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  Partner: Irving Archives
 Decade: 1910-1919
 Collection: O.D. and Estelle Bates Collection
Essie and Joe Keeling Family

Essie and Joe Keeling Family

Date: c. 1911 - 1912
Creator: unknown
Description: Essie and Joe Keeling were from two early Irving families. They married in 1910. The couple had three children. Here the couple is pictured with two of their children, Helen on the right and Weldon on the left, c. 1911-1912.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Irving Cotton Gin

Irving Cotton Gin

Date: 1916~
Creator: unknown
Description: The cotton gin, located at Irving Boulevard and Britain, was dismantled about 1916.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Irving High School Graduating Class of 1916

Irving High School Graduating Class of 1916

Date: 1916
Creator: unknown
Description: Graduating class of Irving High School, 1916. First row, front to back, are: Osten Cushenberry, Frank Haley, and Roy Lively. Second row, front to back, are: Theo Dehaes, Inez Moore, Homer Duckworth. Third row, front to back, are: Susie Clark, Velma Duckworth, and Roy Miller.
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Irving Index Workshop

Irving Index Workshop

Date: 1910~
Creator: unknown
Description: This building served as the home of the "Irving Index" in Irving. It was built behind the home of the newspaper's owner, R. M. Hudson.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Irving Motoring Enthusiasts

Irving Motoring Enthusiasts

Date: 1912~
Creator: unknown
Description: Early Irvingites prepare for a motor outing, c. 1912. On the left is the Schulze family automobile and on the right is the Robinson family car. The boy on the running board is Joe Williamson. Behind the wheel is Percy Schulze and next to him is his wife, Virginia. In the other vehicle, in no particular order are, Mr. T. G. Robinson, Mr. Williamson, May Williamson, Mrs. T. G. Robinson, Ward Robinson, and Mrs. Marsh.
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Irving Student Body at the Water Tower

Irving Student Body at the Water Tower

Date: 1915~
Creator: unknown
Description: The student body of the Irving Independent School District gathers at the water tower, which was in the middle of the intersection of Main and First streets (Irving Blvd.), to celebrate growing to a district of 500 students, c. 1915.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Main Street, Irving, Texas

Main Street, Irving, Texas

Date: 1912~
Creator: unknown
Description: This photo is taken looking north up Main Street. The town's water tower was over a well in the middle of the intersection of Main Street and First Street (today Irving Blvd.). Main Street dead-ended into the railroad depot. The depot can be seen behind the water tower.
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Model T Ford

Model T Ford

Date: 1915~
Creator: unknown
Description: Model T Ford Pickup. In the vehicle are W. D. Lucas's sons Howard and Ray, c. 1915
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Mrs. Pierce's Jitney Service

Mrs. Pierce's Jitney Service

Date: 1915~
Creator: unknown
Description: Before Irving received bus service, one of the ways to travel to downtown Dallas was on one of the local jitney services. Mrs. B. L. Pierce operated a jitney service from Irving to Dallas and back. Here she poses with some of her customers, c. 1915.
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Musicians in the Union Bower Community

Musicians in the Union Bower Community

Date: 1910~
Creator: unknown
Description: This group of musicians played for square dances in the Union Bower community. Dances were held in the fall and winter because the weather was too hot during the summer. Left to right are: Tom Owens, Earl Steele, Lillie Owens, and Tom Wright. Lloyd Smith called the square dances, but is not in the picture. Union Bower was a farming community on the eastern edge of the city of Irving. The community was established about 1880.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives