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Unidentified photographer 
Alamo Chapel of San Antonio de Valero Mission [Texas, USA] 
1849 
  
Daguerreotype 
Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin 
Accession No: 93-202 
  
 
LL/56882 
  
Showing the exterior fašade of the chapel ruins, it is the only known photographic view of the Alamo made prior to its reconstruction in 1850. It is thought to be the earliest photograph taken in Texas held in a public collection. 
 

 
  
 
  
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