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  Partner: Taylor Public Library
 Collection: Are We There Yet? Transportation in Central Texas
Main Street Looking Northwest, 1883
Photograph of the intersection of Second & Main Street in Taylor, 1883. Visible on right corner is First National Bank, which would become Taylor National Bank. The roads are dirt and mud, with horse-drawn wagons and carts. Early department stores and dry good stores are on the west side of Main Street running north. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145908/
West Side Pavillion & Street Car
Photograph of the West Side Pavilion at the end of Seventh Street, with a mule drawn street car with passengers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145844/
Tobacco Advertisement
Photograph of advertising on railroad car for Peter Schramm's tobacco business. Schramm was a tobacco wholesaler in Taylor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145949/
Seiders Children in a Horse-drawn Surrey
Photograph of the Seiders children in a horse-drawn surrey, 1903. Taken near the Seiders residence in Taylor. Identified from left to right: Henry B. Jr., Emma & Alice. Photograph from the Seiders Family History. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160025/
Hoxie Ranch House
Photograph of the Hoxie Ranch House, rear view, 1905. Picture shows the Seiders' horse (Old Joe) and surrey with the Seiders' and Hoxie's older girls. Photograph from The Seiders Family History. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159898/
Parade Wagon
Photograph of women in horse drawn wagon all decorated for July 4th Parade, 1927. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145944/
Hoxie Ranch House
Photograph of the Hoxie Ranch House, front view, located 6 miles northeast of Taylor, 1906. Photo from the Seider Family History: "site of many happy weekend visits." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159897/
Fire Department, Taylor, Texas
Postcard of the Taylor Fire Department, located at the back of Taylor City Hall. There were three bays for equipment. Pictured outside are a horse-drawn water wagon and a horse-drawn ladder wagon. Notice the white dog. There is correspondence in English written on the back of the card. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145886/
I. & G.N. Depot
Postcard of the I.& G.N. Railroad Depot in Taylor Texas. Correspondence on the back in English. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145833/
Baptist Church, Taylor, Texas
Postcard of the First Baptist Church located on 6th Street in Taylor, Texas. Correspondence on the back of the card is in Swedish. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145873/
Cotton Compress, Taylor, Texas
Postcard of the cotton compress with bales of cotton ready for shipping. Railroad cars are stationed between the loading docks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145849/
Road from Taylor to Thrall
Photograph of a typical country road & bridge built by H.B. Seiders. Shown is the road from Taylor to Thrall on the northern tip of Allison Lake. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145960/
Typical Country Road and Bridge
Photograph of a typical country road and bridge built by H.B. Seiders, early Taylor resident. Shown is the road from Taylor to Thrall on the northern tip of Allison Lake in Williamson County. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159896/
Decorated for the Parade
Photograph of an automobile decorated for a street parade, part of the celebration for the Taylor Fair, July 4, 1909. Louise Grau is the little girls in the back seat. Picture taken at Grau residence backyard, located 505 Washburn Street, Taylor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145924/
Grau Family in 1910 Buick
Photograph of the Grau Family of 505 Washburn Street, in their two-cylinder 1910 Buick. This is the second car owned in Taylor. Passengers in the Buick are identified as: driver, Carl Grau, passenger Anna Becker Grau, and children in the back Fritz, Louise and Willis Grau. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145904/
North On Main Street
Postcard of a street view looking north on Main Street, from the corner of the Sixth Street intersection. Note the mansions on the left of the street, the horse drawn cart, man on a bicycle and a man walking. There is correspondence on the back in Swedish. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159811/
Public School, Taylor, Texas
Postcard of the early school building located on Eighth Street, Taylor. Correspondence on the front and back of the postcard in English. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159817/
Stasny & Holub Grocery Store
Postcard of the interior of the Stasny & Holub grocery store, located 310 N. Main Street, Taylor. There is no correspondence on the back of the postcard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145956/
Street Parade at Taylor
Postcard of a street parade in conjunction with the Taylor Fair. Correspondence in English is on the back of the postcard. Visible are horse-drawn parade floats, spectators and a marching group. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159758/
Street Parade, Taylor Fair
Postcard of a street parade marching north on Main Street, Taylor, Texas. Correspondence on the back in English. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159880/
Taylor School Third Grade Class
Postcard of the third grade class on the steps of the old Taylor school on 8th Street. Blue pen writing on the front of the postcard identifies names of students. There is no correspondence on the back of the postcard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145951/
Christian Church in Taylor
Postcard of the Christian Church in Taylor. There is correspondence on the back and front in English. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159906/
Residential Street Scene
Postcard of a residential street scene in Taylor, featuring the Colonel Bland home, located at 721 Davis Street. Correspondence on back in unknown language. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159768/
Residential Street Scene
