“Gateway to the World” QR1

Gateway to the World

1st Photo Set

Hale Rice
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The Rice Institute looking southwest. Rice airfield is in the background denoted by the airplane hanger in the upper right of the image. 1920’s

Courtesy of Tom Hale  

The Exchange Club
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The Houston Exchange club was celebrating their first Annual Picnic on the beach in Galveston. There was electric train service from Houston to Galveston. You could travel from one point to another in about an hour. 1928

Airport 1928
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William P. Hobby airport opened in 1927 to a packed crowd of locals. Initially a 600 acre plot of land with a landing field it was expanded in 1937 to 1240 acres. Courtesy of Tom Hale

Galveston Air Seawall
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Galveston seawall in front of the Galvez Hotel (1911). The Midnight Thunder roller coaster on the middle left was a major tourist attraction. The Rosenburg library (1902) on the upper left, is the oldest continuously operating library in the State of Texas. Courtesy of Tom Hale

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Looking across Galveston Island towards the Gulf. Two prominent structures on the upper right are the Galvez (1911) and Buccaneer (1929) hotels. Galveston played an important part of Houston’s early development.

Rice looking West Main
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This shot of Main Street looking west capture a great view of Rice Institute and the urban sprawl of Houston in 1926. Hermann Hospital on the lower right. The street Fannin had not been extended this far south yet. Courtesy of Tom Hale

The Alta Arts will receive a portion of every image sold during this
exhibit or custom ordered through The Alta Arts after the exhibit thru
the end of 2023.

All images in this exhibit are printed on EPSON quality Exhibition Satin
canvas utilizing archival inks. They are stretched and ready to hang,
with or without a frame.

All images can be custom ordered on EPSON Quality Luster Finish paper
utilizing archival inks to the following sizes:
11 x 14 inch on paper $100.00

16 x 20 inch on paper $150.00

20 x 24 inch on paper $200.00

24 x 30 inch on paper $250.00

30 x 40 inch on paper $350.00

30 x 40 inch on canvas $600.00

All custom orders on canvas will take approximately 30 days to turn.
All custom orders on paper will take approximately 10 days to turn.
All custom orders should be prepaid.

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