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Henri Cartier-Bresson 
The Salvation Army Building, Galveston, 1858. 
Gelatin silver print, 1962
One of many photographs of the Island City’s historical architecture Cartier-Bresson and colleague Ezra Stoller photographed for The Galveston That Was, a 1965 book by Houston architect Howard Barnstone. The collaboration inspired a major and successful effort to restore Galveston’s historic architectural treasures.  Many of the buildings pictured in the book have since been restored, and the pace of demolition slowed dramatically after the book’s initial publication. This building, a handsome example of American iron fronts, was lost to the wrecking ball in July of 1962. 
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