Remember when Highway 121 was a two lane country road linking McKinney to Ft. Worth? Or when giant pumpkin patches were in downtown Dallas? Anyone that has visited or lived in North Texas for any period of time recently can attest to the extraordinary growth and development that has been occurring throughout the Metroplex. This is made especially clear when viewing photographs of the region’s cities and towns from years past.
The Byrd Williams Family Photography Collection offers just such a perspective as the changing landscapes and skylines of North Texas are well documented through the photographs, slides, and negatives of four generations of Texas photographers. Ft. Worth, Dallas, and the towns of Collin County are particularly well represented through the works of Byrd Williams IV and reveal the dramatic changes that have occurred over the past several decades.