Lubbock At Mid-Century: The Photos of Winston Reeves
                                        Lubbock International Airport,
                  Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, 2005


A Slice of
Americana                                         

Winston Reeves' Camera at Mid 20thCentury
Winston Reeves began his photographic career in 1938 when he opened a studio at 1719 Broadway, after graduating from Texas Tech University. During World War II he was an Army flight instructor at Breedlove Field in Lubbock while his wife and three assistants operated the studio. Reeves Photography was especially busy during World War II as young men about to be shipped over- seas  wanted to leave a photograph behind. Also, plentiful jobs provided money for family photos that had been put on hold during the Depression.

In addition to his portraiture business, as represented by images shown here, Reeves documented the growth of Lubbock, Texas and the surrounding area until his death in 1965. In 1996 the files of Reeves Photography were deposited in the Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University. The images have significant historical value because they illustrate the changes that took place across America in the mid-20th Century.

The Winston Reeves Photograph Collection makes up a significant part of the photographic holdings at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library in the heart of the Texas Tech campus.  

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