Have you ever moved into a new (to you) house or apartment? A move frequently means making choices about what items we can keep or what we have to discard.
What We Brought looks at photographs and objects from the El Paso Museum of History’s collection that people thought were important enough to bring to El Paso. They form a visual record of how we came to this region and what was important to us at that time.
How We Brought It. Choosing El Paso can limit the size of the items and the form and speed of the transportation available. El Paso has experienced three major innovations in travel during the past 400 years the use of animals, the steam locomotive, and the internal combustion engine.

Uploaded on 11.28.2017 by El Paso Museum of History

Central / Downtown, (2010 - 2019), Cultural Heritage

  • Community
  • El Paso
  • El Paso

Your comment will be visible after the El Paso Museum staff has reviewed it. This usually happens within 24 hours.

Thank you for your comment

What We Brought El Paso, Texas

Report this entry

Choose the most important reason for this report

Your name

Your email address

Optional detail

Thank you for your report

More from the same community-collection

View over Downtown El Paso

The image shows a great view over El Paso downtown buildings. From the right: The Plaza Hotel (green housetop), the...

Great view of Downtown El Paso

The image shows a great view over El Paso downtown buildings. From the right: The Plaza Hotel (green housetop), the...

Panoramic view over El Paso downtown

The picture is made from north of Downtown and shows El Paso downtown buildings.

Sun Bowl parade 2008

The image shows participants of the Sun Bowl parade in 2008.

Downtown from Rim Road

The picture was taken from Rim Road in the 1980s. It shows the El Paso Downtown area and Ciudad Juarez...

El Paso County Courthouse

The picture displays the El Paso County Courthouse, which houses the El Paso County Government since 1991. The main entrance...

Downtown from Golden Hill Terrace

The picture of Downtown El Paso was taken from Golden Hill Terrace. One can see the city's skyline in the...

Lobby of Cortez Building

The picture shows the restored lobby of the Cortez building at San Jacinto Plaza. An office building since 1970, it...

Carvings of Spaniards on Cortez Building

The picture shows parts of the decoration of the Cortez building. Designed by Henry C. Trost and opened in 1926,...

Carvings on Cortez Building

These beautiful carvings, which can be seen on the Cortez building, reflect the Spanish Colonial Revival Style popular in 1926...

Hotel Cortez in 1976

The picture shows the Hotel Cortez in 1976. The building was designed by the famous architect Henry C. Trost and...

Statue "The Cavalryman"

The statue "The Cavalryman" is standing across Santa Fe Street from the Scottish Rite Temple. It was made by José...

Tiffany Dome in Camino Real Hotel

This 25-foot Tiffany glass dome graces the lobby of the Camino Real Hotel. Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, it is...

Caples Building

The Caples Building at the corner San Antonio Street / Mesa Street was designed by Henry C. Trost for Richard...

Unique Theatre

Unique Theatre - 111 South El Paso Street. At the time it opened in 1912, it was the most modern...