Kenneth L. Anthony historic photographic collection
The Kenneth L. Anthony historic photographic collection contains 1250 photographic prints, color slides, negatives, motion pictures, digital video, and digital photographs of Corpus Christi and its surrounding region taken or collected by longtime resident Kenneth L. Anthony.
The images document such subjects as South Texas news and events, behind-the-scenes of a local television station, common and less-common views of Corpus Christi architecture, cityscape and industry and 28 surrounding towns and communities, railroads, movie theaters and location production of motion pictures in South Texas. They also stand as examples of a wide range of photographic methods:
- 1969 - 2010
- Anthony, Kenneth Leigh (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Anthony’s other photographic and research interests grew from his model railroad hobby, studying how the workings of a railroad could visually reflect the development of a city, a region, and an economy, and how that history affected the appearance of the nearby landscape and buildings, elements that might be modeled. Beginning in 1969, Anthony took thousands of railroad-related photographs, concentrating on day-to-day operations rather than tourist runs and museum displays. He took thousands more of architectural and industrial scenes, noting especially when a building showed subtle evidence of its past. The research brought Anthony into a number of university, museum and government archives, and generated an appreciation for their work in preserving primary materials and making them available to researchers.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Guide to the Kenneth L. Anthony Historic Photograph Collection
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Part of the Special Collections and Archives, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Repository
6300 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi TX 78412 United States