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  Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
 Decade: 1920-1929
[First National Bank Building]
Photograph of the First National Bank building. It is a large brick building on the corner of a block. There are power lines in front of the building and a fire escape on the left side. There is a sign on the sidewalk to the left of the doors that says "Central Contracting Company General Contractors and Engineers Dallas, Tex., Houston, Tex.-Shreveport, LA." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117912/
[Brenham Lumber Company Float]
Photograph of the Brenham Lumber Company parade float. The float is a company truck with a trailer on the back. There is a band riding on the float, and a banner with the company name around the bottom. It is parked in front of an unidentified house. The photograph is dated May 17, 1928. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117911/
[Lehrmann Store]
Photograph of the Lehrmann Store. The store is a brick building with a tin roof by the side of the road. There is a gas pump in front. Six people are pictured. Four are standing on the porch, one by the car on the left, and one sitting in the car on the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117917/
[Henry A. Wood - Lumber Float]
Photograph of the Henry A. Wood Lumber float. The float is decorated with flowers, streamers, and Chinese lanterns. There is a bench on the back of the float with five children sitting on it, and a man is in the cab driving. The float is parked in front of an unidentified house. The photo is dated May 17, 1928. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117910/
[Unidentified Bankers Building]
Photograph of an unidentified bankers building. It is a large building on the corner of a city block. There is a bicycle leaning against the curb in front of the building, and there is a clothing store to the right. One window says W. W. Searcy Attorney, and another window says D. C. Williams Real Estate Insurance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117918/
[F. A. Windhausen Groceries and Feed]
Photograph of the F. A. Windhausen Groceries and Feed store. The brick building is at the corner of a block. There are large windows in front on either side of the door and an awning above. There is a sign for flour painted on the brick at the corner as well as a large sign in German. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117913/
[T. H. Quelle Residence]
Photograph of the T. H. Quelle residence. The wooden house is one-story tall with a porch on the left side. In the foreground, there are trees in the yard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117984/
[Maifest Parade Float]
Photograph of a parade float at Maifest. Two women and two men are sitting in a car. The car is decorated to look like a peacock. Text at the bottom of the image says "May 9, 1929" and "27." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118015/
[Parade at Maifest]
Photograph of a parade at Maifest. A crowd is gathered around floats passing by. They are standing by a row of businesses. Text at the bottom of the image says "May 9, 1929" and "22." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118012/
[Crowd at Maifest]
Photograph of a crowd at Maifest. Men and women are gathered around a covered patio. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118011/
[Fire at Wangemann - Reichardt Company, Incorporated]
Photograph of a fire at Wangemann-Reichardt Company, Incorporated. Smoke is coming from a building with Wrigley's Spearmint and Coca-Cola advertisements painted on the side. Firemen are spraying the building with hoses. In the foreground, there are other buildings. Text at the bottom of the image says "Fire of Wangemann-Reichardt Co. Inc.[,] Sept. 25, 1922" and "Photo Winkelmann's Studio." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118017/
[Crowd at Maifest]
Photograph of a crowd at Maifest. Several wooden tables with cups on them are set up. A group of six men are gathered around one table in the foreground. A large group of people are gathered behind a row of tables in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118010/
[Maifest Parade Float]
Photograph of a parade float at Maifest. Two women and two men are sitting in the float. It is decorated with flower vines. In the background, there is a man standing in a yard. Text at the bottom of the image says "May 9, 1929" and "21." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118014/
[Maifest Parade Float]
Photograph of a parade float at Maifest. A man is sitting in front of a steering wheel in the center of the float. A boy wearing a chef uniform is standing to the left of the man. An oven is set up behind the man; a star-shaped sign above it says "G. Hermann Furniture Co.[,] Gas Ranges." The float is decorated with paper stars and fringe. Text at the bottom of the image says "May 9, 1929." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118013/
[Crowd at Maifest]
Photograph of a crowd at Maifest. The crowd is gathered on a road with a line of cars driving through. In the background, there are buildings. In the foreground, there are lines of flags hanging above the crowd. Text at the bottom-right of the image says "May 9, 1929" and "15." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118007/
[Parade Float at Maifest]
Photograph of a parade float at Maifest. Children are posing on a top tier of the float and on lowers steps. A boy and girl wearing crowns are sitting under a canopy on the top tier. The float is decorated with a large butterfly sculpture at the front, and vines on the sides. Text at the bottom of the image says "May 10, 1929" and "47." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118008/
[Maifest Parade Float]
Photograph of a parade float at Maifest. Two girls and two boys are sitting in a large basket decorated with flowers. A large butterfly sculpture is in front of the basket. The bottom of the float is decorated with moss. In the background, there is another parade float. Text at the bottom of the image says "May 10, 1929" and "38." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118009/
[G. Hermann Furniture Company Float]
