Most of the images on this website are from a collection of large format 8 X 10 inch negatives of Houston and the surrounding area. Saved from the recyclers oven by Story Sloane Jr. they represent a slice of life during a period of critical growth in Houston's history.  Some of the negatives are in mint condition and some have seen over 70 years of abuse. They all tell a story of Houston's past. The ultimate goal is to raise funds for a book. Any information that "You" the viewer can add to the accuracy of the captions would help aid in the historical presentation of the photographs. All images on this website are for sale. All revenues are used for archiving the collection and presentation to the public. A substantial exhibition of enlarged prints can be found at Story Sloane's Gallery , 1570 South Dairy Ashford, suite 113 Houston, Texas 77077,  281-496-2212

SJSJRWheat.jpg (34799 bytes) One of the Outstanding photographers who made some of these images was Calvin Wheat. Little did Calvin realize when he was photographing a very young Story Sloane Jr. that 70 years later this baby would be responsible for preserving a portion of his life's work. Story Sloane Jr. was a native Houstonian who loved this city and his fellow man. Some of Story Sloane Jr.'s photographs are also included on this web. Known as scoop Sloane he was a well regarded photographer at San Jacinto high school. Story proved that one person can make a big difference in our community. This website is dedicated to Him.  SJSIII

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