Mod City: The John Rogers and Georgette de Bruchard Collection

Light yellow background with a collage of photographic images of buildings, people wearing 1950s clothing, an old car, camera and machine. A darker yellow circle is behind buildings and a trumpeter. All images are various sizes, with the camera and people standing the same height as skyscrapers. To the right is text that reads, Mod City The John Rogers and Georgette de Bruchard Collection.

In 2016, UNT Special Collections acquired the John Rogers and Georgette de Bruchard Collection, which chronicles the couple’s work and personal lives. Rogers and de Bruchard were both professional photographers working in Dallas from the 1940s to the 90s. Much of their photography was featured in publications such as newspapers, brochures, and even in popular magazines like Better Homes and Gardens and Time. Their work in commercial, architectural, and portrait photography captured a major period of development and innovation in Dallas, Texas, and in American culture and politics.

As of the publication of this exhibit in October 2020, only a fraction of the John Rogers and Georgette de Bruchard Collection has been digitized. As we continue to digitize materials from the Collection, this exhibit will be updated to reflect new themes and notable materials. Visit The Portal to Texas History to view all digitized materials from the John Rogers and Georgette de Bruchard Collection.

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