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Farmers Cotton Gin
Photograph of large gin building. Baling equipment and three men are in the front of loading dock. Several men are standing on the loading dock. A water tower can be seen on the right side of the building and a windmill is visible in the background.
Hardware Store, Drug Store, and Bank
Photograph of several buildings. People are standing on the porch of the building on the left. Three horse drawn wagons and a saddle horse are in front of the buildings. A man and a woman are in the wagon on the far right.
Hermann Sons Hall - Poth
Photograph of large frame building with flames and smoke over it. Snow is on roof that isn't burnt.
J. W. Manak Blacksmith and Woodwork Shop
Photograph of blacksmith shop. Two men and three children are standing by the doorway in front of the shop. The sign on facade states: "J.W.MANAK, BLACKSMITH & WOODWORK".
Poth after 1920 Fire
Two photographs of Poth Texas showing the destruction of the fire in 1920 that destroyed the hardware store, meat market, bank, and drug store.
Poth Bank, Drug Store, and Hotel
Photograph of Poth Texas prior to 1921 fire. In the photo are the bank, drug store and Plaza Hotel. A man and horse are standing in the street.
Second Gin built in Poth, TX
Photograph of large gin building with smoke stack. Water tower is seen in background.
Alec Ormand
Photograph of Mr Alec Ormand on the night of the Butler's dance. Mr. Ormand appears to be quite young. He is wearing a three piece suit, white shirt and tie and a watch fob. In his left hand, he holds a thin cane or walking stick. His a felt hat is hanging from a fence post to his left. His right fist rests on his hip with his elbow cocked. This appears to be a posed photograph by a professional photographer. At the bottom of the photo are the words "Barr B San Antonio Texas", which may be the photographer's logo. His hair is dark and slicked back and he looks quite dapper.
Seniors '31
First prize winner in the Wilson Countyfair of 1931. Louise Steeltje is on the left of the fire escape. Eleven young ladies dressed in formal dressed and bonnets riding on a prade float in one of the early Peanut Festival parades.
Ed Dewees
Studio portrait of Ed Dewees, son of Thomas Dewees. Ed Dewees appears to be a teeanager. He is sitting on a large, imitation stone, leaning on his left elbow on another imitation stone. In his right hand, he holds a narrow cane. He is wearing a dark suit and white shirt with perhaps a white tie. His hair is rather long on top and very curly and dark. He is wearing dark boots and his hat is on the ground by his right foot. His legs are crossed. The photographer's back drape shows a tree to the left of the photo. The photographer's name and information is at the bottom: Callaway, San Antonio, Texas
John Nance Garner
John Nance Garner of uvale, Texas as Vice President of the United State. Mr. Garner is photographed in a suit and tie.
Judge S. T. Morris
County Judge S. T. Morris for Wilson County Texas. Judge Morris dressed in a starch white shirt and dark tuxedo with a bow tie.
Mary Bell King
Portrait of Mary Bell King as a young child. Her blonde curls are styled is a short and stylish fashion. Her baby smile is sweet and endearing she is wearing a white lacy dress. She is posed with her ankles crossed and is wearing black patent leather shoes.
Ed Swift
Photograph of Mr. Ed Smith by professional photographer Crandal of Floresville, Texas. Mr. Swift looks straight into the camera with a serious expression. He is wearing a suit jacket with a pin in his lapel. His shirt is white and he wears a dark tie.
House on First Street
Photograph of frame house with circular porch extend from the front of the house to the right side. A man is sitting on the steps of the porch and a woman is walking on the right side of the house. Outbuildings are to the rear of the house.
School Picture - Three teachers in back
Photograph of 16 students and three teachers taken outside of school building.
Mrs. W. B. Toone
Mrs. W. B. Toone poses for a professional photograph studio. She is wear of beautifully embroidered gown that is dark in color with butterfly design stitching,
Survivors of Captain J. H. Callihan Rangers
Individuals photgraphed include on the first row left to right is D. C. Burleson, Dave Wattin, and Simple Tom. In the second row from left to right is Bill Pitts, John Campbell and John Samson. The three gentlemen in the first row are dressed in dark suites with white shirts and bow ties. The three men in the second row also have white shirts by long ties. All six men have white ribbons pinned to their right lapels.
"C" Street, Floresville, TX
Photo of the busy downtown street in Floresville, Texas. The photo was taken at the corners of Third and what is today "C" streets. The business in the near right is the First National Bank next door to the Bakery. Noteworthy in this photo is the electric or telephone pole that is outside the bank.
Floresville Baptist Church
Black and white photograph of the Floresville Baptist Church. There are two entries into the building with steps leading up to the doorways. In the front of the building is a lovely stain glass window. To one side of the building is a white picket fence and behind the church is a water tower and concrete building.
Single-Story House on 1st Street
Photograph of a white, wood-paneled house in Floresville, Texas. The house is a single story with a conical point in the center and a wrap-around porch. The front of the house is hedged by bushes and there are trees and other plants surrounding the building. Text on the back of the photograph says, "Single frame house, 1st Street."
Rev. Eli Yarbrough Seale
Photograph of Rev. Eli Yarbrough Seale. Mr. Seale has a short style haircut and bushy beard. He is dreased in a white collared shirt and a dark suit with vest. Taken by photographer P. B. Barnes of Floresville, Texas.
Floresville Methodist Church
Black and white photo of the Floresville Methodist Church congregation as photographed by news editor Same Fore, Jr. in 1941. A group of church goers standing in fron the the Methodist Church.