Postcard of a residential street scene featuring the T. W. Marse home, located at 104 W. Sixth Street, Taylor. Correspondence on the back in English. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159767/
City Hall, Taylor, Texas
Postcard of the 1905-1935 Taylor City Hall, located on Heritage Square in downtown Taylor, Texas. Correspondence on back of card in faded English. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145900/
City Hall, Taylor, Texas
Postcard of the 1905-1935 Taylor City Hall, located on Heritage Square in downtown Taylor, Texas. Correspondence on back of card in English. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145899/
Cotton Compress & Bales
Color postcard of cotton compress and warehouse with cotton bales ready to ship. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145842/
First Grade, Taylor School
Postcard of class picture of the first grade students at the Taylor School. Students are standing on the steps at the school entrance. No correspondence on the back of the postcard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159796/
Henry B. Seiders Jr. With His Mule Beck
Photograph of Henry B. Seiders Jr.(far right) with his mule "Beck" and part of the workforce, 1912. Photograph from The Seiders Family History. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159900/
Buggy Dressed for Parade
Photograph of a decorated wagon with two women aboard. A man stands at the front, holding the horse's bridle. Note the muddy roads. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159797/
City Bakery Parade Float
Photograph of the City Bakery's parade float, constructed on a wagon pulled by four horses. Note the muddy unpaved street. Exact event or holiday being honored is unknown. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159800/
Decorated Pony Cart
Photograph of a cart decorated in patriotic regalia for a parade. The cart contains a young boy and an older girl, both in costume. The cart is pulled by two white horses, with two African American men holding the bridles. Note the unpaved and muddy streets, and the Christian Church in the background, located at the corner of 6th Street and Talbot, Taylor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159802/
Early Parade
Photograph of an early parade, view from the corner of Second Street, looking north on Main Street. Spectators stand at the edge of the muddy street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159798/
Fire Wagons Dressed For Parade
Photograph of two Taylor Fire Department fire wagons decoraded for a parade. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145865/
Fire Wagons Dressed For Parade
Photograph of two Taylor Fire Department fire wagons decorated for a parade. Note some children near the bay to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145861/
Fire Wagons Dressed For Parade
Photograph of Taylor Fire Department Fire Wagon decorated for a city parade. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145860/
Foster's Steam Laundry
Postcard of Foster's Steam Laundry, located at 301 E. Third Street, Taylor. No correspondence on the back. Laundry employees are lined up on the boardwalk in front of the business. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159793/
Fourth of July Celebration
Photograph of a hot air balloon. Part of the Fourth of July festivities at Porter and Washburn Streets, Taylor, Texas, in 1913. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145884/
Fourth of July Celebration
Photograph of horse drawn carriages and wagons assembled at Porter and Washburn Streets to celebrate the Fourth of July, 1913. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145883/
Horses and Carts in Parade
Photograph of parade participants in horse drawn carts or riding horses, assembling for the parade. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159799/
Horses and Carts in Parade
Photograph of decorated carts and wagons ready for an unspecified parade. A young girl is in the first petite cart, pulled by a single pony with an African American man holding the bridle. Behind this cart is a woman on a wagon. All vehicles are decorated for the parade. Note the muddy unpaved streets. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159801/
Troy Laundry
Postcard of Troy Laundry, located at 201 East Third Street, Taylor. No correspondence on the back. Employees stand in front of the business. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159794/
View of Taylor
Photograph of the view of Taylor from Thorndale Road. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145838/
West Sixth and Davis Streets
Postcard of the Thompson residence at the corner of West 6th and Davis Streets, Taylor. Visible is the Thompson house on the left of the postcard. Correspondence on the back of the postcard in English. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159774/
200 Block North Porter Street
Photograph of 200 Block North Porter St. showing the City Garage on the left, a hotel in the middle, and the railroad depot on the right. Note the Model T automobiles parked along the unpaved street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159765/
I. and G.N. Station
Postcard of the International and Great Northern Railroad depot in Taylor, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145894/
First Baptist Church, Taylor, Tex
Postcard of the First Baptist Church of Taylor, located on West 6th Street, Taylor, Texas. Correspondence on back of card, possibly in Czech. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145898/
First Baptist Church, Taylor, Texas
Postcard of the First Baptist Church, located on West 6th Street in Taylor, Texas. Correspondence on back of the card in Swedish. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145897/
I. & G.N. Depot
Postcard of the International and Great Northern Railroad Depot, in Taylor, Texas. Correspondence on the back of the postcard in English. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145868/
J. C. Elliott Residence
Postcard of the J. C. Elliott residence, located 310 Elliott Street, Taylor. Correspondence in English on the reverse. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159779/
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