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 County: Taylor County, TX
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Language: English
 Collection: Abilene Photograph Collection
Red Cross Function
Photograph of a group of men holding pieces of fabric with the Red Cross symbol. Some of the men have the fabric pieces against the windows of cards parked on the street. The men are wearing suits and others appear to have military uniforms. A "YMCA" sign can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58657/
Red Cross Function
Photograph of a two women and a man standing behind a table. The man is wearing a suit and has what appears to be a pamphlet in his hand. One of the women has a Red Cross patch on her jacket sleeve. On the table, there are crosses on top of the word "GIVE!" A large red cross symbol can be seen on the stage behind them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58659/
Red Cross Function
Photograph of a group of men holding pieces of fabric with the Red Cross symbol. Some of the men have the fabric pieces against the windows of cards parked on the street. The men are wearing suits and others appear to have military uniforms. A "YMCA" sign can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58656/
Refueling Airplane
Photograph of an airplane flying above a small white truck on a runway. On the plane's left wing are the words and letters "N8777B." There is a man on the back of the truck that appears to be waving at the airplane. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58405/
Refueling Airplane
Photograph a truck assisting an airplane in the refueling process. A man is on the back of the truck attaching something to a cord that is connected to the airplane that is flying overhead. The words "The Old Scotchman" are printed on the side of the aircraft. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58404/
Safeway Grocery Store Display #1
Photograph of a Safeway Grocery Store display. The display consists of two football player figures on top of a produce shelf; the figures are set up under a miniature goal post. A sign towards the left says "Abilene Eagles Shoot for Another State Championship. Safeway is Shooting for More Satisfied Customers." There are also balloons in the display. In the background, there is text on the wall that says "Your Garden Room Safeway Produce." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57564/
Safeway Grocery Store Display #2
Photograph of a Safeway Grocery Store display. The display consists of two football player figures on top of a produce shelf; the figures are set up under a miniature goal post. A sign towards the left says "Abilene Eagles Shoot for Another State Championship. Safeway is Shooting for More Satisfied Customers." There are also balloons in the display. In the background, there is text on the wall that says "Your Garden Room Safeway Produce." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57565/
Sands Hotel
Photograph of the Sands Hotel in Abilene. The hotel has a sign in front and decorative arches. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57467/
Sands Hotel
Photograph of the Sands Hotel in Abilene. The hotel has a sign in front and decorative arches. There are cars parked in the area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57466/
Sands Hotel Opening
Photograph of the opening of the Sands Hotel. A woman in a dress is singing with a band behind her in the hotel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57453/
Sands Hotel Opening
Photograph of the opening of the Sands Hotel. A woman in a dress is singing with a band behind her in the hotel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57455/
Sands Hotel Opening
Photograph of performers at the opening of the Sands Hotel. The building is two stories high, and there are performers wearing different costumes on each balcony. There is a sign on the top right of the building that says "The Egyptian Court." On ground level, there are plants. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57131/
Sands Hotel Opening
Photograph of performers at the opening of the Sands Hotel. The building is two stories high, and there are performers wearing different costumes on each balcony. A sign on the top left of the building says "The Caravan." On ground level, there are three people walking. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57127/
Sands Hotel Opening
Photograph of the opening of the Sands Hotel in Abilene. The outside of six hotel room units are visible. There are themed, costumed performers on the balconies and patio areas of the units. In front of the building are sidewalks and plants. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57139/
Sands Hotel Opening
Photograph of performers at the opening of the Sands Hotel. The building is two stories high, and there are performers wearing different costumes on each balcony. A sign on the towards the left of the building says "The Caravan." On ground level, there are people watching the performers, trees, and plants. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57129/
Sands Hotel Opening
Photograph of the opening of the Sands Hotel in Abilene. The outside of six hotel room units are visible. There are themed, costumed performers on the balconies and patio areas of the units. In front of the building are sidewalks and plants. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57138/
Sears Roebuck and Co.
