[The First Boy Scouts in Mineral Wells, 1902] Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title [The First Boy Scouts in Mineral Wells, 1902]

Date

  • Creation: 1902
  • Digitized: 2006-10-30

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: A note on back of this photograph states, "1902, 1st Boy Scouts in Mineral Wells, organized by Frank Creighton (L) met in old Sangcura Sprudel Well Pavilion." The picture was taken in front of Green's Transfer Building. This photograph possibly shows the youth division of a local lodge, probably Shriners. Please note that the boys shown in the picture are shouldering real rifles. The uniforms depicted look more like Zouaves than Boy Scouts, while the adult frowning on the extreme left has a sword in his hand. This historic photograph captures a precursor to the Boy Scout movement, that started six years later in England. It spread to America in 1910 to generate an interest in outdoor and educational activities among teen-age boys.
  • Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w

Subject

  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Clubs and Organizations - Boy Scouts
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Business, Economics and Finance - Service Industries
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Firearms

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
  • Time Period: new-sou
  • Coverage Date: 1902

Collection

  • Name: A. F. Weaver Collection
    Code: AFWC

Institution

  • Name: Boyce Ditto Public Library
    Code: BDPL

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Photograph

Format

  • Image

Identifier

  • Accession or Local Control No: AWO_1117P