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  Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Mrs. Smith With Her Twins
Photograph of a Mrs. Smith with her twin babies. She is holding the babies in her lap, one in each arm. The babies wear white dresses and there is a blanket beneath them. Mrs. Smith wears a large light-colored apron and is looking down at the twin in her left arm.
Dr. Jesse James Davis with Tobacco Pipe
Portrait of a seated Dr. J.J. Davis looking right with a tobacco pipe, glasses, and pens in his pocket. According to his great granddaughter, Dr. Davis was a photographer on the side and this is one of many self-portraits that he took.
Lipscomb County Courthouse
Photograph of a front-angled view of the Lipscomb County Courthouse. The court house is a large two-story building with basement windows. The front of the courthouse has 4 large pillars and stone steps leading to the entrance. Across the foreground is a decorative fence with a landscaped lawn behind it. A man stands in the center of the frame behind the fence working with a tool in his hands. There are clouds in the sky. Written on the side of the photograph in cursive is, " Lipscomb County Court House at Lipscomb".
Mildred Rice, Laura Sibley Barton, Jessie Lemaster, and "___" Rice Duke
Photograph of the front of the Lipscomb County Courthouse in Lipscomb, Texas with Mildred Rice and Laura Sibley Barton sitting on the left side of the stairs and Jessie Lemaster and "___" Rice Duke sitting on the right side of the stairs (if you're facing the entrance). There are large pillars on the front of the courthouse. At the top it reads, "19 Lipscomb County 16". Behind the church on the right hand side of the frame is a small church building. The women's names are written across the bottom border.
Lipscomb County Fair
Aerial photograph of the Lipscomb County Fair. There are three dirt roads. Parked along two of the roads are very many cars, trucks, and commercial trucks. There is a large domed building in the center of the fairgrounds. Along the bottom road are a few houses with trees. Wolf Creek is in the top right corner. In the top left corner is Paines Service Station. Written on the left border is, "Wolf Creek", on the top border is, "Lipscomb County Fair. 1948.", and along the right border is, "Paines Service Station."
Men and Women Picnicking
Photograph of eleven women and fourteen men picnicking in tall grass. Sixteen are seated and nine are standing. Six are holding sandwiches and two are putting them in their mouths. There is grass and weeds in the foreground and tall trees in the background. Some wear aprons that read, "Merydith Lumber Co."
Girls and Dolls
Photograph of a row of eleven small girls all holding dolls. Every girl wears a dress, one girl wears a bonnet. One girl holds a nun doll. A grown woman in a dark print dress stands behind them with a microphone. Behind her is a tree and metal building.
Christmas Tree in Union Church
Photograph of the interior of the Lipscomb Union Church showing a decorated Christmas tree on the left side of the frame and a piano topped with lace and decorations on the right side. Tinsel, bows, and balls cover the tree with a star at the top. Behind the tree are rows of chairs and in front is a small railing. On the wall on the right side of the frame are two windows, a clock, four bows, and two wreaths. In the foreground is a row of five chairs, or pews. Two lights hang from the ceiling.
The Boone Tyson Well
Photograph of the Boone Tyson Well. Surrounding the well are four cars, three trucks, a camper, four tanks, a pile of long pipe and eight people on or around it. In the foreground are a man and woman standing next to a car. The date is printed on the top border of the photo, "May 56".
The Old Spiller House
Photograph of a photograph of the Old Spiller House. In the foreground is a dirt road with barrel and old car on the left side of the frame. To the left side of the house there is a tall fence and dead tree. The house has a wrap-around porch. There is a man and a dog standing on the porch. On the right side of the frame, behind the house, is a metal silo. Written on the photograph within the photograph across the bottom is "1887 The Old Spiller House Lipscomb" and on the left side "Ceder Tree". On the outer photograph, printed across the top is, "OCT 72".
Airplane with Unknown Pilot
Photograph of an airplane with an unknown pilot that is wearing a helmet and goggles. The airplane is a double wing with "NC 6425" and on the back end. The propellers of the plane are in motion. The plane is sitting on a dirt ground with tire tracks.