Photograph of the Sears Roebuck and Co. store on Sayles and S. First Streets in Abilene. There are signs on the building. Cars are in the parking lot. There are light poles and power lines in the picture. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57458/
Sears Roebuck and Co.
Photograph of the Sears Roebuck and Co. store on Sayles and S. First Streets in Abilene. There are signs on the building. Cars are in the parking lot. There are light poles and power lines in the picture. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57460/
Strike at Air Base
Photograph of a strike at an air base in Abilene, Texas. Several men are standing near automobiles on an unpaved road. One man in the background is holding a sign, though the text is unreadable. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58547/
Strike at Air Base
Photograph of a man holding a sign on an unpaved road. The sign says, "This job being picketed in protest against Balfanz Const. Co. Refusal to negotiate with affiliate of Abilene, building trades Council! AF of L." A sign in the background along the road says, "Trailer Court." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58551/
Strike at Air Base
Photograph of a man holding a sign on a busy Abilene street during a strike at an air base. The sign says, "This job being picketed in protest against Balfanz Const. Co. Refusal to negotiate with affiliate of Abilene, building trades Council! AF of L." There are several pedestrians and automobiles in the street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58548/
Strike at Air Base
Photograph of a man holding a sign on an unpaved road. The sign says, "This job being picketed in protest against Balfanz Const. Co. Refusal to negotiate with affiliate of Abilene, building trades Council! AF of L." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58550/
United Fund Agencies
Photograph of a group of five children and one woman sitting on a couch. The woman has a book in her hand and is reading to the children. On child is holding a book that says "Tome and Jerry's Merry Christmas." In the background, there is a woman at a sewing machine. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57692/
University Baptist Church Groundbreaking
Photograph of the groundbreaking of University Baptist Church. There are five men standing on the site; one man to the left is holding a sign that says "Entrance," and another man to the right is holding a sign that says "Sanctuary." In the background, there are several parked cars. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57674/
University Baptist Church Groundbreaking
Photograph of a large group of people near a church. The people are attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the University Baptist Church in 1958. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57671/
Window Display for Texas Industrial Week
Photograph of a display window in Abilene advertising Abilene Brick Co. and Texas Industrial Week. There are signs and brick samples in the window. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58560/
Window Display for Texas Industrial Week
Photograph of a display window featuring Texas Industrial Week. There are signs, clothing, and shoes in the window in front of a curtain. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58557/
Window Display for Texas Industrial Week
Photograph of a display window in Abilene advertising Texas Industrial Week. There are electronics, other items, and signs in the display. The door to the store is on the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58561/
Window Display for Texas Industrial Week
Photograph of a display window advertising Abilene Bedding Co. and Texas Industrial Week. There are sheets and a mattress in the window with signs. The sign is on a light brick and dark stone building by a sidewalk. There is another display window on the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58556/
Window Display for Texas Industrial Week
Photograph of a window display for Texas Industrial Week. The displays consists of cases of bottles of Coca-Cola. There are two signs on the window that say "Texas Industrial Week." A sign behind the cases says "It's Here New 12 oz Bottle Carton." In the background, there is a map on the wall, and two jackets hanging further back in the display. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58558/
Woolworth's Store Window
Photograph of a display window at a Woolworth's store in Abilene. There are products, decorations, and advertisements in the window. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57502/
Woolworth's Store Window
Photograph of a display window at a Woolworth's store in Abilene. There are products, decorations, and advertisements in the window. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57500/
Woolworth's Store Window
Photograph of a display window at Woolworth's in Abilene, viewed from the sidewalk. There are products, advertisements, and decorations in the window. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57612/
Woolworth's Store Window
Photograph of a display window at Woolworth's in Abilene, viewed from the sidewalk. There are products, advertisements, and decorations in the window. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57611/
Doctor Fox's Office
Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as Doctor Fox's office. In the corner of the building, there is a flowerbed with shrubbery in it. On the side of the building, there is a diamond pattern made in the bricks. In the window, there is a sign that says "M. N. Benson." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57554/
