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Prolific photographer captured memorable Houston moments,” reported by the Houston Business Journal:

History is preserved in many ways. One of the most vivid is through the medium of photography. A photograph captures a moment in time that conveys a wealth of information if only we know how to “read” the image. A master of such photography is currently being spotlighted at the San Jacinto Museum of History in an exhibit entitled “Developing Houston: Photographic Treasures from the Cecil Thomson Collection.”


The San Jacinto Museum of History has over 800 photographs taken by Thomson during the years of Houston’s rapid growth. They document our city from the time it became the largest metropolis in Texas in the late 1920s until it received accolades as the fastest-growing city in the country after World War II.


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