UNT on the Square exhibition by four generations of the Byrd Williams family show 'proof' of everyday life

Submitted by wdc on Mon, 2017-03-06 11:21

<p>When Byrd Williams owned a hardware shop in Gainesville in the 1890s, he wanted to sell postcards that didn’t depict overseas locales. So he bought a postcard camera and began taking pictures all across Texas.</p>
<p>That was the beginning of thousands of photographs that make up the <strong>Byrd Williams Family Collection</strong>– a selection of which will be shown in <em>Proof: Photographs from Four Generations of a Texas Family,</em> running from April 14 (Friday) to May 13 (Monday) at UNT on the Square. The opening reception is from 3 to 5 p.m. April 23 (Sunday). </p>