Grissom Family and Residence, 1904, Richardson, Texas

Description:

Seven people and one dog, standing at a gated fence in front of a two-story clapboard house.

From left to right: Man with folded arms, wearing a hat and suit. Man with hands clasped in front, wearing a suit. Woman behind the fence (made of horizontal boards attached to wooden posts), wearing dark skirt, white blouse, pompadour hair-style. Woman behind gate, wearing light-colored clothing. Man sitting on large round fence post (or tree trunk), wearing brimmed hat tilted back. Woman wearing two-piece dress, with a wide dark/light striped pattern. Man, leaning on the fence, dark hat in his right hand, moustached. In front of him (blurred) is a light-colored dog.

The house behind them is two-story, wood clad, with a closed dormer forming a roof for the porch. The front door, framed above and to the side by narrow windows, appears to be open. Trees are visible at both sides; a shed is just visible on the right edge of the picture.

Creator(s): Imperial View Company
Location(s): United States - Texas - Dallas County - Richardson
Creation Date: 1904  
Partner(s):
Richardson Public Library
Collection(s):
Texas History Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 230
Past 30 days: 3
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1904
  • Digitized: June 26, 2003
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Dallas County - Richardson
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1904  
Description:

Seven people and one dog, standing at a gated fence in front of a two-story clapboard house.

From left to right: Man with folded arms, wearing a hat and suit. Man with hands clasped in front, wearing a suit. Woman behind the fence (made of horizontal boards attached to wooden posts), wearing dark skirt, white blouse, pompadour hair-style. Woman behind gate, wearing light-colored clothing. Man sitting on large round fence post (or tree trunk), wearing brimmed hat tilted back. Woman wearing two-piece dress, with a wide dark/light striped pattern. Man, leaning on the fence, dark hat in his right hand, moustached. In front of him (blurred) is a light-colored dog.

The house behind them is two-story, wood clad, with a closed dormer forming a roof for the porch. The front door, framed above and to the side by narrow windows, appears to be open. Trees are visible at both sides; a shed is just visible on the right edge of the picture.

Note:

Written on back (of copy in FH folder):
Grissom Home
Picture taken 1904
(now Richardson Womans {sic} Club"
on Campbell Road
Grandpa Grissom, Granny, Pat, Rebecca, Ollie, Will, Guss

Printed on front:
[PHOTO] BY [IMPE]RIAL VIEW CO. 1904, 321 Elm St., Dallas, Texas

Note:

Additional information:
The Grissom home was located at the current location of the Richardson Women's Club, 2005 N Cliffe (Old Campbell Rd).

Persons in the photograph, left to right:
Park Lee GRISSOM (24 Aug 1854 AL - 10 Feb 1938, Richardson TX)
Pat GRISSON [?Richard Clint GRISSOM?]
Rebecca Bell GRISSOM (15 Jul 1884 AL - 12 Aug 1962 TX)
Ollie Mae Cross GRISSOM (6 Mar 1886 TX - 4 Jun 1956 TX)- wife of Richard Clint GRISSOM
William Lee GRISSOM (27 Oct 1879 AL - 29 Jan 1949 TX)
Guss Eugene GRISSOM (19 Jul 1889 AL - 12 Aug 1969 TX)

Information taken from "The Family of Park L. Grissom," by Mozelle Grissom, 1981 [unpublished file]

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Partner:
Richardson Public Library
Collection:
Texas History Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: RPLf016
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Folder F 16
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth3098
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public