Description: Photographs contain cased ambrotypes and daguerreotypes, loose and cased tintypes, cartes-de-visite (CDVs), cabinet photographs (cabinet photographs), mounted and unmounted photographs, photographic postcards, diffusion transfer prints (Polaroids), snapshots, studio portraits, charcoal prints, and modern copy prints, dating about 1849-1982. The photographs augment the collection by offering a visual depiction of the activities and people described within. The majority of images are formal portraits, with the Rugeley and Elmore families heavily featured. The Miller family is not represented as thoroughly. Candid photos or snapshots make up a minor portion of the overall collection. Photographs of special interest include: two cabinet photographs and one vintage copy print of John A. Elmore and Company C of the Texas Rangers, dated November 1878; three CDVs with rare revenue tax stamps, which were issued during a brief period between 1864 and 1866; early twentieth-century snapshots of Bay City, Texas; and a photograph of C.D.W. McNeill, a 13-year-old Confederate soldier.
Citation information: (Identify the item and cite the subseries), Photographs, Richard Bachman collection. Archives and Information Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: Photographs are organized into eight subseries: Cased photographs, about 1849-1862; Elmore family, about 1865-1960s, bulk 1890s-1910s; Hawkins family, about 1890s-1930s, bulk 1890s-1910s; McHenry-Guinn family, about 1860s-1970s, bulk 1860s-1900s; Obenchain-Wall family, about 1860s-1940s, bulk 1890s-1920; Rugeley family, about 1850s-1982; Bachman family, about 1920s-1950s; and Miscellaneous photographs, about 1850s-1960s, bulk 1850s-1910s