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[Third Courthouse in Childress, Texas]

[Third Courthouse in Childress, Texas]

Date: November 1894
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a mother and daughter riding in a buggy that is driven by one horse. In the background is the third courthouse of Childress, Texas. The horizon is barren but there are another building close to the courthouse as well as a long fence.
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
Metropolitan Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1905

Metropolitan Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1905

Date: 1905
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Metropolitan Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas. The building is brick and three-stories tall . On the front side of the building is a small balcony. On the side of the building is a sign that reads, "Metropolitan Hotel". The building is surrounded by a sidewalk and brick street with a few horse-drawn carriages. On the corner of the sidewalk is a street lamp.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
Main Street Looking North, Ft. Worth, Texas

Main Street Looking North, Ft. Worth, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Main Street looking North in Ft. Worth, Texas. On the left side of the street is the Ft. Worth National Building which is many stories tall and has other business signs in the upper windows, such as, "Dr. J.T. Edwards DENTIST". There are several buildings next to the bank leading north towards the Courthouse. On the right side of the street are more businesses, and on the right side of the frame is a street light and two signs, one that says, "DRUGS" and "$15". The street is lined with trolley tracks, horse-drawn buggies, old cars and people, mostly men dressed in black with hats.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
Main Street in Ft. Worth, Texas

Main Street in Ft. Worth, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Main Street in Ft. Worth, Texas. There are several very tall brick buildings lining the street, most of them with signs. The building on the right side of the frame has an entryway with pillars, a clock and a tall smokestack on the roof. A building on the left has an American flag on the roof. In the street are old cars, some horse-drawn buggies, and people. There are also people on the sidewalks and vending carts. Written on the photograph is, "Main Street City".
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
Worth Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1905

Worth Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1905

Date: 1905
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Worth Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas. The building is several stories tall with arched windows a balcony full of people. It is surrounded by a sidewalk and brick road that is full of horse-drawn carriages and groups of men, women and children. The men are wearing hats and the women are wearing dresses. Painted near the roof of the building is, "Hotel". Typed at the bottom of the photograph is, "Hotel Worth - Fort Worth, Texas."
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[B.P.O.E. (Elks) Members Marching in Parade]

[B.P.O.E. (Elks) Members Marching in Parade]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Elks Members walking in a parade down a city street in Childress, Texas. Two men in a horse-drawn wagon are leading the line of members who are dressed in matching hats and suits. Spectators line the street and are watching the parade pass them by.
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
Alta Beall Blanton as a Baby

Alta Beall Blanton as a Baby

Date: unknown
Creator: Swartz
Description: Studio photograph of Alta-Beall Blanton as a baby. She is wearing a long white dress and seated in a wicker chair. Printed on the bottom of the mat is, "Swartz, 705 Main St., Fort Worth, Tex."
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families
Alta Beall Blanton in a Carriage

Alta Beall Blanton in a Carriage

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Alta-Beall Blanton as a baby wearing a white dress and a bonnet and seated in a wicker carriage on a white pillow with ruffles. In the background is the side of a building with a window and a potted plant in front of it.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families
[Street Scene of Spur, Texas]

[Street Scene of Spur, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of several people and horse drawn carriages in the middle of a street, under a "Welcome" banner. There are several stores and businesses visible in the background. Printed on the lower part of the photograph is, "Spur, Tex, The Magic City".
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Plainview & Lubbock Stage]

[Plainview & Lubbock Stage]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Plainview & Lubbock stagecoach being pulled by mules. There are four passengers seated inside the stagecoach. Handwritten on the back of the photograph is, "The stage coach as pictured was taken in Lubbock in 1907, just 30 years ago last Agust. The picture was taken on Sunday, when the mail did not run. Mr W.M. Crawford, driver was owner of the stage. The time to make the trip from Lubbock to Plainview a distance of approximately 45 miles, was a whole day. The schedule of the mail left Lubbock at sun-up arriving in Plainview after dark. The mules were changed at a point half-way and fresh livery carried the mail the remainder of the trip. The next day the journey was southward toward Lubbock, every two days a coach made the trip north to Plainview. About 2 years after the picture was made, another coach was added and daily service was given."
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
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