The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has digitized hundreds of photographs from the studio of Agustin Victor Casasola, and it is truly a wonderful pastiche of images from the city's past. Casasola started his career taking photographs of the Mexican Revolution and he set up a photography studio in El Paso in 1921. For the next two decades Casasola took thousands of photos of people in their wedding garb, high school graduation robes, and military uniforms. In 1992, after the studio was closed, a team of workers found the negatives in the former studio, and the negatives found their way to UTEP. Fortunately, many of them were still in good condition, and hundreds of the images can be viewed right here. The collection can be searched by subject or keyword, and they are a wonderful resource for anyone interested in Texas history or portraiture.
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