Myrtle Mugg and Gussie Shutterly Eating Watermelon
Photograph of Gussie Shutterly (left) and Myrtle Mugg (right) on their knees in a watermelon patch eating watermelons. Ms. Shutterly wears a checked dress and a bonnet. Ms. Mugg wears a white blouse and skirt. In the background is an open field. Written on the photograph in blue ink is, "Myrtle Mugg & Gussie Shutterly."
Coy Merydith Well
Photograph of the Coy Merydith Well. On the left side of the frame is a tent building. In front of the well is a trailer with several barrels around it, an old car, and a small metal building.
Dr. Ira T. Smith Playing Checkers
Photograph of Dr. Ira T. Smith playing checkers with another old man in a cowboy hat. They are sitting in metal chairs facing each other with the checkerboard on their knees. Dr. Smith holds a tobacco pipe in his mouth. They are seated next to a long building with doorways and windows. There are three women walking into the doorway on the right side of the frame. Two wear print dresses and one wears a white blouse with a printed skirt. There is a wooden chair in the foreground on the right side of the frame.
Aerial View of South Booker
Aeiral view photograph of South Booker, Texas. There are five dirt roads and at least nine buildings along the roads. Stretching on into the background is a long expanse of flat land.
Dad Wilhite
Studio portrait of "Dad" Wilhite, Jake Wilhite's father. He is depicted from the chest up. He is wearing a dark suit with a dark vest and shirt and a light-colored tie. His hair parted the right side of his head and he has a large mustache.
Gussie Shutterly's Well
Photograph of Gussie Shutterly's Well. There is car parked on the very left side of the frame and two others on the right side of the frame. The well tower is centered and there are wires attached to it. There is a double exposure on the right side of the photograph that shows the back end of a car. Written across the bottom border is "Gussie Shutterly's Well. May 1959."
Debris from Higgins Tornado
View of wooden planks and other debris from tornado destruction from dirt road.
Cattle Branding
Photograph of Bud Stuckey, Mrs. Crossland, Dave Moser, Mrs. Combs, Roy Wells, and a man named Jim branding cattle. In the center of the photograph in the foreground is Mrs. Combs and Dave Moser holding down a calf. Bud Stuckey is branding the calf. Mrs. Crosshand stands beside him. Jim is on the right side of the frame and Roy Wells is on the left side. Behind them are many calves. They all wear button-up shirts, denim, coyboy hats and boots. Written on the top border in black ink is "Bud Stuckey. Mrs. Crossland." On the right border is, "Jim". On the bottom border is, "Mrs. Combs. Dave Moser." On the left side is, "Roy Wells."
Plum Creek Farm
Photograph of the Plum Creek Farm. In the foreground is a white picket fence with a gate. Above the gate is a horseshoe-shaped sign that says, "Plum-Creek-Farm". There are three American flags on the sign. Behind the fence is a yard with bushes and trees. Behind the bushes is a house with two chimneys, banners, and hanging decorations. On the roof is a statue of an eagle with American Flags. Across the top of the photo is written, "Plum Creek Farm".
Piled Debris from Higgins Tornado
View of piled wooden planks, other debris from tornado destruction and cloudy sky from dirt road.
Merydith Lumber Co. Picnic
Photograph of Merydith Lumber Company employees picnicking. There are ten men and ten women. All the women wear light-colored dresses. The men wear button-up shirts, two wear bow ties, two wear suspenders, three wear neckties, one wears a jacket, and six wear hats. Three of the women wear bonnets, one wears a nice hat, and one wears a man's hat, and six wear aprons that say, "Merydith Lumber Co. Lumber and Coal." They are sitting on a hill beneath a tree.
Portrait of M.L. Blankinship
Studio portrait of Judge M.L. Blankinship with white hair. He is wearing a military uniform with a Staff Sergeant insignia on the right sleeve.