Photograph of the G. Hermann Furniture Company float in the Maifest parade in 1922. The float looks like a boat with flowers on it. There is a flag with the furniture company's name on the front and an American flag on the back. "Hermann's" is written at the front below the flag. The float is parked in front of a store. There are three men and a woman kneeling in front, and a woman, a man, and a child are sitting inside the float. "Mai-Fest 1922" is written on the photograph just below the back of the float. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117889/
[Brenham High School Boys Basketball]
Photograph of Brenham High School Boys Basketball Team. The young men are wearing matching sweaters with "B" emblems on the right sides. A man wearing a suit is posing in the back row. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117843/
["It's a Hup" Cars]
Photograph of two cars taking part in the Mai-Fest. The car on the left is a convertible with a sign reading "It's a HUP." The car on the right has a sign reading "It is a HUP." There are five men standing next to the cars. Three of them are wearing uniforms. The cars are parked in front of two unidentified houses. Written at the bottom center of the photograph is "May 17, 1928." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117905/
[The Pony Express Banner]
Photograph of two cowboys on paint horses holding the Pony Express banner for the Mai-Fest Parade. The Banner says "The Pony Express Galveston & San Antonio Oct 2nd to Oct 8th 1925, Benefit of Old Trailers Monument Fund. Old Trail Divers of Texas, Pictures Will Be Shown At Rex Theatre soon." There is a longhorn cow pictured on the center of the banner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117902/
[Purina Float]
Photograph of the H. F. Wehmeyer Purina Chows truck in the Mai-Fest parade in 1926. There is a young boy wearing a donkey costume with a sign for the business in front of the truck. The truck is covered in a checkered pattern, and there is a man inside behind the wheel. There are sacks of chicken feed on the back of the truck and a sign that says "H. F. Wehmeyer Purina Chows, Horses - Cows - Hogs - Poultry." There is a man putting a sack of chicken feed on the back. The truck is parked in front of a house. Written under the truck is "1926 Mai-Fest." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117901/
[Maifest Stage]
Photograph of the stage for the Maifest play or pageant. There are four children on the stage in costume. Two of them are dressed as a king and a queen. There are flowers all over the stage. Written at the bottom of the photograph is "May 18, 1928." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117907/
[Mai-Fest Airplane Float]
Photograph of a float made to look like an airplane. There are four people sitting in the float, and they are parked on the street in front of a house. Written under the float is "Mai-Fest 1925." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117900/
[Overland Car & Wagon]
Photograph of the Overland car and wagon. There are bales of hay stacked on both the car and the wagon, and there is a sign on the wagon that says "Overland Power to Spare, Matchett Motor Sales." A man and two children are in the car, and four men are riding on the trailer. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117908/
[Farmers & Merchants Lumber Company Float]
Photograph of the Farmers & Merchants Lumber Co. float in the Mai-Fest Parade. The float is made to look like a small house with a covered front porch, and brick on the bottom. The sign on top says "Johns-Manville Asbestos Shingles." On the side of the house it says "Farmers & Merchants Lumber Co. 'The Home Builders'" and "Sherwin-Williams Paints and Varnishes." The float is parked in front of unidentified stores. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117904/
[M. E. Fisher Stores Float]
Photograph of the M. E. Fisher Stores float. The float is decorated with flowers and streamers and says "M. E. Fisher-Stores, Brenham, Temple" on the side. A man and a woman are standing to the left, and there are four children on the float. The three girls are wearing dresses, and the boy is wearing a tuxedo, top hat, and monocle. He has a cigar in his mouth and a cane in his left hand. The float is in front of an unidentified store. Written under the float is "May 18, 1928." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117909/
[Car & Cargo Wagon]
Photograph of a car and cargo wagon, both loaded with bales of hay. There are four men and four children on and around the car, and there is a young man sitting on top of the hay on the wagon. There is a sign on the bales of hay on the car that says "Overland, $495 of Oceans Power, F. O. B. Toledo." They are parked in front of the Overland car dealership. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117906/
[Mai-Fest Car]
Picture of a decorated car in the Mai-Fest Parade. The car is covered in flowers and decorations. Even the wheels are decorated. There are at least four people inside the car, including a young boy wearing a costume. The car is at a corner in front of unidentified businesses, and there are spectators in the background. Written at the bottom right corner is "Mai-Fest 1926." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117903/
[Maifest Procession]
Photograph of the Maifest Procession in 1923. There is a long line of people wearing Shriner's hats marching down the street, and there are other people watching from the sidewalk. Two men are riding horses in front of the procession. Businesses line the street, including a Ford dealership. There are cars lining the street on both sides. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117895/
[Shriner's Day]
Photograph of the Shriners in uniform. They are in formation in a field, and they are carrying an American flag, a Texas flag, and a third unknown flag that is believed to be the Shrine flag. Written at the bottom center is "Shriners Day Brenham's 39th Annual Mai-Fest May 17-18 1823." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117892/
[Brenham Lumber Company Float]
Photograph of a parade float for the Mai-Fest. The float is a small oil derrick on a trailer. There are five men on the float and one in the car pulling it. The banner at the bottom of the float says "Oil $1.50 Per. Barrel at Wells 50 Barrels Daily - Lamarque Co. Brenham Lumber Co. for Oil Derrick Lumber." Written below the float is "Mai-Fest 1925." The float is parked in front of an unknown building. The only part of the name on the building that is seen says "Reichardt &." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117897/
