Home

December 10, 2020 | By

Sam Houston’s first house in Houston, circa 1890. Renowned naturalist John J. Audubon visited Sam Houston here in 1837, and his account of that visit is colorful and humorous.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Texas Rangers Find Illegal Moonshine Stills

November 26, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Texas Rangers with illegal moonshine stills found near Mexia. Freddie Pryor found this undated photo among his grandmother’s things after she died.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Rebuilding the Anderson Gift Store in Marfa

November 19, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Gail Smith sent in this photograph of her grandfather, W.A. Oatman, rebuilding the Anderson Gift Store after a 1920 fire in downtown Marfa.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Oakland Heights Mansion in Comanche

November 12, 2020 | By Traces of Traces

The old Oakland Heights mansion in Comanche was an elaborate pigeon roost by the time Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee documented it in 1939.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Plinky Toepperwein Takes Her Shot

October 8, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

San Antonio’s Plinky Toepperwein was one of the greatest shooters of all time.
Famed female shooter Annie Oakley once told Plinky, “Mrs.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Freedmen’s First Vote in 1866

September 17, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

An important historical event: the first Anderson County Courthouse on the day of the Freedmen’s First Vote in 1866.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: A Marine in Corpus Christi

September 10, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Marine and his … girlfriend? friend? friend of little sister, who is just out of view? 

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: Sweet Treats in Skidmore

August 27, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Traces of Texas reader Angie Bownds shared this remarkable 1910 photo of Galloway’s “Little Gem Confectionery & Ice Cream Parlor” on 4th Street between Sullivan and Patricio in Skidmore.

Traces of Texas’ Throwback Thursday: An East Texas Dogtrot House

August 20, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

Traces of Texas reader Kyle Terry submitted this fascinating photo of the L.D. Heath family in 1905.

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