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 Collection: Abilene Photograph Collection
Bank of Commerce #2
Photograph of the exterior view of a building identified as Bank of Commerce on Pioneer Street. Signs on the front and side of the building say "Bank of Commerce." There are several bushes surrounding the buildings. In the foreground, there is a parking lot and street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60602/
West Texas Utilities Building #2
Photograph of an exterior view of a building identified as West Texas Utilities Building on Cypress Street. A sign on the corner of the building says "West Texas Utilities Co." The building is several stories high, and there are cars parked along its curb. In the background, there are other buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60619/
Mack Eplen's Cafeteria
Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as Mack Eplen's Cafeteria on Cypress Street. A sign on the front of the building says "Cafeteria," and a sign below that says "Mack Eplen's Cypress Cafeteria." There is also a sign facing sideways, but the text is not visible. Outside the building, there is a newspaper stand and a parking meter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60627/
U. S. Air Force Cargo Plane
Photograph of a United States Air Force cargo plane on land. Text on the side of the plane says "U. S. Air Force." A number on the tail says "12387." Beside the plane, is a truck. In the background, there are three other planes with people around them. Behind the three planes, there are buildings and a car. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60406/
U. S. Air Force Cargo Plane
Photograph of a United States Air Force cargo plane on land. Text on the side of the plane says "United States Air Force." A number on the tail of the play says "22692," and a number on the front of the plane says "692." In the background, there are buildings and other planes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60404/
J. C. Penney's Diamond Jubilee - Gay Nineties #1
Photograph of an unidentified group of men in women at the J. C. Penney's Diamond Jubilee - Gay Nineties. The women are dressed in costume, and the men are dressed in suits, with one in a casual shirt. In the foreground, there is a table full of shoes; in the background, there is a wall with shoe displays, and text that says "Childrens Shoes." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60436/
Mothers at Rehab - Polio Campaign #2
Photograph of a group of three women kneeling beside boxes full of packages of peanuts. Behind the women, a man in a military uniform is leaning towards the peanut packages. Behind the people, there are closed boxes lined up in a row with a sign on top of them that says "Fight Polio Join The March of Dimes." Text on the packages of peanuts says "Fight Polio with Peanuts." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60422/
Mothers at Rehab - Polio Campaign
Photograph of a group of three women kneeling beside boxes full of packages of peanuts. In the background, there are closed boxes lined up in a row with a sign on top of them that says "Fight Polio Join The March of Dimes." Text on the packages of peanuts says "Fight Polio with Peanuts." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60423/
U. S. Air Force Cargo Plane
Photograph of a United States Air Force cargo plane on land. Text on the plane says "United States Air Force." The number, "22692," is on the tail of the plane. In the background, there are buildings and another plane. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60403/
U. S. Air Force Cargo Plane
Photograph of a United States Air Force cargo plane. Text on the side of the plane says "United States Air Force." A number on the tail of the plane says "22692," and a number on the nose of the plane says "692." In the background, there are various vehicles and a field. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60407/
Space Kite in Woolworth Store
Photograph of Space Kite in a Woolworth's window display. The kites banners read, "SPACE KYTE" and have an image of a rocket on them. The packaging is part of the display. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60469/
D and W Tire Co.
Photograph of the D and W Tire Company in Abilene, Texas. Below the D and W sign are the words, "Furniture, Appliances". Cars are parked on either side of the frame. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60473/
Kraft Cheese Display at Thornton's #1
Photograph of a product display in a grocery store identified as Thornton's. The display consists of bottles of Kraft brand oil in small boxes surrounding an oven. On top of the oven, there are three signs, two of which are the same. Text on the duplicate signs say "Free Recipes Here! How to make any cake (requiring shortening) with Kraft All-Purpose Oil Fully Pink 29ยข;" they also have a picture of a cake missing a slice on them. The headline on the middle sign says "Ladies! You Can Win Valuable Prizes in Thornton's Cake Bake Contest." That sign also lists prices and cooking ingredients, and has illustrations of a cake, oven, Kraft brand oil, and the exterior of Thornton's. In the background of the photograph, there are aisles of groceries, an unidentified man, and a banner sign that is partially visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60400/
Waddington's and Les Femmes #1
Photograph of the exterior of two stores identified as Waddington's and Les Femmes on Cypress Street. There are clothed mannequins in the display window of Waddington's; text on the front of the building says "Waddington's Ladies Apparel." There are shoes in the display window of Les Femmes; text on the front of the building says "Les Femmes Fashion Footwear." In the foreground, there is a parking meter, street, and partial view of a car. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60606/
Bank of Commerce #1
Photograph of the exterior view of a building identified as Bank of Commerce on Pioneer Street. A sign on the front says "Bank of Commerce." There are several bushes around the building. In the foreground, there is a parking lot and street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60604/
