Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photography Collection

The Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photography Collection is a broad visual resource for the study of the state of Texas. It contains many rare and unique images from among 4,000 historic views of Texas, ca. 1846 to 1945. 

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Portrait of a woman with elaborate cameo jewelry and off the shoulder dress. Austin, Travis County, Texas.

This ambrotype is housed in a paper-mache case with inlayed mother-of-pearl decoration in the shape of flowers in a vase. 

C. 1857


Portrait of Colonel Julius A. Andrews, 32nd Texas Cavalry Regiment, Confederate States Army, as a lieutenant colonel. Andrews enlisted in a Texas cavalry battalion in 1861. Within a short time he was promoted to adjutant, lieutenant colonel, and then colonel. The two stars on his collar indicate that he was a lieutenant colonel when this tintype was made. Andrews returned to Texas after the war and lived in Tarrant County.

Tintype in thermoplastic case with gypsy fortune teller design in relief; case made by A. P. Critchlow & Co.

C. 1861-1862


Portrait of Brigadier General William Polk Hardeman. Hardeman fought in the Texas Revolution, numerous Indian campaigns, the Mexican War of 1846-1848, and in the Confederate States Army.

Daguerreotype in case with mixed floral bouquet motif. Case and brass mat help date the image to c. 1846-1847

Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photography Collection