Mrs. Pierce's Jitney Service

Description

Before Irving received bus service, one of the ways to travel to downtown Dallas was on one of the local jitney services. Mrs. B. L. Pierce operated a jitney service from Irving to Dallas and back. Here she poses with some of her customers, c. 1915.

Physical Description

1 photograph : sepia ; 3.5 x 5 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1915~.

Context

This photograph is part of the collection entitled: O.D. and Estelle Bates Collection and was provided by Irving Archives to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 108 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Irving Archives

Located in the Irving Public Library, the Archives collect and preserve the history of Irving, its residents, and its predecessor communities. Their holdings date from the mid-19th century to the present and contain artifacts from both city government and from private sources.

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Description

Before Irving received bus service, one of the ways to travel to downtown Dallas was on one of the local jitney services. Mrs. B. L. Pierce operated a jitney service from Irving to Dallas and back. Here she poses with some of her customers, c. 1915.

Physical Description

1 photograph : sepia ; 3.5 x 5 in.

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O.D. and Estelle Bates Collection

O. D. and Estelle Bates came to Irving during the late 1960s. Motivated by their interest in local history, they collected photos and conducted interviews documenting the history of the Irving area.

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Creation Date

  • 1915~

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  • June 10, 2005, 2:40 p.m.

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  • Oct. 13, 2014, 11:32 a.m.

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Mrs. Pierce's Jitney Service, photograph, 1915~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3246/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Irving Archives.