Old Houston Area Sports and Outdoor Photos Sought
Houston, TX – June 5, 2010 – Local author and historian, Mike Vance, is seeking privately owned photographs for his new book Houston’s Sporting Life:1900-1950. The book will be published by Arcadia Publishing in early 2011. There will be a scanning session held at Becker’s Books, 7405 Westview, on Sunday, June 13 from 1 to 3pm. People may come by with their photos and have them scanned on the spot plus complete all necessary paperwork.
Vance elaborates on the type of photographs desired: “We are looking for good and interesting photographs of any sports or outdoor activity in Houston and the immediate area between 1900 and 1950. These need to be photos to which you own the rights. We’re interested in organized team sports, school sports, and individual activities such as golf, hunting, fishing, swimming, racing, bowling, boating or anything else that constitutes a sports or outdoor activity. We will arrange to scan the photos with you present so they will never leave your possession. We are seeking a release only to use the photos in this project. The rights to the photographs will remain yours.”
A substantial portion of the proceeds from the book will go to Houston Arts and Media, a local 501c3 non-profit organization which produces media to teach local history.
About Houston Arts and Media:
Houston Arts and Media’s purpose is to produce educational and historical film, video and books. The work will be done by members of Houston’s creative, educational, research and production communities. Houston Arts and Media is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.