Map of Harrison County, Texas.

Map of Harrison County, Texas.

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Plat map of original land grants in Harrison County, Texas. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Group Tours European Ruins]

[Group Tours European Ruins]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A group tours ruins that appear to be European. The group and the place are unidentified. The photo is from Harrison County.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Coliseum, Rome]

[Coliseum, Rome]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The Roman Coliseum is pictured in the travel from a collection in Harrison County. The source and date are unknown. Some tourists are visible in the foreground.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Dr. Theopolus Caviness Makes an Address in Marshall]

[Dr. Theopolus Caviness Makes an Address in Marshall]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Dr. Theopolus Caviness prepares to give an address during a visit to Marshall. The event and date are unknown. He is wearing the traditional doctor's academic robes. A microphone dangles in front of his tie. Dr. Caviness is married to Jimmie Pitts Caviness, singer and vocal teacher, who also has an entry in the Texas History Portal. The Caviness couple lived in Cleveland, Ohio at the time of this picture, c1970-1984.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Children at Play]

[Children at Play]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A group of African-American children play a jumprope game. Five girls and two boys are in the group. A man and woman at the left, and a woman at the right look on. One girl holds the rope, while another at the left runs to jump into the game. The person at the other end of the rope is not visible.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Bethesda Baptist Church, Marshall]

[Bethesda Baptist Church, Marshall]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: An old photograph, date unknown but likely prior to 1897, depicts Bethesda Baptist Church of Marshall. Originally known as "Colored Baptist Church," the members renamed it about 1887 and then added the word "Missionary" during the 1980's to make the official name "Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church." Bethesda is one of the oldest African-American congregations in Harrison County, being founded in 1867 by 450 souls led by Rev. William Massey with the assistance of Rev. A. E. Clemmons, the pastor of the white First Baptist Church. The members met in Rev. Massey's home at 601 Massey St. until the construction of this one-story wooden structure, probably between 1867 and 1875. The plan included a veranda leading to the vestibule, three aisles, and colored glass in the arched Gothic windows. There was an organ, the first in Marshall, and a belfry. Outside facilities included a baptistry and a well. During 1897-1901, this structure was razed and replaced by a larger brick structure of Gothic style which later burned and was itself replaced. However the front facade of the wooden structure was incorporated into the new buildings as a link with the past. The site at 801 W. Grand (Hwy 80) has been ...
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Old Tombstone]

[Old Tombstone]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: An old tombstone in a Harrison County cemetery, unidentified, has the following inscription: "E. B. --------- Born January 7, 1831 Deceased May 5, 1858" The stone lies where it fell amid the vegetation.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Early Grave in Harrison County]

[Early Grave in Harrison County]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: An old tombstone in Harrison County is engraved "Mother Bessie." A cherub's head with wings adorns the stone. The cemetery is unidentified.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Library Assistant Tends Circulation Desk]

[Library Assistant Tends Circulation Desk]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A library assistant, unidentified, tends the circulation desk at the new Marshall Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[African-American Woman in Harrison County]

[African-American Woman in Harrison County]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: An unidentified African-American woman of Harrison County wears the hairstyle and clothing of the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
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