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 Decade: 1900-1909
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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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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Cotton Gin "Old Red", Richardson, Texas

Cotton Gin "Old Red", Richardson, Texas

Date: 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Cotton gin, two-story wooden frame building. Four 2-horsedrawn wagons containing cotton. 15 men visible. Telephone pole in foreground. Numerous outbuildings. Additional information: Telephone service in Richardson was established in 1900.
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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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Finis Ewing Allen Family and Residence, Richardson, Texas

Finis Ewing Allen Family and Residence, Richardson, Texas

Date: 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Large, two-story wood clad residence with wrap-around roofed porch. The center section of the porch has a balcony porch on the 2nd floor. Two benches are visible on the porch; the foundation is skirted with brick; the porch steps are concrete. A small pied horse is standing in front of the porch. Four people are on the porch, a man standing, a boy standing, a man seated, and a woman standing partially behind him. Left to right: ALLEN, Robert Clint. Born Feb 1893. ALLEN, Cecil Butler. Born Sept 1899. ALLEN, Finis Ewing. Born 21 Apr 1857, Pettis Co MO; died 6 Jan 1918, Richardson TX. Allen, Lelia Ashby Butler. Born May 1862 KY. Robert Clint Allen, standing, wearing coat and hat;
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Interurban Depot, Richardson, Texas

Interurban Depot, Richardson, Texas

Date: 1908
Creator: unknown
Description: Interurban Express Depot, Richardson, Texas. Standing in front of building: J. T. Pierce, Station Manager 1900-1916 (wearing suit). Unidentified men and boy.
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Portrait of Gene Lawler 1909

Portrait of Gene Lawler 1909

Date: 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a portrait of Oliver Eugene "Gene" Lawler. He is posing in front of a horse-drawn carriage with his right hand on the horse's reins. In the background, there is a train.
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Portrait of Lizzie Mercer and Jessie Blewett 1908

Portrait of Lizzie Mercer and Jessie Blewett 1908

Date: 1908
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a portrait of two women identified as Lizzie Mercer and Jessie Blewett Harben. They are standing in a wooden barrel with a sign on the front that says "Pure Country 'Lasses $1.50 per. Gal." In the background, there is a wooden building.
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Portrait of Curley Pierce Lawler

Portrait of Curley Pierce Lawler

Date: 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a woman identified as Ethel "Curly" Pierce Lawler. She is posing in a horse-drawn wagon. In the background, there are trees. She was born on February 1, 1894, and died October 27, 1978.
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