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 Resource Type: Photograph
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[E-4 Streamliners in Chicago]

[E-4 Streamliners in Chicago]

Date: c. 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: The Chicago and North Western Railway's E-4 type streamliners, which headed the "Overland Limited" and "Challenger" trains between Chicago and the West Coast, stand in the Chicago Passenger Station.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[220 W. Reagan - Grant House]

[220 W. Reagan - Grant House]

Date: 1940~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the west side of the "Grant House," a two-story, Queen Anne-style house located at 220 W. Reagan (on the corner of W. Reagan and S. May streets) in Palestine, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[410 Avenue A - Palestine Daily Herald Building]

[410 Avenue A - Palestine Daily Herald Building]

Date: 1940~
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of the Palestine Herald building on the 300 Block of Avenue A in Palestine, Texas. It is a one-story, red-brick building with white masonry accents; the word "Herald" is in white stone in the center, near the top.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[922 N. Link - Joost Ozment House]

[922 N. Link - Joost Ozment House]

Date: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: In contrast to the asymmetrical forms and eclectic character of many houses of the Victorian era, residences of the 1900s and 1910s typically had more balanced and orderly exteriors. This 2-story frame house provides a vivid illustration of this trend in residential architectural history. The property is virtually unaltered, with its historic character and integrity largely intact. This house was originally built as a small one-story dwelling in the 1870s by Albert A. Joost, the son of Palestine’s first merchant. Tennessee-native James Wisdom Ozment (1842-1918) bought the house about 1910 and hired builder William Kraus to move the original structure back from the street and substantially enlarge it into a grand two-story dwelling with a classical façade. Ozment was an extremely important figure in mid and late 19th century Palestine: a member of the first city council, he was instrumental in helping restore power to local citizens in the aftermath of the Civ8il War and the occupation of Palestine by the carpetbaggers. He was the first president of Palestine National Bank, which opened in 1890. Ozment operated a dry goods store on the courthouse square and had substantial real estate holdings; in addition, he expanded the city’s first telephone service ...
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[1108 N. Jackson - Rusk School]

[1108 N. Jackson - Rusk School]

Date: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the Rusk School after renovations, but before the address was changed to 420 W. Palestine Avenue from 1108 N. Jackson.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[1946 Softball Championship Trophy]

[1946 Softball Championship Trophy]

Date: 1946
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two men holding the Dr. Pepper 1946 Championship Softball Team trophy. A list of team members is held by the man on the left. It reads, "Robert Steele, Herman Nies, Jr.,Wallace Pachar, Ezra Gordon, "Tubby" Johnson, Roy Mazzagate, Michael Blanda, J.P. Hilliard, Lawrence Parkhurst, Michael Romano, Bruce McCleland, J.S. Rougeau, Burton Simar, Woodell Grubbs, Girard Stansbury, Junious Barber, Johnie Archer - Bat Boy."
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
[Advent of the Streamliners]

[Advent of the Streamliners]

Date: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph portrays the dawn of a new era in railroading - advent of the streamliners in the late 1930s and early 1940s, plus modernization of the " Age of Steam" streamlining steam motive power. The splendor of Southern Pacific's "The Sunbeam" is shown. This train went into service between Dallas and Houston on September 15, 1937 - traversing the rail distance: 265 miles in 265 minutes. The consist of eight lightweight cars is headed by Engine No. 652, a Pacific type 4-6-2 streamlined steam locomotive with disc drivers, air horn and equipped with a Vanderbuilt tender (an oil burner).
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
Aerial (from blimp): Austin area, boarding etc

Aerial (from blimp): Austin area, boarding etc

Date: April 5, 1949
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Boarding blimp
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Aerial Photo of Palestine]

[Aerial Photo of Palestine]

Date: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Aerial view of the city of Palestine looking toward the north from the south side of town.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Aerial View of a City]

[Aerial View of a City]

Date: July 7, 1948
Creator: B.A. Lang
Description: Aerial photograph of a town with trees, roads, and houses.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
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