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 Collection: Abilene Photograph Collection
Western Cotton Oil Offices

Western Cotton Oil Offices

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a woman wearing glasses sitting in an office flipping through files. There is a typewriter behind her and a desk with a small calendar and a telephone in front of her.
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Western Cotton Oil Offices

Western Cotton Oil Offices

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a woman wearing glasses sitting a small desk typing on a typewriter. She is looking at a few papers to the side of the typewriter as she types.
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Abilene Women's Club

Abilene Women's Club

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Christmas parade float. The float consists of a man dressed as Santa Claus inside an artificial plane decorated with leaves. Text on the side of the float says "Here Comes Santa Clause Abilene Savings & Loan." In the background, there is a crowd of people.
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Chamber Banquet at Rose Field House

Chamber Banquet at Rose Field House

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an unidentified group of men and women standing at the Chamber of Commerce banquet in the Rose Field House. The men are wearing suits, and the women are wearing skirt suits and hats; one woman is wearing a fur stole. In the background, there are other people and a sign on the wall that says "Refreshment Center."
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Chamber Banquet at Rose Field House

Chamber Banquet at Rose Field House

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of trucks in front of the Rose Field House. This event was the chamber of commerce banquet in Abilene, Texas. A man stands next to one of the trucks that has the sign "explosives" on the front.
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Chamber Banquet at Rose Field House

Chamber Banquet at Rose Field House

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an unidentified man standing at a podium at the Chamber of Commerce banquet in the Rose Field House. There is a floral centerpiece in front of the podium. In the background, there is a large sign with an illustration of a man wearing a hard hat and carrying a wrench; text above the man says "Petroleum," and to the left of the man says "Petroleum Pete." To the right of the man, there are illustrations of Texas with a zoom-in of Taylor County and the surrounding counties. There are illustrations of drops of oil with text inside of them; the text says "Lift Costs (Oil Production) $20,020,452," and "Production to Royalty Owners $25,030,296."
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Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a float at a Christmas parade on Cypress street in Abilene, Texas. The float is decorated with a church tower with two bells. Two women in dresses are standing on each end of the float. A banner on the side of the float says, "The Bells of Noel," and a banner on the front says, "Colt Club."
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Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a float at a Christmas parade on Cypress street in Abilene, Texas. The float is decorated like Santa Claus's workshop, with children dressed as elves and playing with toys. A man dressed as Santa Claus is sitting at the top of the float. "Zeta Alpha" is written on the side of the float.
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Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Christmas parade float. The float consists of a wreath on a platform with an reindeer in the middle of it, and a man dressed as Santa Claus sitting on the platform. Towards the front of the float, there is a group of children. Candy canes and leaves decorate the float. A sign on the front of it says "West Texas Utilities Company." A sign on the side of the platform says "Santa and Helpers." In the background, there are two women walking, an empty set of bleachers, and another float with a Christmas tree on it.
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Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a float at a Christmas parade on Cypress street in Abilene, Texas. The float is decorated with a model farm set, as well as a model sled and horses.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library