Sands Hotel
Photograph of the Sands Hotel in Abilene. There are people around the pool area with palm trees, buildings, and decor in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60636/
West Texas Utilities Building #5
Photograph of an exterior view of a building identified as West Texas Utilities Building on Cypress Street. A sign on the corner of the building says "West Texas Utilities Co." The building is several stories high, and there are cars parked along its curb. In the background, there are other buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60622/
West Texas Utilities Building #4
Photograph of an exterior view of a building identified as West Texas Utilities Building on Cypress Street. A sign on the corner of the building says "West Texas Utilities Co." The building is several stories high, and there are cars parked along its curb. In the background, there are other buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60620/
West Texas Utilities Building
Photograph of an exterior view of a building identified as West Texas Utilities Building on Cypress Street. A sign on the corner of the building says "West Texas Utilities Co." The building is several stories high, and there are cars parked along its curb. In the background, there are other buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60623/
Bank of Commerce #2
Photograph of the exterior view of a building identified as Bank of Commerce on Pioneer Street. A sign on the front says "Bank of Commerce." There are several bushes around the building. In the foreground, there is a parking lot and street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60603/
Waddington's and Les Femmes #2
Photograph of the exterior of two stores identified as Waddington's and Les Femmes on Cypress Street. There are clothed mannequins in the display window of Waddington's; text on the front of the building says "Waddington's Ladies Apparel." There are shoes in the display window of Les Femmes; text on the front of the building says "Les Femmes Fashion Footwear." In the foreground, there is a parking meter, street, and partial view of a car. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60607/
Kiwanis Club Meeting at the Sands Hotel
Photograph of a Kiwanis Club meeting at the Sands Hotel in Abilene. There are people in line getting food at a table with more sitting at tables in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60644/
Sands Hotel
Photograph of the pool area at the Sands Hotel in Abilene. There are people around the pool area with picnic areas and diving boards. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60638/
Waddington's and Les Femmes
Photograph of the exterior of two stores identified as Waddington's and Les Femmes on Cypress Street. There are clothed mannequins in the display window of Waddington's; text on the front of the building says "Waddington's Ladies Apparel." There are shoes in the display window of Les Femmes; text on the front of the building says "Les Femmes Fashion Footwear." In the foreground, there are parking meters and a street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60609/
Kiwanis Club Meeting at the Sands Hotel
Photograph of a Kiwanis Club meeting at the Sands Hotel in Abilene. There are people sitting at tables under a pavilion near the pool area. There is a wagon on the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60646/
Kiwanis Club Meeting at the Sands Hotel
Photograph of a Kiwanis Club meeting at the Sands Hotel in Abilene. There are people sitting at tables under a pavilion by the pool. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60645/
Welcome Home Linda at the Sands Hotel
Photograph of a homecoming party for a woman named Linda at the Sands Hotel in Abilene. There are six people standing behind a table with one woman holding flowers. There are decorations and a banner behind them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60651/
Sands Hotel #1
Copy negative of an artist's rendition of the Sands Hotel in Abilene, designed by Ragnar C. Qvale. The picture is an interior view of the lobby with modern design. There are seats and decorations in the lobby. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60634/
Welcome Home Linda at the Sands Hotel
Photograph of a homecoming party for a woman named Linda at the Sands Hotel in Abilene. There are four women standing behind a table with one holding flowers. There are decorations and a banner behind them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60648/
Bank of Commerce #1
Photograph of the exterior view of a building identified as Bank of Commerce on Pioneer Street. Signs on the front and side of the building say "Bank of Commerce." There are several bushes surrounding the buildings. In the foreground, there is a parking lot and street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60601/
Sands Hotel
Photograph of the interior view of Sands Hotel. In the foreground, there is group of furniture consisting of a sofa, chairs, tables, and a lamp. In the background, there are two doors; the door to the lefts says "The Sands Gift Shop," and the door to the right says "The Sands Barber." Both doors have windows beside them. A light fixture hangs above the door to the right, and a table and plant set in between the two doors. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60608/
Sands Hotel #1
Copy negative of an artist's rendition of the Sands Hotel in Abilene, designed by Ragnar C. Qvale. The hotel has a sign in front, a pool area, and three modern arches. There are people in the area, as well as a driveway and parking lot. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60630/
Highway 80 Leading to Abilene Plaza
Copy negative of Highway 80 (South 1st Street) at South Clack Street (Winters Freeway Frontage Road) in Abilene, Texas. The photograph is taken with the view facing Northwest. The highway has four lanes with a car on the left, buildings in the background, and a billboard advertising Abilene Plaza. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60693/
