Dear Portal friends: Do you enjoy having history at your fingertips? We’ve appreciated your support over the years, and need your help to keep history alive. Here’s the deal: we’ve received a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Now it’s time to keep our word and raise matching funds for the Cathy Nelson Hartman Portal to Texas History Endowment. If even half the people who use the Portal this month give $5, we’d meet our $1.5 million goal immediately! All donations are tax-deductible and support Texas history: yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Not Now

  You limited your search to:

  Partner: Mesquite Public Library
 Decade: 1890-1899
[Baby Anson Holley]

[Baby Anson Holley]

Date: 1896~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Anson Holley as an infant. He wears a white garment trimmed with lace.
Contributing Partner: Mesquite Public Library
[Downtown Businesses]

[Downtown Businesses]

Date: 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of businesses in downtown Mesquite, Texas. Businesses include G. H. Brown Saddle and Harness Maker; Rugel Bros. Hardware, Wagons, and Farming Implements; E. P. and J. P. Paschall Dry Goods, Groceries, and Cotton Buyers; Lander Bros., Hass & Son, Dealers in Merchandise; G. M. Gross City Drug Store; a cotton, grain, and cotton seed store; and Tomkins & Co., General Merchandise. Horse-drawn wagons are carrying hay and grain.
Contributing Partner: Mesquite Public Library
[Nathaniel A. Holley]

[Nathaniel A. Holley]

Date: 1893~
Creator: unknown
Description: Studio portrait of Nathanial A. Holley standing next to a bale of hay. A church building is visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: Mesquite Public Library
[Young Couple]

[Young Couple]

Date: [1895..1905]
Creator: Wisdom
Description: Studio portrait of a young couple. Elegantly dressed, the man is seated in a wicker chair while the woman stands on the right. Her right hand rests on his shoulder. The woman is wearing a white dress with polka dots, puffed sleeves, and bows adorning her waist and collar.
Contributing Partner: Mesquite Public Library
Beta Preview