Dear Portal friends: Do you enjoy having history at your fingertips? We’ve appreciated your support over the years, and need your help to keep history alive. Here’s the deal: we’ve received a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Now it’s time to keep our word and raise matching funds for the Cathy Nelson Hartman Portal to Texas History Endowment. If even half the people who use the Portal this month give $5, we’d meet our $1.5 million goal immediately! All donations are tax-deductible and support Texas history: yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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Mrs. Eugene Bancroft and Dog

Mrs. Eugene Bancroft and Dog

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Mrs. Eugene Bancroft. She is wearing a long dark skirt with a long-sleeved white blouse. Her hair is white and pulled back. She is looking down at a dog with a collar. She is standing on a walkway in front of a house that has a stoop and screen door. On the right side of the frame is a tree.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
Small Girl with Doll

Small Girl with Doll

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a little girl dressed in a white dress with dark shoes and stockings holding a doll. The girl has short dark hair and is looking at the rock wall of a house she is standing next to. On the left side of the frame is the porch of the house, a gate in the background, and a tree in the foreground that is casting a shadow on the rock wall.
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Higgins and Glazier, Texas Tornado

Higgins and Glazier, Texas Tornado

Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Description: Photograph of destruction after the Higgins and Glazier, Texas tornado. In the foreground is the shadow of a person wearing a hat. In the center is a piece of machinery covered in dirt. In the background on the right side of the frame are four men looking right. There is also an automobile, a fallen building, and a standing telephone pole.
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Overturned Vehicle from Tornado

Overturned Vehicle from Tornado

Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Description: Photograph of an overturned vehicle after the Glazier/Higgins, Texas tornado. In the foreground are shadows of two men, one wearing a hat. Centered is the overturned vehicle. Behind the vehicle is a dirt road with a parked truck.
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
[Ray Woode Shadow Boxing]

[Ray Woode Shadow Boxing]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Image of a man with boxing gloves facing his shadow that is on a brick wall.
Contributing Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth
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