Mack Eplen's Cafeteria
Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as Mack Eplen's Cafeteria on Cypress Street. There are several signs on the front of the building; the sign on the top says "Mack Eplen's Cafeteria," and faces sideways; below that, a sign facing the front says "Cafeteria;" another sign facing sideways says "Mack Eplen's Cafeteria;" below is another front facing sign that says "Mack Eplen's Cypress Cafeteria," with an emblem below the text. In front of the building, there is a newspaper stand and a parking meter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60626/
Partin Building #1
Photograph of the Partin Real Estate building on N. 4th St. in Abilene. The two story brick building is on a street corner with cars parked around it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60628/
Welcome Home Linda at the Sands Hotel
Photograph of a homecoming party for a woman named Linda at the Sands Hotel in Abilene. There are four women standing behind a table with one holding flowers. There are decorations and a banner behind them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60650/
Welcome Home Linda at the Sands Hotel
Photograph of a homecoming party for a woman named Linda at the Sands Hotel in Abilene. A woman is standing behind a table with a little girl standing on the table. There are decorations and a banner behind them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60654/
New Mayflower Moving Building on W. N. First
Photograph of the Texas Highway Department building in Abilene. The building is viewed from across a street, and there are cars parked in the lot. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60691/
West Texas Utilities Building #1
Photograph of an exterior view of a building identified as West Texas Utilities Building on Cypress Street. The building is several stories high, and there are cars parked along its curb. In the background, there are other buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60624/
D and W Tire Company
Photograph of the D and W Tire Company. Above the D and W sign are the words "Coca Cola in Bottles." There are cars parked in the front and on the side of the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60475/
JC Penny's Diamond Jubilee - Gay 90's
Photograph of a salesmen fitting a boot on a boy at the JC Penny's Diamond Jubilee in Abilene, Texas. The salesmen has a mustache and glasses. In the background are shoe displays and a sign that reads, "Clearance, Entire Lot, Your Choice $3.88". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60438/
JC Penney's Diamond Jubilee
Photograph of a group of people dressed in costumes for the Diamond Jubilee standing on stairs in J. C. Penney. In front of them are displays of clothing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60437/
Space Kite in Woolworth Store
Photograph of a kite in a Woolworth Store. The kites banners read, "SPACE KYTE" and have an image of a rocket on them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60467/
Queen Theater
Photograph of the Queen Theater in Abilene, Texas. The marquee reads, "Richard Todd, Dawn Addams, The Bed". The opening is covered in posters that read, "Gay and Saucy" and "Spicy, Racy and Hilarious". There is a man in pajamas standing in front of the theater advertising the production. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60446/
Space Kite in Woolworth Store
Photograph of Space Kite in a Woolworth's window display. The kites banners read, "SPACE KYTE" and have an image of a rocket on them. The packaging is part of the display. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60471/
Mothers at Rehab - Polio Campaign
Photograph of Mothers at Rehab working on the March of Dimes polio fund raiser. Three women are around a display with packages of peanuts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60425/
Cancer Kick - Off at Windsor Hotel
Photograph of two men, one identified as Charles Cockrell, standing beside a sign at the Cancer-Kickoff in the Windsor Hotel; one man is leaning on the table. The sign is fold-out, and has multiple parts to it. Each part has an illustration of a man with a thought bubble. Text on the visible thought bubbles say "Learn the Danger Signals," "A lump or thickening, in the breast or elsewhere," "Unusual bleeding or discharge," "Any change in a wart or mole," and "Persistent indigestion or difficulty swallowing." In the background, there are windows and curtains. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60499/
Queen Theater
Photograph of the Queen Theater in Abilene, Texas. The marquee reads, "Richard Todd, Dawn Addams, The Bed". There are posters hung outside the doors and two people at the box office. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60445/
Phantom Lake Water Ditch
Photograph of construction on a water ditch at Lake Ft. Phantom Hill. There are a dump truck, a machine, and a man by a road at the bottom of a slope. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60434/
Kraft Cheese Display at Thornton's #1
Photograph of a display for a grocery store identified as Thornton's. The display consists of a tall stack of packages of Kraft's Parkay Margarine sitting besides a meat display case; the display case is filled with various meat products. On top of the case, there is a television set with packages of Kraft's Parkay Margarine displayed beside it. Beside the margarine, there are various canned and bottled products. There are four identical signs in the display; text on the signs say "Win a 21" RCA Victor Color TV Set in Parkay Margarine's BIG $75,000 Jingle Contest 45 Color TV sets - 354 Prizes in all...3 Contests First contest closes March 12, 1955 Second contest closes March 26, 1955 Third contest closes April 9, 1955." There is also an illustration of Parkay Margarine on the signs. In the background, there is a door and vent; there are streamers above the television. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60401/