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  Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
 Decade: 1890-1899
[John H. Reagan]

[John H. Reagan]

Date: c. 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of John Henniger Reagan at home in his study at Fort Houston.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Lois and Lelia Broyles Near Broyles House]

[Lois and Lelia Broyles Near Broyles House]

Date: 1896~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Lois and Lelia Broyles in a horse-drawn buggy in front of the Broyles Home, located at 1305 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. The home is a 2 ½-story frame house with Queen Anne-style architecture; this picture was taken soon after this house was built.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Palestine Calender Club - 1896]

[Palestine Calender Club - 1896]

Date: 1896
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Palestine Calender Club Calender, which was printed in 1896. The calender has photos of the following people, who were prominent businessmen in Palestine at the time: January - Frank Hufsmith February - Henry Ash March - A. Teah April - W.J. Taylor May - D.J. Price June - J.W. Cuningham July - V.F. DuBose August - A.R. Howard September - N.R. Royall October - E.C. Manson November - W.M. Lacy December - Geo. A. Wright
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Palestine Fire Department Band]

[Palestine Fire Department Band]

Date: c. 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the Palestine Fire Department Band taken in the Old-town section of Palestine. Photo was taken around the courthouse square around 1890-1900. You can see Carneys Sample Room in the background.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Palestine Fire Department Band]

[Palestine Fire Department Band]

Date: c. 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the Palestine Fire Department Band taken in the Old-town section of Palestine. Photo was taken around the courthouse square around 1890-1900. You can see Carneys Sample Room in the background.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[The People of Palestine]

[The People of Palestine]

Date: c. 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of people who either all belonged to a particular church in Palestine, or maybe who all attended the Second or Third Ward Schools.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Soldier in Spanish American War Uniform]

[Soldier in Spanish American War Uniform]

Date: c. 1898
Creator: Bushnell
Description: The man in this photograph has been tentatively identified as having been a soldier during the Spanish American war. On the back of the photograph it reads "Property of J.F. Grigsby - 408 So. Sycamore Street, Palestine Texas". The photo is now owned by the Anderson County Historical Commission.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Spring Street - Palestine]

[Spring Street - Palestine]

Date: c. 1895
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of Spring Street looking west.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Temple Opera House]

[Temple Opera House]

Date: 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the Temple Opera House which was located on the corner of Avenue A and Oak Street in downtown Palestine. As per the 1898-1899 city directory, the manager was a man named W.E. Swift. The building has since been destroyed.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
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