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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Story Sloane, III

I wanted to commend a fellow, who does a lot to preserve Houston photographic history, Story Sloane, III.  I met him a couple of years ago at a history book fair in The Heights.

Story has a shop in west Houston where he sells prints of old photos.  I've bought 4 prints of the dairy at Sartartia and gave them as Christmas gifts last year.  He has a few photos relating to Sugar Land, but the vast bulk of his archive is devoted to Houston.

Click this link to view a 4-minute clip that appeared on Channel 8 in 2010.  Unfortunately, the aspect ratio isn't correct in places, but it's still worth watching.

If you're interested in collecting old photos with local relevance, you should drop by his store at 1570 South Dairy Ashford, Suite 113.  

Story Sloane, Mike Vance (Houston Arts & Media), and John Gonzalez (Bayou City History in The Houston Chronicle) are highly commendable  preservationists of local history.