Alledo School
Photograph of children in front of school house. Pictured in photo are left to right: Top Row; Clara Kinsey, Verna Teague, Gussie Cox, Emma Kinsey 2nd Row; Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Alfonso Grassel, Garvey Odom, Bryan Teague, Euclid Peavey 3rd Row: Edith Teague, Unknown, Bessie Cox, Etwell Peavy 4th Row; Arthur Smith, Unknown, Raymond Peavy, Vincent Grassell
Annie Dial Home
Photograph of white frame house with two front side porches. A small child is sitting in a stroller in front of the steps going to the porch on the left.
Antonio A. Rodriguez Hotel
Photograph of two-story frame building with large wrap-around poches on bothe levels. A man is standing on left side of lower porch and a woman is standing on right side of lower porch.
Asa Fuller, Sheriff 1961-1980
Portrait of Asa Fuller, sheriff of Wilson County, Texas, seated behind a desk. He is leaning back in an office chair with his left leg crossed over his right knee and he is smoking a cigarette; his badge is visible in his breast pocket. There is an ashtray on the desk in front of him, as well as a folded newspaper and various other documents. Handwritten text on the back of the photograph says: "Asa G. Fuller, 1961-1980." and "WCHS prop., donated by Sherriff [sic] 'Pete' Bauman, Nov. 1990."
Bathing Pool, Bath house and Pavillion
Artist rendering of the bathing pool, bath house and pavillion that opened for operation in 1910. The drawing features large buildings, a fresh water pool and the tree lined stream.
Blue Bonnet Courts
Photograph of a park with Pecan trees, tables and benches. Small cabins can be seen in the background. Label on photograph says Pecan Park.
Boy Scout at Rancho de las Cabras
First boy scout troop of Floresville, TX running foot races on the grounds of the old ranch.
Boy Scouts at Mission de las Cabras
First boy scout troop of Floresville at the Mission de las Cabras practicing their first aid skills. In the doorway is a balck faced sheep. The mission rock wall can be seen in the background.
The "Bradwin" Farm
Photograph of frame house with porch extending across the front. Two women are sitting in chairs on the porch; two children are sitting on the steps of the porch; a man is leaning against the porch on the right side. Trees are on both side of the house with a barn in the background.
Business Section, Floresville, Texas
Third and "C" streets in Floresville on the west side of courthouse square. This is the business district of downtown floresville.
C.A. Volrath Residence
Photograph of house almost hidden behind trees. In the foreground, there is a picket fence, with the gate open. To the right, is a well with a ladder leaning up against it.
Camp Ranch Headquarters
Photograph of home of Mr. & Mrs. Keys. White frame ranch house with porch extending across front. A man and woman are standing in front of the porch. Three large trees are in front yard.
Captain Will Wright
Captain William (Will) Lee Wright of the Texas Rangers. Captain Wright has piercing eyes with bushy full musche. He is dressed in a white shirt, patterned tie and dark suit.
Central Rexall Drug Store
Photograph of the front of the I. D. Flores Drug Store. A wagon drawn by a single horse is in front of the store. Sitting on the seat of the wagon is Benjamin A. Quintanilla; holding the horse is Eligio P. Castro; and standing by the hitching post is I. D. Flores.
Charlie Westerman's Second Cabin
Photograph of log cabin with open door and tin roof. This was the second cabin built by Uncle Charlie Westerman.
Citizens of Stockdale
Photograph of several early citizens of Stockdale, Texas. The seated row included Robert Bishof, H. E. Edmiston, J.G. McCoy and Cornelison. Standing in the second row is Henry Smith, W.S. Palm, Jim Sutton, Jim J. Gresson, and Wiley R. Park. This photo was taken in the early 1900's.
[Connally Family at Event]
A photograph of Gov. John Connally with wife Nellie, and their three children, John Connally III, Sharon, and Mark. Behind the family is a Welcome banner.
Connally Family on the Courthouse Lawn
Connally family: Mark, Nellie, Gov. John Connally and Mother of Gov. John Connally, Lela with Wilson County Officials. Behind the family and officials is an American flag.
Courthouse Yard
Photo taken from the bell tower of the Wilson County Courthouse looking down onto the front yard. Photograph is of what is now the corners of Third and "C" street. Businesses beyond the beautiful courtyard include Rhode One Price Cash Store, John Driffith Co., and The Palace.
Cox Confectionary Store
Photograph of the inside of Cox Confectionary soda counter. There are two men behind the soda counter with ties on. One customer appears to be holding or standing close behind a Coca-Cola cut out at the end of the candy counter. There is a fourth gentleman seated on a bar stool in checkered pants, linen shirt and cowboy hat with a soda glass in hand.
Cyril Patterson
Photograph of Cyril Patterson was head of the First National Bank of Floresville. Mr. Patterson has a very serious face. He is wearing a white collared shirt, patterned tie and striped jacket.
I. D. Flores Drug Store
Interior of I. D. Flores Drug Story in Floresville, Texas. Identified in the photo is druggist I. D. Flores,Sr. and Benjamin A. Quintanilla.
Dewees School House
Rustic wood frame school house with shutters on windows. Five men standing outside in front of the door next to a small pile of wood.
Dewees, Texas Post Office
On the porch of the building is a man seated, a woman standing with another woman seated with child in arms. Water cistern on the left side of the building with a pipe attched to the roof gutter. It is a single story wood frame building with an attic window. Lower windows open.
F. W. Extence House
Photograph of white frame house with a wide front porch. Seven adults are standing on the porch; a litte girl is standing in the yard in front of the house.
Farmer's Cotton Gin
Photograph of large metal building with water tower to the right and a wind mill to the rear. Bales of cotton are on the loading deck with men two men standing behind the bales. Label on photo states: "Farmers Cotton Gin, Poth , Texas - 1911, The first bales of cotton ginned".
Fine Colts on the Stevens' Ranch
Photograph of horses and colts in a corral. Buildings are seen in the background.