Bob Bailey Studios Photographic Archive ca. 1932-1998


Bob Bailey Studios Photographic Archive ca. 1932-1998

The Bob Bailey Studios Photographic Archive provides a pictorial history of life in Houston from the 1930s through the 1990s. The archive includes images of politicians and celebrities, the oil and auto industries, aerial views of downtown Houston, local movie palaces, and department stores.


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