[Main sanctuary, Beth-El, ca. late 1920's or mid-1930's]

[Main sanctuary, Beth-El, ca. late 1920's or mid-1930's]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Children celebrating the holidays of Succot and Simchat Torah in the main sanctuary of the Beth-El Congregation, 207 W. Broadway, taken in the late 1920s or mid-1930s. This rare photo is among the few that show the original interior of the temple sanctuary, which featured a choir loft and a pipe organ.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
[George Washington]

[George Washington]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Color postcard with a portrait of George Washington in an oval frame topped with red, white, and blue ribbons. Below the picture is written, "Here's to the Birthday we now celebrate." Correspondence on the back reads, "Lookout tomorrow, mailed on the 12.40 Train for a 'ery vay ersonal pay' etter lay. #9 -Lovingly, Rosa Edna has a new girl."
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes
[Duus Family Holiday Greeting Photograph]

[Duus Family Holiday Greeting Photograph]

Date: 1942/1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two photographs of the same image of the Duus family, which were used as a holiday greeting card and have been placed together with the aid of a small piece of adhesive on the back of the right photograph. The portrait of the family positions Pastor Vagn Duus on the leftmost side, holding a young a boy. The pastor's wife, identified as Gerda Duus, is in the middle, holding a baby in front of her and Sybil Duus on the right. The two boys have not been properly identified, although names have been provided in accompanying information (Verner and Erling). Text beneath the portrait says, "Season's Greetings from Our House to Your House" and has a simple line drawing of a landscape beneath it.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Holiday of Succot, ca. 1949-1950]

[Holiday of Succot, ca. 1949-1950]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Students of the Beth-El Congregation celebrate the Holiday of Succot around 1949-1950. They built a succah, a tabernacle or booth covered with seasonal greens and fruits, on the altar of the synagogue at 207 W. Broadway Ave., Fort Worth.
Contributing Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives
May Pole Dance

May Pole Dance

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a large group of people at a Field Day celebration in Abilene. Three groups of people are doing a May Pole dance and a large crowd is watching. George H. Hill is pictured. There are buildings and vehicles in the background.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
College Students Planting Tree

College Students Planting Tree

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a group of graduates at Simmons College gathered around a newly planted tree on Arbor Day in the early 1920's.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Lyndon B. Johnson Day in Abilene

Lyndon B. Johnson Day in Abilene

Date: 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two women who appear to be talking to each other. The woman on the right is wearing gloves, a dress with buttons, and a small purse. There are women in the background who are also formally dressed and appear to talking amongst themselves.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
May Day Celebration

May Day Celebration

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy photograph of sixteen children dancing in a May Day celebration. The children are lined up in pairs. Each couple holds hands with each other and the adjacent couple. Behind them is a brick building. The girls are all in light-colored dresses, and the boys are wearing overalls.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Lyndon B. Johnson Day in Abilene

Lyndon B. Johnson Day in Abilene

Date: 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Democratic Party banquet at Rose Field House in honor of Lyndon B. Johnson. A man is speaking at a podium. A sign below says, "KPAR-TV channel 12." There is a large portrait of LBJ on the wall behind.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Lyndon B. Johnson Day in Abilene

Lyndon B. Johnson Day in Abilene

Date: 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of six people standing outside a brick building during Lyndon B. Johnson Day in Abilene. Standing in front is a man, who is smiling and raising his hat. A woman in a long coat and fur wrap is standing beside him. Another woman and three men stand behind them. There is a car in the street.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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