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Galveston 1890 to 1900:
In 1900 Galveston was prospering. It boasted being the "third richest city in the United States in proportion to population" and efforts were being made to increase its sea port value. All major railroads served Galveston and 60% of the state's cotton crop was exported through its port. The images in this section attest to the wealth and promise Galveston offered to its inhabitants.
The pictures come from the Galveston Subjects collection and from the book Art Work of Galveston, 1894, published in Chicago by W. H. Parrish Publishing Co.
Galveston and Texas
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