[An ice cream social at the First Methodist Church in Texas City around 1909]

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Three young ladies, dressed in white shirtfronts, lockets and long white skirts are sitting on chairs in a room eating ice cream. A young man, dressed in a dark suit jacket and plaid pants, eats ice cream from a large ladle. The ice cream tin and an extra plate sit on a wooden chair in front of the young ladies. The room holds other wooden chairs and a podium, behind the people. A map of the United States and a framed certificate are on the back wall. The room appears to be either a church or a court room. On ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. [1906..1909].

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2006 and was provided by Moore Memorial Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 872 times , with 17 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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The Moore Memorial Public Library documents the local history of Texas City and surrounding areas. Because of their work in preserving historical materials, they received the Rescuing Texas History grant.

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Description

Three young ladies, dressed in white shirtfronts, lockets and long white skirts are sitting on chairs in a room eating ice cream. A young man, dressed in a dark suit jacket and plaid pants, eats ice cream from a large ladle. The ice cream tin and an extra plate sit on a wooden chair in front of the young ladies. The room holds other wooden chairs and a podium, behind the people. A map of the United States and a framed certificate are on the back wall. The room appears to be either a church or a court room. On the reverse of the photograph is written "Rev. Germany eating cream. Misses Whitney, Christine Davison and some other young lady. Note: Rev. Germany pastor of 1st Methodist Episcopal Church 1906 - 1909."

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Notes

[This photograph was also published on the title page in Texas City : Images of the Twentieth Century by Collier A. Campbell and Susie M. Moncla, published by The Donning Company Publishers in 1999. The caption there is listed as "A church ice cream social around 1909. Reverend W. H. Germany of the First Methodist Church, Christine Davison, Bernice Whitney, and Margaret Davison."

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Rescuing Texas History, 2006

Rescuing Texas History is a project that aims to digitize at-risk photographs, maps, artwork, and more. Funding was provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

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  • [1906..1909]

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  • 1906 - 1909

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • July 20, 2006, 10:17 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Feb. 27, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

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[An ice cream social at the First Methodist Church in Texas City around 1909], photograph, [1906..1909]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15187/: accessed June 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Moore Memorial Public Library.