Doctor Fox's Office
Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as Doctor Fox's office. On the side of the building, there is a sign that says "W. Irby Fox M. D. Physician and Surgeon 1227 Office Hours 8:30-5 -Closed on Wed. and Sat. Even." There is a parked car next to the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57556/
Doctor Fox's Office
Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as Doctor Fox's Office. On the front side, there are two windows with a door in the center; a sign beside the door says "Dentist 1233." In the background, there is another building and a parked car. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57551/
Easter Seals Program
Photograph of a woman standing at a podium at the Easter Seals Program. A round sign on the front of the podium says "Taylor [County Society] For [Crippled Children Abilene, Texas Easter." There is an illustration of a Lilly on the sign that says "[Easter Seals]" across it. In the background, there is a group of five men sitting. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58435/
Easter Seals Program
Photograph of a woman standing at a podium. A round sign on the front of the podium says "Taylor [County Society] For [Crippled Children Abilene, Texas Easter." There is an illustration of a Lilly on the sign that says "[Easter Seals]" across it. In the background, there is a group of men standing and clapping. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58437/
Kiwanis Club at Fair Park #1
Photograph of the Kiwanis Club at Fair Park. A group of people are standing behind a wooden picket fence; two men are holding up a banner that says "Kiwanis Club The Key City," and has a "K" emblem in the middle. In the foreground, there are children riding in toy cars attached to a track. In the background, there are carnival rides. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth57358/
Laying Storm Sewers in Downtown Abilene
Photograph of the construction of a storm sewer system at N. Second and Pine St. in Abilene. The trench for the pipe is being dug by workers and a crane. There are other buildings in the background including the Queen movie theater. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60786/
Laying Storm Sewers in Downtown Abilene
Photograph of the construction of a storm sewer system at N. Second and Pine St. in Abilene. The pipe is being laid in a trench between Kress and Woolworth buildings. There are men, a truck, and a crane working on the operation. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60784/
Laying Storm Sewers in Downtown Abilene
Photograph of the construction of a storm sewer system at N. Second and Pine St. in Abilene. Men and a crane are laying pipe in a trench with buildings in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60787/
March of Dimes Balloon Sale
Photograph a street scene in Abilene, Texas during a March of Dimes balloon sale. In the foreground is a man with balloons standing next to a car. There are stores in the background, including Hugh Bowie Jeweler, World News Stand, Green Frog Cafe and Leddy Boot Shop. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60706/
March of Dimes Balloon Sale
Photograph of several young men inflating and bundling balloons for a March of Dimes balloon sale. The balloons say, "March of Dimes." There is a bundle of balloons in the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60704/
March of Dimes Balloon Sale
Photograph of several young men holding balloons on sticks for a March of Dimes sale. The balloons all say, "March of Dimes." The men are standing at a counter looking down at something. There is a vine growing above the counter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60703/
March of Dimes Balloon Sale
Photograph of a street scene at N. Fourth and Pine in Abilene, Texas during a March of Dimes Balloon sale. Several cars are in the street, and a man with balloons is standing by one of the cars. Businesses line the street, including Hugh Bowie Jeweler, General Finance Loans, Green Frog Cafe and Leddy Boot Shop. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60707/
March of Dimes Balloon Sale
Photograph of a young man standing by a car holding a bundle of balloons during a March of Dimes balloon sale. The street they are on is N. Fourth and Pine. The man in the car is holding a balloon. The young man is wearing a high school letter jacket. Text on the balloons says, "March of Dimes." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60705/
Payroll Cost Conference
Photograph of a group of people at the Payroll Cost Conference at the Windsor hotel. There is a woman sitting at a table, and a man standing at the table. To the side, there are two other men standing; one is wearing a ribbon that says "Program." There is a briefcase and sign on the table that says "Register Here Payroll Cost Conference. In the background, there are other people. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58431/
Payroll Cost Conference
Photograph of a group of people at a Payroll Cost Conference in the Windsor Hotel. Five men are sitting at a table, and one man is standing at a podium. All of the men are wearing ribbons that say "Program." On the table, there are two stacks of empty drinking glasses and two pitchers. In the background, there is a mirror. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58432/