Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 1, Number 1, Spring, 1989 Page: 14
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Elm Street at Poydras, c. 1903
At the turn of the century Dallas was one of the we
lining Elm Street indicate. Aiming his camera east a
his own studio in the picture, at the left.
By capturing a moment in time, a photograph
becomes an important historical document. It is
often more detailed than a written description,
more accurate than a personal memory. Much
of what we know about the growth and development
of Dallas is derived from the photographic
record, which is surprisingly plentiful.
Photographers have practiced in Dallas since
the 1850s, but several of the best were active in
the early years of this century. French born
Henry Clogenson established a commercial
studio in Mineral Wells before moving to Dallas
Photographer: Henry Clogenson
world's leading cotton markets, as these wagons
long the street, Clogenson managed to include
about 1900. Working from a studio on Elm
Street, between Lamar and what is now Griffin,
Clogenson did standard commercial work and
also supplied photos to the Dallas Morning
News. He died in 1924.
Joseph T. O'Bannon arrived in Dallas from
Kentucky in 1887 at the age of 22. He operated
commercial photography studios in Dallas,
usually with other partners, until 1909. Many of
his photographs, like those of Clogenson, were
acquired by George McAfee, another commercial
photographer, whose collection is now at the
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