Picnic on a Creek
Photograph of sixteen men and sixteen women standing on the bank of a creek. One couple at the top of the bank has an umbrella over their heads. The women wear dresses and the men wear button-up shirts, some with ties, vests, and suspenders. Two men are swimming in the creek. One man in the lower left hand corner of the frame is in the water up to his knees. Everybody wears hats except for the men in the water. There are plants on the bank and trees in the background.
Lipscomb County Courthouse
Photograph of a straight on view of the Lipscomb County Courthouse. It is a two story building with a basement. There are four large pillars in the front of it with stairs leading to the front doors. A woman in a white shirt and long dark skirt stands in front of the doors. On the right side of the frame, behind the courthouse, is a small white church. There is another small white house on the left.
Polaroid Photograph of Harriet Doyle May and Box T Ranch
Polaroid photograph of Harriet Doyle May with gray hair and scenes from the Box T Ranch. In the painting she is wearing a white shirt, dark sweater, and necklace. In front of her right shoulder is a scene of cowboys branding cattle. In the upper left hand corner of the photograph is a tree and a man with a cow. On the left hand side of the painting is a creek with a group of cowboys and horses and below that is a windmill.
Man After Tornado
Photograph of man standing between loading ramp and house. There are wooden planks and other objects strewn about the ground brought on by the tornado.
The Lipscomb Hotel
Photograph of the Lipscomb Hotel. The building is two-stories tall and has a front porch. Two men sit in chairs on the porch and one stands. All three are wearing hats. Above the porch is a sign that reads, "Lipscomb Hotel". On the right side of the frame is a horse and buggy facing the hotel. Behind the buggy is a fenced area with trees.
Higgins Tornado Destruction
Photograph of building destroyed by tornado with cars on left and large pole in front. In foreground is a winding dirt road.
Woman With Deer
Photograph of Kate Blau kneeling and feeding a small deer. In the background is grass, a fence, and a house. Typed on the top border is the date, " JUN 60"
Lipscomb County Courthouse and Jail
Photograph showing the Lipscomb County Courthouse from across the street on the buildings right side. Next to the left and in front of the courthouse is the jail and maintenance house. Around the courthouse lawn is a detailed fence. There are two trees on either side of the frame. On the left side of the frame there is a dark car parked beneath in the shade of a tree. Written across the bottom is, "Lipscomb County Court House at Lipscomb".
Coy Merydith Well
Photograph of the Coy Merydith Well. The well is centered and there is an old car on the left side of the frame. In front of the well is a yellow camper, several metal bars and in front of them is an old blue commercial truck. On the right side of the frame is the tail end of another blue commercial truck with a hose coming out of the back. Behind the well are dirt hills.
Abraham Borth and Dave Peil
Photograph of Abraham Borth (standing) and David Peil (seated). David Peil wears a World War 1 uniform with hat. His left leg is on his right knee. Abraham Borth is standing behind him with his right hand resting on David Peil's right shoulder. Abraham Borth is dressed in a suit with a tie and hat. They are standing in front of a fake background with painted flowers and drapery. The photograph is held in a paper frame.
Display at Fair
Photograph of a fair display. The display consists of labeled jarred goods, fruit and vegetables in a basket, two prairie dresses hung up on either side with a painting or drawing hanging in-between them. There are shoes, flowers, and a towel as well. Written in pen across the bottom is, " Bookers exhibit at Fair in Lipscomb".
Tom Connell's Wolf Creek Ranch
Photograph of Tom Connell's Wolf Creek Ranch. There is a grassy area in the foreground, behind that is a fenced area and behind that is the white ranchhouse with rock chimney surrounded by trees.. In the middle of the frame is an old truck in front of a group of trees and a windmill. On the left side of the frame are storage buildings and more trees. At the bottom of the photograph is written, "Tom Connell's WolfCreek Ranch. 1887."
Higgins Tornado Destruction
Photograph of buildings and concrete destroyed by tornado. On left side of the frame in the foreground is the front end of an old truck.
Building and People After Tornado
Photograph of three damaged buildings due to tornado. There are piles of wooden planks and other objects in front of the buildings. A group of people are collected on the right side of the frame and a man, woman, and child looking at them from the left side.
