XC-99 crew playing cards in flight

XC-99 crew playing cards in flight

Date: June 29, 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Crew aboard the XC-99 playing cards during off hours, in flight in 1952.
Contributing Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth
Seismologist Crew Playing Cards

Seismologist Crew Playing Cards

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of several members of the Shell Oil seismologist crew around a blackjack game. Three men are playing the card game in the dirt next to a line of cars.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Portrait of Jackie and Neely Huffhines

Portrait of Jackie and Neely Huffhines

Date: 1945/1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Christmas card with photograph of a woman and man identified as Jackie and Neely Huffhines. They are kneeling to the right of a Christmas tree, and are holding a gift. Several gifts are surrounding the tree. Text to the right of the image says "Joyous Yuletide," with an illustration of a church steeple and trees below it. Below the illustration, text says "Jackie and Neely Huffhines."
Contributing Partner: Richardson Public Library
Truett Family Dressed as "Hillbillies" for Christmas Card

Truett Family Dressed as "Hillbillies" for Christmas Card

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The Truett family dressed as "hillbillies" for their Christmas card. From left to right: JoDee, Tykey, Jerry, DeeDee and Lute. Also pictured are two German shepherds. It was taken shortly after the Truett family moved from Denton to Friendsville, Tennessee, in 1974. The location is Tykey Truett's family farm in Friendsville, Tennessee.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[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
[Letter and Membership Card to Meyer Bodansky from C. P. Lorans - May 1939]

[Letter and Membership Card to Meyer Bodansky from C. P. Lorans - May 1939]

Date: May 1939
Creator: Lorans, C. P.
Description: Letter and membership card sent by C. P. Lorans, who is the Secretary-Manager of the Southern Medical Association, to Dr. Meyer Bodansky. The letter expresses the association's gratitude for Dr. Bodansky's membership, and also discusses the association's upcoming meetings. The membership card reads, "This is to Certify that Dr. Meyer Bodansky, of Galveston, Texas, is a member of the Southern Medical Association, and that his dues have been paid from May 1939 to May 1940, 8-23-39 John Sealy Hospital".
Contributing Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT
[Christmas Card from Pedersen Family]

[Christmas Card from Pedersen Family]

Date: 1948/1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Christmas card sent out by the Pedersen family from Danevang, Texas. The front page of the card bears an image of the family - Gordon, Alice, and Pastor John - around a piano. Alice is seated at it as she lays her hands on the keys and looks slightly to the right at the camera. She wears a light-colored jacket with dark trim accents and glasses. Her husband, Pastor John, stands behind her on the right wearing a two-piece suit. Finally, Gordon, next to Alice on the left, has his hands behind his back and wears a collar shirt and dark, belted pants. The back of the card bears a second image. This time, of Gordon Pedersen resting his hands on a horizontal sign with the bold heading that reads, "DANEVANG." He wears a hat and is standing outdoors in a grassy area. The caption beneath this image reads: "Our best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. Alice, Gordon & John Pedersen."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a float at a Christmas parade on Cypress street in Abilene, Texas. Four women are sitting on the float. They are holding a rope attached to a giant Christmas card at the top of the float. "Joy To The World," is written on the side of the float, and "Alpha Omicron" is on the front.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Portrait of Bowen Family

Portrait of Bowen Family

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of the Bowen Family posing for a Christmas card.In the middle of the card is an image of the family seated together. At the bottom left corner of the card is a drawing of carolers singing in the snow by a street lamp.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Portrait of Westerberg Family

Portrait of Westerberg Family

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of the Westerberg Family posing for a Christmas card.In the middle of the card is an image of the family seated in front of the fireplace while the mother reads to the three children and the father watches.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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