The Texas State Archives has an interesting and pretty comprehensive Flickr page that includes archival photography collections, drawings, postcard and maps, among other digitized artifacts. I enjoyed looking through these Texas history documents and digging deeper into the different East Texas vintage maps of Texas State Parks, architectural drafts and technical drawings. I especially appreciated the materials, dates and professional credit citations found on many of these pieces, and I love how beautiful these very technical documents can be. They truly stand on their own as works of art, and as pieces in the public domain, they’re available to be inspired by and get creative with. I think they’d make amazing home decor pieces printed on fine art paper and displayed in a framed series!
My weekly Curated History feature shares a selection of interesting research finds, photos and other ephemera. My main focus is on Texas history, but historic finds from other places might show up from time to time!Please feel free to share this post on social media, and subscribe to my e-newsletter for monthly art, history and research dispatches.