[Photograph of Hall of Negro Life at Texas Fair]

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Photograph of a multi-story, windowless building with two dark, open entrances at the front center of the building and a lard concrete driving leading to a street. A circular symbol or image lays on the face of the building, below 3-D letters that say "Hall of Negro Life." There are benches scattered around the edge of the drive, and a tall flagpole bearing the American Flag. There are two pairs of men and women walking towards the entrances from the street that runs diagonal to the building. A decorative border runs around the edge of the photo, and on the ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1936.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2016 and was provided by the Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 150 times, with 4 in the last month. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

The Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell includes family photographs, letters, and documents along with journals and church registers. The collection spans many Texas counties and over 150 years of Texas history.

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Photograph of a multi-story, windowless building with two dark, open entrances at the front center of the building and a lard concrete driving leading to a street. A circular symbol or image lays on the face of the building, below 3-D letters that say "Hall of Negro Life." There are benches scattered around the edge of the drive, and a tall flagpole bearing the American Flag. There are two pairs of men and women walking towards the entrances from the street that runs diagonal to the building. A decorative border runs around the edge of the photo, and on the back, there are notes about the building, including one that says the building was later torn down.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2016

This compilation of newspapers, photographs, and other materials gives a glimpse into the diverse people and fascinating places that have contributed to the growth of Texas over the past two centuries.

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  • 1936

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  • Feb. 28, 2017, 8:56 p.m.

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  • April 3, 2017, 11 a.m.

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[Photograph of Hall of Negro Life at Texas Fair], photograph, 1936; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth834049/: accessed September 19, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell.