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  Partner: Denton Public Library
 County: Denton County, TX
 Decade: 1900-1909
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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Order of Macabees

Order of Macabees

Date: 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Group of eighteen women in white dresses and caps from the Order of Macabees. Those identified are: Fannie Wiliams, Etta Woodsen, Edna Yerby Walker, Mollie Rich, Ada Bates Poling, Cora Mayer, Myrtle Joiner, Lizzie goode, Mollie Bushey, Gretna Cobb, Florence Elbert, Leona Bleweth, Fannie Blanks, Nellie Nipp, Annie Baker, Cora Bates, Eula Bates.
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Denton High School Girl's Basketball Team

Denton High School Girl's Basketball Team

Date: 1908
Creator: unknown
Description: Team photo of the 1908 Denton High School girls' basketball team. The team photo is printed over an image of a basketball on a white background. Pictured are: Maude Bruce (coach), Nell Bayless, Lucille Blewett, Emma Bell Lipscomb, Susie Davidson, Lula Evers, Maude Zumwalt, Katie Bass, Blanch Thomason, Mary Williams. Mary Williams later married Woodson A. Harris after completing a teaching certificate at UNT (then Normal College). They had four children and lived the majority of their lives at 425 Fry Street.
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Exterior of Henry Selz's House

Exterior of Henry Selz's House

Date: 1908?
Creator: unknown
Description: Exterior of Henry Selz's house. Their "new" Buick automobile is parked in the foreground on the left and the house is set off by a white picket fence. Tall trees flank the house on either side. The year 1908 is written on the back of the photograph, along with the notes, "The Henry Senz Home, father of Earl, Leo & Pinter. Note the "new Buick." "Moody & Earl had many wonderful trips in it before their marriage." As an "aside", an article appeared in the Denton Record-Chronicle on May 8, 1912, entitled, "Denton Boys in Auto Smash-Up." Henry Selz, Jr., was driving the family automobile, along with his brother Piner Selz and their friend Horace Maynard, when it slid off the road and went into an embankment. The automobile was reported as going 25-35 miles-per-hour. Horace Maynard suffered internal injuries and a broken hip. The automobile also suffered the loss of both front fenders and a few dents. The car belonged to Mr. Henry Selz, Sr.
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Henry Selz Family on donkeys in Mineral Wells

Henry Selz Family on donkeys in Mineral Wells

Date: 1908?
Creator: unknown
Description: The Henry Selz family on donkeys in Mineral Wells. Included are: Henry Selz, Martha Selz (far left), their daughters, Katie(far right), and Lula (younger daughter).
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Unidentified Man and Woman on Wooden Porch

Unidentified Man and Woman on Wooden Porch

Date: 1908
Creator: unknown
Description: Unidentified man and woman sitting on a wooden porch. The woman is on the left, dressed in a long dress with high neck and is wearing glasses. The man is to her right and slightly behind her wearing a pork pie hat, white shirt, and light colored pants. A rug is on the wood between them, the door is open into a dark interior, and the porch is framed on the left, top, and right by crawling vines.
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Denton High School Girl's Basketball Team

Denton High School Girl's Basketball Team

Date: 1907
Creator: unknown
Description: Team photo of the 1907 Denton High School girls' basketball team. Pictured are: Katie Bass, Bess Browder, Lula Evers, Mary Williams, Alice Mounts, Maude Bruce, Mary Bart, Ina Fritz, Alice Cowan, Emma Belle Lipscomb, Lola Parker, Anna Banks, Nell Bayless, Blanche Thomason. The newspaper caption read: Girls' Basketball Team. "These young ladies were members of Denton High School's second basketball team. All but two of them changed their names with marriage. Their married names and their residences were supplied by Mrs. Clarence A. Tripp of Denton, the former Lula Evers. Kneeling, left to right, are Emma Belle Lipscomb (Mrs. Owen Johnson of California), Lola Parker (Mrs. E. H. Walpole of Oklahoma City), Anna Banks (now Dr. Banks of New York City), Nell Bayless (Mrs. John Underwood of Dallas), Blanche Thomason (Mrs. David C. Wiley of Monahans). Standing left to right, Katie Bass (Mrs. Donald O'Neil of Dallas), Bess Browder (Mrs. Bess McCullar of Taos, N.M.), Lula Evers (Mrs. Tripp), Mary Williams (Mrs. J. B. Stevenson of Wellington), Coach Alice Mounts (Mrs. Clarence Cockerell of Dallas), Coach Maud Bruce (Mrs. Campbell Duggan of Opalika, Ala.), Mary Barb (Mrs. Joe Elliott of Forney), Ina Fritz, (Mrs. M. L. O'Banion of Houston) and ...
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Girls' Tip-Top Basketball Team

Girls' Tip-Top Basketball Team

Date: 1907
Creator: unknown
Description: North Texas State Normal School's girls' Tip-Top basketball team. Pictured are: Hope McMinn, Esther Whittaker, Katherine Black, Sadie Roberts, Mary Belle Jones, Cassie Higgins, Beulah Davies, Justa Glass, Elizabeth Elliott, Volina Cohen, Dixie McDaniel, Marylee Matthews, Eula Moore.
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John Bunyan Denton

John Bunyan Denton

Date: 1907
Creator: Broome Studio
Description: Photograph of an artist's sketch depicting the death of John B. Denton in the Indian fight at Village Creek on May 24, 1841. Captain Denton and Captain Henry Stout, also shown in the sketch, were leading an advanced scouting party when they were ambushed on Village Creek near modern Fort Worth. Denton was killed and Stout severely wounded.
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Julia Ann Gober Wright

Julia Ann Gober Wright

Date: 1907
Creator: unknown
Description: Julian Ann Gober Wright sitting outside in front of trimmed bushes. She is wearing a dark, full-length dress.
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