Description: Owen Wister (1860-1938) was a prominent American writer during the late 1800s and early 1900s. He is best known for his western stories, particularly his novel The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains (1902). The collection includes 115 images taken by Wister during his trip to Texas in 1893. Dates covered are 1893, undated. Prominent in the collection are Texas ranch scenes from the Savage, Colton and Conover ranches, as well as the San Antonio missions of Concepción de Acuña and San José. Subjects covered include cowboys, horses, polo ponies, polo players and games, stables, architecture, the San Fernando cathedral in San Antonio, towns, residents, and landscape.