Texas Women | Portraits by Julius Born

Lost in a wormhole of vintage photographs this morning, I happily came across a 20th century Texan photographer I had never heard of, Julius Born. Upon seeing a few portraits he had taken in the early 1900s, I quickly found an entire archive available through The Portal to Texas History, and immediately dove in. While I wasn't able to find much information Born, I did find that he took most of these photos in the back of his variety store in Canadian, Texas. There were too many photos I wanted to share with you so I'm breaking it down into two posts. Today I'm featuring several of the photos taken of Texas women, and soon I'll feature my favorite portraits of the men he photographed. Stay tuned!

A portrait of two young women in Texas taken by Julius Born in the early 1900s.
Portrait of a Texan woman taken in the 1920s by Julius Born.
Vintage Texan portrait taken by Julius Born. Circa 1920's.
Vintage Texan portrait of two women taken by Julius Born.
Woman photographed sitting on a bench by Julius Born. She is wearing a dark-colored fur stole over a dark lace dress. Her hair is short and curled in typical 1920s style.
Portrait of a young woman sitting on a table taken by Julius Born. She is wearing a dark-colored dress with embroidered flowers on it, a ring on each hand, and a necklace. Her hair is long and curled with a striped bow in the back.
Vintage Texan portraits taken by Julius Born.
Vintage portrait of a Texan bride taken by Julius Born.
Photo of Texas bride taken by Julius Born.
Vintage Texan portraits taken by Julius Born.
Texas woman photographed sitting on a bench with her legs crossed. She is wearing a light-colored tiered dress with ruffled trim on the skirt, and cut-outs on the shoulders. Photo by Juius Born.
Vintage Texan portraits taken by Julius Born.
Vintage Texan portraits taken by Julius Born.
Vintage photos of Texans taken by Julius Born.
Vintage photos of Texans taken by Julius Born.
Vintage Texan portraits taken by Julius Born.
Vintage photos of Texans taken by Julius Born.
Vintage Texan portraits taken by Julius Born.
Portrait of a woman laying on her stomach on a bed in front of a backdrop by Julis Born via the River Valley Pioneer Museum

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