Texas Then and Now
Author: William Dylan Powell
Publisher/Date: Thunder Bay Press (c. 2013)
Format/Condition: New hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 146 pages, index. Dimensions: 11 x 10 inches. Profusely illustrated in color and black-and-white.
Description: Texas then was a cowboy state where men wore ten-gallon hats, boots, and leather chaps. Texas then boasted the famous Alamo in San Antonio, the regal Cotton Exchange in Houston, Austin’s imposing Victorian-era Travis County Courthouse, and the elaborate Adolphus Hotel in Dallas.
Texas now sees these antique structures surrounded by modern marvels like the magnificent scarlet-colored Dallas Opera House, the sweeping headquarters of NASA, and impressive business districts like Congress Avenue. Texas now is a state of sophistication—as well as a state of men clad in riding boots and cowboy hats.
See the old, the new, and the relics that bind them together in “Texas Then and Now”, a stunning pictorial that juxtaposes historic and contemporary photos of the proud state of Texas.