Swartz Brothers Exhibit

Wildbunch_smallDuring November, the Library is celebrating the Swartz brothers’ legacy with an exhibit that highlights 46 examples of the brothers’ work.

The Swartz brothers – David, John and Charles – arrived in Fort Worth in the mid-1880s. Over the next 33 years, they observed the city through the lens of a camera, snapping pictures of people, events and architecture. They collectively created thousands of photographs.

Hundreds of images have survived, although the brothers ar largely forgotten. The best-known photograph shows the five members of the “Wild Bunch” posed in John’s studio in November 1990.

This Exhibition is made possible by support of the Friends of the TCU Library, Amon G. Carter Foundation, the Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund, Scott Barker and others who contributed funding and photographs.

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