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Old 06-08-2007, 09:44 AM
 
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I guess this thread follows the Gone But Not Forgotten thread but was wondering if anyone knew of any sites to see old photos of San Antonio. It doesnt matter when they are from or what they are of. Just feel like being nostalgic.
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:54 AM
 
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Hello Dube.......I'm a complete local history freak! I wish there was a site for great old pics of SA. I have tons of books, but I'm afraid there might be some copyright issues with scanning them and posting them.

If anyone knows how to put together a web site easily and knows about copyright laws......maybe we could get a historical web site going. I'll be glad to help. Possibly the Texas Historical Commssion might be able to help.....and may have some pictures you're interested in!

Good luck!
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:14 AM
 
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Here's a few

http://www.texasfreeway.com/SanAnton...10_25_1966.jpg
http://www.texasfreeway.com/SanAnton...10_25_1966.jpg
http://www.texasfreeway.com/SanAnton..._5_19_1971.jpg
http://www.texasfreeway.com/SanAnton..._5_19_1971.jpg
http://www.texasfreeway.com/SanAnton..._5_19_1971.jpg
http://www.texasfreeway.com/SanAnton...ssway_1955.jpg
http://www.texasfreeway.com/SanAnton...io_undated.jpg

Last edited by BstYet2Be; 10-27-2008 at 01:18 AM.. Reason: copyrighted pics chng'd to links... use links folks
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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Woohoo.....awesome pics Alamocpl! Can you help us with some dates on the ones that are not identified?

That last one must be around Live Oak or Universal City....any idea?
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:53 AM
 
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1) 1966
2) 1966
3) 1971
4) 1971
5) 1971

And as far as the last picture: Circa 1950's

"This is just outside loop 1604, looking north toward the town of Selma. The present-day Retama Racetrack is located in the large field to the left."
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Just Inside Loop 410
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I didnt want to post the actual photo, I thought it might make the thread load kinda slow, so here is the url of a photo that dates back to 1929. its a line of people during the depression here in San Antonio
http://colfa.utsa.edu/users/jreynold...a/8a25512r.jpg

I looked at this photo, and it made me think of how rough life must have been then.
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:46 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Your right Tony, looking at that photo does make me sad. Thanks for the awesome photo though.
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:37 PM
 
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WOW! I'm fascinated by old photos like that. Truly a window to the past. Good job!
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:23 AM
 
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History of Playland Park
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:21 AM
 
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I know this thread started a long time ago, but I thought I would add anyway. The Institute of Texan Cultures has a huge selection of black and whites of San Antonio history. You can purchase them and have the Institute blow them up to the size you want.
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