June 06, 2016

20 Vintage Photos of San Antonio You Need to See

With the help of the UTSA Special Collections, Vintage San Antonio - A Photo History has built an expansive collection of vintage photos you won't find anywhere else. All photos courtesy of Vintage San Antonio - A Photo History
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Opening of the H-E-B store at 1601 Nogalitos St. from  the San Antonio Express-News, 1945.
Opening of the H-E-B store at 1601 Nogalitos St. from the San Antonio Express-News, 1945.
The Alamo Dome under construction, 1991.
The Alamo Dome under construction, 1991.
Winter in front of the Alamo, circa January 1949.
Winter in front of the Alamo, circa January 1949.
The Rolling Stones post up in front of the Alamo before kicking off the "Tour of the America's,"  Jun 3-4, 1975.
The Rolling Stones post up in front of the Alamo before kicking off the "Tour of the America's," Jun 3-4, 1975.
Horseback swimming in the San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park, circa 1938.
Horseback swimming in the San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park, circa 1938.
Alamo National Bank at the south west corner of Presa and Commerce Streets, circa 1925.
From UTSA's Special Collections
Alamo National Bank at the south west corner of Presa and Commerce Streets, circa 1925.
From UTSA's Special Collections
Facing north on Broadway at the corner of Hildebrand overlooking the Earl Abel's sign on the right and the Pearl Beer billboard on top.
Facing north on Broadway at the corner of Hildebrand overlooking the Earl Abel's sign on the right and the Pearl Beer billboard on top.
Brackenridge Sky Ride close up over Sunken Gardens, 1975.
Brackenridge Sky Ride close up over Sunken Gardens, 1975.
April 9, 1982 , Johnny Cash and  June Carter Cash pose in front of the the Alamo.
April 9, 1982 , Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash pose in front of the the Alamo.
Vegetable stands on Military Plaza. Circa 1886. Photo by the UTSA Special Collections.
Vegetable stands on Military Plaza. Circa 1886.
Photo by the UTSA Special Collections.