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 Decade: 1900-1909
 Collection: From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History
Exterior of the Merchant Tailor Company

Exterior of the Merchant Tailor Company

Date: 1909?
Creator: unknown
Description: Exterior of the Boylan Tailor Shop and R.K. Rains' Barbershop, located on the north side of the square. There is a buggy in the foreground to the right. The tailor shop was originally opened by F.J. Boylan, the second man from the right, his stepsons, John W. and Walter R. "Rube" Scott are to his left, an unidentified African-American male stands on the far right. A barbershop pole and two signs hang from the shop to the right. The signs say: Hot & Cold Baths; and R.K. Rains. Richard Kerr Rains owned the R.K. Rains Barber Shop until he sold his business in April of 1910 to Ed Roberts. In 1912, the Boylan & Co., Merchant and Scott Tailoring Co. combined and formed the Scott Tailor Company. According to the 1910 Census, John W. Scott was 23 in 1910, his occupation was listed as "Tailor" and he owned the business. Walter R. Scott was 27 and his occupation was "Tailor in men's clothing." Later, in the 1923 Retail Merchants' Association's Denton City Directory, the brothers have several businesses: John W. Tailoring Co., on the west side of the square; Walter Scott was the Manager of the North Side Tailor Shop, ...
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Fifteenth Annual Commencement of the Denton High School

Fifteenth Annual Commencement of the Denton High School

Date: c. 1900-05-18
Creator: unknown
Description: Program for the Fifteenth Annual Commencement of the Denton High School at Wright's Opera House on Friday, May 18, 1900 contains an order of services, and a list of the Board of Trustees.
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Former Sheriffs of Denton County

Former Sheriffs of Denton County

Date: 1905
Creator: unknown
Description: Group portrait of all of the ex-sheriffs of Denton County at the time, except W. S. (Bill) Fry, who was not in town at the time. Standing in the top row, from left to right: Sam Hawkins and Warren Elisha "W. E." (Lish) Durbin. Sitting in the bottom row, from left to right: Charles Alexander "C. A." (Alex) Williams, Christopher Columbus "C. C." (Lum) Daugherty, Walter F. "W. F." Egan, and Captain "Robert Henry "R. H." (Bob) Hopkins.
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Former Sheriffs of Denton County

Former Sheriffs of Denton County

Date: 1905
Creator: unknown
Description: Groups portrait of all of the ex-sheriffs of Denton County at the time, except W. S. (Bill) Fry, who was not in town at the time. Standing in the top row, from left to right: Sam Hawkings and W. E. (Lish) Durbin. Sitting in the bottom row, from left to right: Charles Alexander "C. A." (Alex) Williams, Christopher Columbus "C. C." (Lum) Daugherty, Walter F. "W. F." Egan, and Captain Robert Harris "R. H." (Bob) Hopkins.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
Former Sheriffs of Denton County

Former Sheriffs of Denton County

Date: 1905
Creator: unknown
Description: Group portrait of all of the ex-sheriffs of Denton County who were still alive, or available for a portrait at that time, except Williams S. "W. S." (Bill) Fry, who was out of town. Standing in the top row, from left to right: Sam Hawkins and Warren Elisha "W. E." (Lish) Durbin. Sitting in the bottom row, from left to right: Charles Alexander "C. A." (Alex) Williams, Christopher Columbus "C. C." (Lum) Daugherty, William F."W F." Egan, and Captain Robert Henry "R. H." (Bob) Hopkins. Charles Alexander Williams was Sheriff from 1856-1858 & 1866-1868; Christopher Columbus (Lum) Daugherty from 1860-1862; William F. Egan from 1869-1878; Robert Henry Hopkins from 1878-1882; Sam Hawkins was Sheriff from 1894-1900; Warren Elisha Durbin from 1900-1904.
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Four Unidentified Men

Four Unidentified Men

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of four unidentified men. Two of the men are young; two are white or gray haired.
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Gentry Thompson and Dog in Automobile

Gentry Thompson and Dog in Automobile

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Gentry Thompson sits in an automobile in a dark suit and hat and looks towards the camera. A white dog is sitting in the car in front of him. Newspaper caption reads: First Auto Here - Gentry Thompson, ginner who fancied diamonds, cars and a pet bull dog, is shown here in his auto, the first in Denton. Note the tillertype steering mechanism. His constant companion, the bull dog, went along for the ride in the dawning machine age.
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George V. Huffmon

George V. Huffmon

Date: 1906
Creator: Lucerne Studio
Description: Portrait of George V. Huffmon in a military uniform.
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Girls College of Industrial Art, Denton, Tex.

Girls College of Industrial Art, Denton, Tex.

Date: c. 1907
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard contains photograph of the Old Main Building at Girls College of Industrial Art, now known as Texas Woman's University, in Denton, Texas. The postcard is addressed to Miss Amy A. Allen in Manhattan, Kansas.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
Girls' College of Industrial Arts, Denton, Texas.

Girls' College of Industrial Arts, Denton, Texas.

Date: c. 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard contains a photograph of the Old Main Building at Girls' College of Industrial Arts, now known as Texas Woman's University, in Denton, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library