[Four Children on a Blanket with Cats]

[Four Children on a Blanket with Cats]

Date: 1893
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of four children on a Navajo "Eye Dazzler" blanket with cats. Three girls (Fern Newcomb, Ethel Matthews, and Lucile Matthews) sit against the foundation of a house, wearing dresses and holding kittens in their laps. The infant, Sallie Matthews, is in a long white dress and lies at their feet with an adult cat laying near her head.
Contributing Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
Boy Pulling Kitten in Wagon; Boy and Kitten in Wagon

Boy Pulling Kitten in Wagon; Boy and Kitten in Wagon

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of two pictures of little Joe Donald Campbell and a kitten at a place on Cedar St. in Abilene. The picture on the left is of the boy pulling thekitten in a toy wagon in front of a wooden building and barrel. The picture on the right is of the boy sitting in the wagon with the kitten.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Woman holding a kitten in a garden

Woman holding a kitten in a garden

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A woman wearing a patterned dress stands near the edge of a backyard among shrubs while holding a kitten in her hands.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Charles R. Delphenis
Watch and Pray

Watch and Pray

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Embossed color postcard depicting two kittens looking over a fence with daisies on it. Written below them are the words, "Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation MATT. XXVI 41." Handwritten on the edge of the card is, "Mudder." There is no correspondence on back of the card.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes
Merry Makers

Merry Makers

Date: unknown
Creator: Bullard, C.I.
Description: Black and white photo postcard picturing three fluffy kittens. Two of them sit in a pot made from tree bark. "Merry Makers" is written on the card beneath them. It is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 205 East 5th, Okla Cy, Okla. it is postmarked Oklahoma, Okla. on May 12, 1907
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes
[Portrait of Girl with Kitten]

[Portrait of Girl with Kitten]

Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Description: Photograph of 1 person. The girl is photographed in one full-length, front-facing pose. She is wearing a light-colored dress with lace trim, light-colored stockings, and dark-colored shoes. She is holding a dark-colored kitten. Her hair is short and curled. In the background, there are plant vines.
Contributing Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum
Art Work at the Paramount Theater

Art Work at the Paramount Theater

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a painting inside the Paramount Theatre in Abilene. The painting depicts three kittens playing and has an ornate gold frame. There is a blue chair under it.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library