[La Grange Float]
Photograph of the La Grange float in the Maifest parade in 1922. The float is a convertible car with flowers all over it and a sign that says "La Grange." A man and a woman are sitting in the car, and they are parked in front of some unknown houses. There is another car in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117890/
[Brenham Lumber Company Float]
Photograph of the Brenham Lumber Company float in the 1922 Mai-Fest. The float is pulled by two horses, and it is decorated with flowers. There are four pillars and a basket in the middle with little girls standing in it in costume. There is a man on a horse behind the float, and they are in front of a house. The banner on the bottom says "Build a House, Rose Arbors Any Style & Size, Brenham Lumber Company." Written under the float is "Mai-Fest 1922." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117898/
[Brenham Lumber Company Float]
Photograph of the Brenham Lumber Company Mai-Fest float. The float is a decorated convertible car. There are two men and two women sitting in the car, and they are parked on a lawn. There is a sign with the company name on the float, and written at the bottom center of the photograph is "Brenham's 39th Annual Mai-Fest May 17-18 1923." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117894/
[Fink Brothers Float]
Photograph of the Fink Brothers float in the 1922 Mai-Fest parade. There are two men and a woman in the float. It is covered in signs for Tidal Wave Flour and "New Way" Flour. The large signs on the front and right side say "We sell these Famous all purpose Flours." There are sacks of flower in the float. Written under the float is "Mai-Fest 1922." The float is in front of some unknown buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117899/
[Maifest Car 1923]
Photograph of a car participating in the Maifest parade in 1923. There are two men and two children in the car. The sign on the car says "1909 Model Still Running It's an Overland." Written on the car is "14 Years Service," and below the car is written "Mai-Fest - 1923." The car is parked in front of railroad cars. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117896/
[Mai-Fest Float]
Photograph of a float in the Mai-Fest parade. The float is a convertible car with flowers and decorations on it, and there is a large basket on the back with flowers coming out of it. There are four people sitting in the car, two men and two women. The float is parked in front of a large house, and there is another float behind it. Written at the bottom center of the photograph is "Brenham's 39th Annual Mai-Fest May 17-18 1923." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117893/
[Christmas 1929]
Photograph of a man and woman standing outside a wooden house. There is snow on the ground and rooftop. Trees surround the home. Text on the bottom-right side of the image says "Christmas 1929." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117979/
[Group of Men on Farmland]
Photograph of a group of five men posing on a dirt road in farmland. One man is standing on a piece of farming equipment. One man is standing on the left side of it, and three men are standing on the right. Barbed-wire fences surround both sides of the road. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117973/
[Howard Wood Building]
Photograph of the Howard Wood building. It is a two-story building on the corner of a city block. There are power lines in front of the building. There is a sign on the pole at the corner that says "R. F. Ball, General Contractor, First National Bank Room 28." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117945/
[Portrait of Mary Sommer]
Portrait of Mary Sommer as May Queen. Mary is seated wearing a long train and a crown and holding a scepter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117942/
[Portrait of Martha Grote]
Portrait of Martha Grote as May Queen. Martha is seated wearing a dress with flowers on it and a long train, and she is holding a scepter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117941/
[Mai-Fest Parade in Brenham]
Photograph of the Mai-Fest Parade in Brenham. There is a large crowd of people watching what looks like the beginning of the parade, and there are lots of cars in the street. Written at the bottom left of the photograph is "Brenham's 39th Annual Mai-Fest May 17-18 1923." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117940/
[Unidentified Float]
Photograph of a float in the Maifest. The float is covered in flowers and decorations and a large butterfly on the front, and there are children in costume riding. There are people on the sidewalk behind. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117931/
[Dodge Brothers Float]
Photograph of the Dodge Brothers float for the Mai-Fest. The float is a convertible car decorated with plants, flowers, and streamers. The sign on the side of the car says "Dependability Dodge Brothers." There are five people riding in the car. Written at the bottom center of the photograph is "Brenham's 39th Annual Mai-Fest, May 17-18 1923." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117937/
[Unidentified Mai-Fest Float]
Photograph of a Mai-Fest float. The float is a decorated convertible car. There is a group of people riding in the car, including several children. Written at the bottom of the photograph is "Brenham's 39th Annual Mai-Fest May 17-18 1923." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117938/
[Junior Royalty]
Portrait of the Junior Royalty of the Maifest. There are five children in costume. Two of them are dressed as the king and queen. The photograph is dated May 18, 1928. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117934/
[Decorated Car]
Photograph of a car decorated for the Maifest. The car is covered in streamers, and there are baskets of flowers on it. Riding inside the car are four children and a driver. Behind the car is another float that says "Astor." The photograph is dated May 18, 1928. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117925/
[Portrait of an Unidentified Group of Children]
Portrait of a group of unidentified children. The children are posing in front of an unidentified building. They are in costume for the Mai-Fest. The photograph is dated May 10, 1929. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117921/
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