William Ross, His family, and His Tailoring Business

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Photo of William Ross and his family. The group is posed together around a bench. Title: The History of William Ross and His Tailoring Business. Short biography of the business of William Ross an Austin, TX tailor. Image of the Ross family business. Title: Giant Oaks From Little Acorns Grow: The William Ross Story. A biography of William Ross.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 26 cm.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Building the African-American Community and was provided by Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 105 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

The Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum provides materials that represent the history of African American churches in the Austin area and have contributed to the Rescuing Texas History, 2006 and Building the African-American Community collections. The museum is named for Jacob Fontaine, a slave preacher who founded thirteen Baptist churches in Travis County. Mainly consisting of photographs, the items date from 1898 to 2006.

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Photo of William Ross and his family. The group is posed together around a bench.

Title: The History of William Ross and His Tailoring Business. Short biography of the business of William Ross an Austin, TX tailor. Image of the Ross family business. Title: Giant Oaks From Little Acorns Grow: The William Ross Story. A biography of William Ross.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 26 cm.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: frm--0010 ; frm-0011; frm-0012 ; frm-0013
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth17426

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Building the African-American Community

Building the African-American Community is a collection of photographs and texts largely from the Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum, a museum dedicated to preserving Austin’s African-American cultural history. The museum was named for Jacob Fontaine, who was born a slave in 1808 and served the community as a minister. He established several churches, a newspaper (the Gold Dollar), taught school, and established a grocery store and laundry. The collection includes photographs of church parishioners, families, students, weddings, church groups, and more from Austin’s African-American community.

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  • Sept. 13, 2006, 9:27 a.m.

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  • Oct. 6, 2009, 8:55 p.m.

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William Ross, His family, and His Tailoring Business, photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth17426/: accessed July 30, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum.