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R. P. Harben Home

R. P. Harben Home

Date: 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the R. P. (Raymond) Harben home. The wooden house is two-stories tall with a long, covered porch. There is a windmill on the left, and the house is surrounded by trees. A wooden picket fence surrounds the yard.
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Richardson High School 1902

Richardson High School 1902

Date: February 21, 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group students and faculty from Richardson High School. The students are posing in two rows, and the three faculty members are standing behind them. They are posing in front of a wooden building. Three boys in the center-front row are holding a sign with cursive handwriting on it. Text below the image says "Richardson School 1902."
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Christopher and Martha Huffhines Home

Christopher and Martha Huffhines Home

Date: 1903
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a front-exterior view of the Christopher and Martha Huffhines home. The wooden house is two-stories tall with an awning covering the width of the house. Standing on the steps is a woman and baby identified as Ophelia Huffhines Chick and baby Amy. In the foreground, there is a wooden fence. Amy married Jack D. Rutledge in 1926, and died in June 2005 at 101 years old.
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Grissom Family and Residence, 1904, Richardson, Texas

Grissom Family and Residence, 1904, Richardson, Texas

Date: 1904
Creator: Imperial View Company
Description: Seven people and one dog, standing at a gated fence in front of a two-story clapboard house. From left to right: Man with folded arms, wearing a hat and suit. Man with hands clasped in front, wearing a suit. Woman behind the fence (made of horizontal boards attached to wooden posts), wearing dark skirt, white blouse, pompadour hair-style. Woman behind gate, wearing light-colored clothing. Man sitting on large round fence post (or tree trunk), wearing brimmed hat tilted back. Woman wearing two-piece dress, with a wide dark/light striped pattern. Man, leaning on the fence, dark hat in his right hand, moustached. In front of him (blurred) is a light-colored dog. The house behind them is two-story, wood clad, with a closed dormer forming a roof for the porch. The front door, framed above and to the side by narrow windows, appears to be open. Trees are visible at both sides; a shed is just visible on the right edge of the picture.
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Richards School Picnic

Richards School Picnic

Date: 1905
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of young women at the Richardson School picnic. They are standing near a body of water. In the background, there are trees.
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Richardson School Picnic

Richardson School Picnic

Date: 1905
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two young men and two young women at the Richardson School picnic. They women are sitting in a horse-drawn carriage, and the men are standing on the side of it. The carriage and horse are in body of shallow water. In the background, there are trees. Text below the image says "Richardson School Picnic 1905."
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Citizens State Bank, Richardson, Texas

Citizens State Bank, Richardson, Texas

Date: 1906
Creator: unknown
Description: Brick storefront, with curved corrugated metal awning. Three sets of double opening doors, with smaller glass panes above. "The Citizens State Bank" painted on one of the middle set of doors. Bill Stratton, age 6, and Newt Harris standing in and in front of right hand set of doors. Angled tall counter visible through the opened left pair of doors. Brick sidewalk in front, dirt street visible with double board walkway across. Written on back: Daddy, 6yrs ( Bill Stratton) & Uncle Newt Harris, 1906
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Harben-Spotts Company, Richardson, Texas

Harben-Spotts Company, Richardson, Texas

Date: 1906
Creator: unknown
Description: Sam Harben print shop, about 1906, Sam Harben in center. Sam P. Harben. Three men, one woman, and two young children visible. Printing press, type setter's desk, gas light visible. Written on back: Sam Harben print shop, about 1906, Sam Harben in center. Sam P. Harben. Woman: Lucille Lawler Keith (Mrs. Troy Keith) Mrs. Keith was half-sister of Laura Blewett, daughter of "Aunt Mattie" Blewett. Mrs. Blewett later married Mr. Lawler, then Mr. Parks. This information supplied by Mary Harrison 10 Jan 1973.
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Post Office, Richardson, Texas

Post Office, Richardson, Texas

Date: 1906
Creator: unknown
Description: Post card with photo of early Post Office. The structure is a small wood one story building with one door. In front are two women - one [Aunt Sarah Allen, third post master] seated in a rocking chair and one holding a baby - and a man. On the right side of the post office is a white picket fence. Other unidentified buildings are visible in the background. The ground immediately in front of the building is dirt, but grass and bushes are visible to the sides. Written on back: "Made in 1906", "Pearl Schults", "Please return to Mrs. Jake K. Stults", "donated by Grissom". Note with post card states "Aunt Sarah Allen third post master" with no explanation. Additional information: The first Post Office was established September 27, 1858. Before, mail was tossed into a barrel in the general store and residents picked out their own mail.
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Richardson School Picnic

Richardson School Picnic

Date: 1906
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three young women and two young men at a Richardson School picnic. The men are wearing ribbons with long streamers on their lapels, and the women are wearing bonnets. In the background, there is a horse-drawn vehicle. Text below the image says "Richardson School Picnic 1906."
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