[An ice cream social at the First Methodist Church in Texas City around 1909]

Description:

Three young ladies, dressed in white shirtfronts, lockets and long white skirts are sitting on chairs in a room eating ice cream. A young man, dressed in a dark suit jacket and plaid pants, eats ice cream from a large ladle. The ice cream tin and an extra plate sit on a wooden chair in front of the young ladies. The room holds other wooden chairs and a podium, behind the people. A map of the United States and a framed certificate are on the back wall. The room appears to be either a church or a court room. On the reverse of the photograph is written "Rev. Germany eating cream. Misses Whitney, Christine Davison and some other young lady. Note: Rev. Germany pastor of 1st Methodist Episcopal Church 1906 - 1909."

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Galveston County - Texas City
Creation Date: 1906 - 1909  
Partner(s):
Moore Memorial Public Library
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Usage:
Total Uses: 304
Past 30 days: 16
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1906 - 1909
  • Digitized: June 14, 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Galveston County - Texas City
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
From 1906 to 1909
Description:

Three young ladies, dressed in white shirtfronts, lockets and long white skirts are sitting on chairs in a room eating ice cream. A young man, dressed in a dark suit jacket and plaid pants, eats ice cream from a large ladle. The ice cream tin and an extra plate sit on a wooden chair in front of the young ladies. The room holds other wooden chairs and a podium, behind the people. A map of the United States and a framed certificate are on the back wall. The room appears to be either a church or a court room. On the reverse of the photograph is written "Rev. Germany eating cream. Misses Whitney, Christine Davison and some other young lady. Note: Rev. Germany pastor of 1st Methodist Episcopal Church 1906 - 1909."

Note:

[This photograph was also published on the title page in Texas City : Images of the Twentieth Century by Collier A. Campbell and Susie M. Moncla, published by The Donning Company Publishers in 1999. The caption there is listed as "A church ice cream social around 1909. Reverend W. H. Germany of the First Methodist Church, Christine Davison, Bernice Whitney, and Margaret Davison."

Physical Description:

1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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Partner:
Moore Memorial Public Library
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: TCIM-20
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth15187
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public