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Library maintains large collection of historic photographs

Posted July 22, 2016

a skunk looking into a phone receiver

Who is this skunk calling?

This 1916 image is one of thousands of photograph in the Fort Worth Library’s Historic Photo Collection, which includes photographs of street scenes, people, parks, parades, military, schools, churches and businesses.

Local history images may be obtained by contacting the Genealogy, Local History & Archives Unit at 817-392-7740.

Most of the photographs in the collection may be published, broadcast or displayed online with the permission of the Library. One-time publication uses are included in the photograph order fee; additional uses and broadcast licenses may incur extra fees.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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