INSIDE TEXAS: CULTURE, IDENTITY, AND HOUSES, 1878 – 1920.
Fort Worth: TCU Press, 1991. xvi,460pp. Index. Bibliography. Numerous photographs. Maps. Notes. Glossary. Appendices. Reddish-brown cloth with the title in gilt on the spine. First edition. Limited edition, number 5 of 50. SIGNED. A bit of faint spotting to spine, overall near fine. The unclipped dust jacket shows a tiny bit of corner wear, else fine. The publisher’s slipcase exhibits minor rubbing, overall, very good+. While there are any number of photographs of home exteriors, images of interior views are considerably more scarce. This volume contains 296 photographs taken inside Texas homes between 1878 and 1920. These images show how they lived, saw themselves, what they bought, what they treasured, and what their interests were. The book is organized in eight sections by occupation, family, ethnicity, social group, region, refinement class, and style. This is the largest collection of published pre-1920 interior photographs to date and is valuable to architects, preservationists, historians, restorers, interior designers, and anyone interested in home interiors from a historic perspective.