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Life in Texas from the 1800's to 1950

Life in Dallas County Texas 1800's to 1950


Dallas County, Texas from 1800's to 1950 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers. Click on photos to view larger.


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Cedar Hill Tx Man, Wife, Cow, Horse Wagon 1920Cedar Hill Texas Man with Wife, Cow, Horse and Wagon in 1920

Everything a man would need in Cedar Hill Texas in 1920; a good wife, productive cow, strong horse and a sturdy wagon.

Car Camper in 19201920s Camper

Dr. Foster of Dallas Texas poses with his family and camper in 1920's

See the car open up into a roomy camper

Grand Prairie Fire Department in 1920Grand Prairie Fire Department in 1920
Richardson Texas Volunteer Fire Department 1930


Dallas Fire Department Engine House 1920

Dallas fireman control horse drawn fire wagons.

Dallas Firefighters 1930s

Firefighters in Dallas pose with fire trucks in 1930

Richardson Texas Post Office 1910

Richardson Texas Post Office 1906

"Aunt" Sarah Allen, the town's third post master sits in rocking chair with unnamed man and woman holding baby sitting on porch.

Arcadia Theatre Dallas Texas 1925Arcadia Theatre Dallas Texas 1925

Featuring The Vagabond King with Jeanette MacDonald

Dallas Police Department 1914Dallas Police Photo from 1914

Dallas Policeman pose with bicycles and early motorcycles in 1914

Richardson Texas Police with Cruiser in 1950Richardson Police in 1950

Three Richardson Texas police officers with patrol car front of city hall in 1950.

Chevrolet Showroom Dallas Tx c1920Chevrolet Showroom in Dallas Tx 1920s
Conoco Gas Station Dallas Tx 1930'sConoco Gas Station in Dallas in 1930's
Early Dallas Cafe 1930'sSloe Goose Cafe Dallas Texas 1930's

Early Dallas cafe located on muddy street in Dallas. Photo shows proprietors or customers standing on porch below Coca-Cola signs.

Pig Stand BBQ Dallas Texas 1930'sPig Stand BBQ Dallas Texas 1930's
Dallas Restaurant 1920's

Proprietor, wait staff and cooks stand ready to serve below boxes of L&C Corn with customers at end of counter .

Clothing Store in Dallas in 1920s

Proprietors proudly display ties, scarves, hats and shoes in their 1920's era clothing store.

Elm Street in Dallas in 1899Elm Street in Dallas Texas in 1899

Horse-drawn farm wagons and men on horseback on Elm street in Dallas in 1899.

Dallas Street Scene in 1908


Ervay Street, Dallas Texas 1920sErvay Street in Dallas Texas 1920's

Trolley Car makes its way past, Market Cafeteria, Shoe Shine stand Benson Semans Company and pedestrians. on Ervay Street in Dallas in 1920s.

Downtown Dallas in the 1950's

1950's cars line the street in front of Seymour's Credit, R.J. Smith & Son Mens Wear, Wilkins store and the Star Bar in downtown Dallas Texas.

Elm Street in Dallas Texas in 1907

Horse drawn carriages, Neiman store, Wilkins store

1926 Dallas Tx Street Scene1926 Dallas Texas Street Scene

Cars and trucks line street in front of La Mode Dry Goods store and Rigsbee Electric Company

Miss Dallas 1926 - Joan "Rosebud" Blondell

After winning the title of Miss Dallas, she placed fourth in the 1926 Miss America Pageant and pursued a career in acting for Warner Brothers . . . read more

Dallas Cotton Mill Workers in 1913

Tired and covered in cotton lint, some workers rush to get home while others stop to visit on the steps. You may find the faces of your ancestors in this high definition photo from Dallas in 1913.

Honest Joe's Pawn Shop 1950's

Ole Joe really wanted everyone to know about his pawn shop and all he offered


West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Texas History by Category and Event

Dallas History Guild (Facebook)

Carrollton, TX: History and Memories (Facebook)

Books about Dallas County People and Places

Books about Dallas County People and PlacesBooks about Dallas Peolpe and Places


What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County


Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County

Featured Dallas County Items for Sale

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Dallas, Addison, Balch Springs, Cockrell Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Hutchins, Irving, Lancaster, University Park , Highland Park, Grand Prairie, Cedar Hill and Richardson

Important: Tap or click the title (not the photo) for details on the items listed below.

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