Joseph Maurer

Author Biographical Info

Joseph I. Maurer was born in Galveston, Texas. Growing up he assisted his father, Joseph M. Maurer, who worked as a photographer in Galveston. The younger Maurer then served as a photographic technician with the US Navy during World War II. Upon his return to Texas, he worked for Southwest Camera and began assembling equipment to open his own studio. He opened his commercial photography studio in 1946, and it operated until 1978. Much of Maurer's work involved photographing portraits, weddings, graduations, and other events. He served as President of the Houston Professional Photographers Guild in 1966. See more at


MS 219

Publication Date(s)

February 11, 2022




Harris County (TX), Joseph I. Maurer, Harris County Medical Society (TX), photographs » negatives (photographs), photographs


The Joseph I. Maurer Photograph Collection consists of 1411 items that total over 2300 negatives depicting members of the Harris County Medical Society and their medical specialties. These negatives were originally prepared for the Pictorial Roster and Handbook of Harris County Medical Society. See more at MS 219.


Donated by Ursula Lamb Maurer and Joseph I. Maurer in 1979. No accurals are expected for this collection.



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