Lubbock At Mid-Century: The
Photos of Winston Reeves
||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.