Wheat Display at Fair
Photograph of a fair display. Depicted beneath and in-between streamers are piles of good and bad seeds, milling, flour and bread. The labels on the back row read, from left to right, "Seed Approved Quality, Good Milling Quality, Good Flour, and Light Fluffy". The front row, from left to right, reads, "Seed, Undesirable Quality, Inferior Flour, and Soggy-Heavy." In front these piles is a lable reading "Booker". At the bottom, written in pen, are the words "Our Fair in Lipscomb KB".
O.A. Crump
Studio photograph taken of O.A. Crump at Knott's Berry Farm in California. He is sitting on a replica of a covered wagon pulled by a drawing of two oxen. There is a painted desert in the background. On the fake canvas of the wagon are the words, "Ghost Town or Bust!!" He is smiling and wears glasses with a hat, a tie, and a suit. Written on the bottom border in blue ink is, "O.A. Crump. Follett."
Higgins Tornado Destruction
Photograph of large, overturned farm equipment in front of building. There is a dirt road in foreground with strewn and splintered wooden planks.
Sam and Bessie Robertson
Photograph of Sam and Bessie Robertson. He is behind her and wears a suit with a blue tie and glasses. She has wavy white hair and is dressed in a floral-print blue dress with a pearl necklace, white earrings, and glasses. At the bottom of the mat studio name and/or photographer "Marquise" is embossed.
Blacksmith Shop
Photograph of a blacksmith shop with two men standing in the doorway. One man wears overalls and a hat, the other man wears denim pants, a shirt and a hat and has his hands on his hips. In front of the shop on either side are two buggies and one plow. In the background are three buildings and in the foreground is a dirt road.
Men and Women on Hay Wagon
Photograph of fifteen women and fourteen men sitting and standing on a hay wagon hitched to a team of four dark horses. They are all looking at the camera and they all wear bonnets, hats, or cowboy hats. The women are wearing light-colored dresses and the the men have collared shirts on and some wear suits and ties. Behind them are two buildings. A sign on the building on the right side of the frame reads, "Real Estate and Cattle. Merydith and Co. School and RR Lands, Farms and Ranches". In the foreground is grass and weeds.
Rose Turner in Front of Bradford Well
Photograph of Rose Turner standing next to a barrel in front of the Bradford Well. The well is wooden and there are many wires attached to it. Ms. Turner is wearing a dress, blazer, high heels, and a scarf around her head. In the foreground is dirt and grass.
Destuction from Higgins Tornado
View from dirt road of an overturned automobile, bare trees and scattered debris from tornado destruction.
The Hamker Well
Photograph of the Hamker Well. A truck pulling a wagon is front of the well on the right side of the frame. Four men stand in front of the truck. On the left side of the photo there is a small white structure and lots of metal pipe on the ground in front of it. Written on the top border is the date, "5-30-27" and written across the bottom border is, "The Hamker Well".
Girls and Dolls
Photograph of nine small girls holding dolls. They are standing on a stage with a tree and a metal building behind it. Each girl wears a dress and one girl wears a bonnet. One girl holds a nun doll. Behind the girls on the right hand side of the photo is a smiling woman holding a microphone and wearing a dark print dress. In the foreground are the backs of two children's heads and the backside of a grown woman in a dark dress and feathered hat.
Boys with Dogs and Bunnies
Photograph of thirteen young boys and two women. Twelve of the boys are lined up and hold small dogs and rabbits. Three of the dogs are on leashes by the boys' feet. One boy in a denim jacket watches from the bottom right corner of the frame. All of the boys wear denim pants. One boy wears a hat. There are two trees behind the lineup.
Overturned Vehicle and Debris After Tornado
Photograph of a landscape of bare trees and debris after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. On the left side of the frame is an overturned vehicle. In the foreground is a puddle of mud.
After Higgins Tornado from Truck Bed
View of cars and tornado damage to fence with metal truck bed in lower frame.