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Theater Staff

Description: Copy negative of a picture of the staff of the Melba Theatre in Dallas, posed inside the theater with some sitting on the floor, some sitting in chairs, and some standing. Their names are, from left to right on the bottom row, Fred Mueller, Richard Hamilton, David Henderson, James Harrison, R. B. Oliver, Frances Carr, and Jimmie Barhen. The second row is Nadine Sinclair, Charles Blaners, Joe Linz, Wally Akin, Charles Snyder, Paul Kay, Robert Cox, and Odie Mae Miller. The names in order for the top row are not visible, but some more men are labeled in the subject.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Theater Audience

Description: Copy negative of a crowd in the Arcadia Theatre in Dallas, Texas watching the Mickey Mouse Club perform. There are details printed under the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Theater Staff

Description: Copy negative of the staff of the Arcadia Theatre in Dallas, Texas wearing suits and standing in front of a tree. They are H. P. Williams, Tom Carisle, Ralph Warner, and Houston Bailey.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Large Men's Group Shot

Description: Copy negative of the Quarter Century Class of Dallas Consistory - Scottish Rite. There are about 50 men sitting in chairs and standing on stairs in front of a building. The event took place on November 10-13, 1930 in Dallas, Texas. There is a handwritten note below the picture and a partially visible newspaper article on the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Band at State Fair

Description: Copy negative of the HSU Cowboy Band at the State Fairgrounds in the Hall of State building with a statue in the background. The band is arranged on steps, and standing in front of them are Mayor of Dallas Woodall Rogers, Wally Akin, and Harry L. Beal, President of the State Fair of Texas. There is a typed note in the bottom left corner and other pictures are partially visible below.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Four Men Dressed as Women

Description: Copy negative of three unknown men and Wally Akin dressed in women's clothing. The men are sitting in a line on a window ledge of a brick building. They are wearing women's skirts with socks, dress shoes, suit jackets, vests, ties, and hats. Handwritten notes are around the image.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Man and Woman in Yard; Portrait of Woman

Description: Copy negative of two pictures. The first is of Menvil Mae Buchanan and Scott Lavette Seastrunk standing in a yard with plants behind them, taken in 1924 in Putnam, Texas. The second picture is a portrait of Menvil Mae Buchanan Seastrunk in 1947, taken at the Baker Hotel in Dallas, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Children at Theater

Description: Copy negative of a group of children standing on the sidewalk in front of the Arcadia Theatre in Dallas, Texas. The movie "Big Time" with Lee Tracy and Mae Clark is advertised. Most of the children are boys, and one of them is holding a pair of roller skates.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Theater Exterior

Description: Copy negative of the outside of the Arcadia Theatre in Dallas, Texas. There is a large sign promoting the movie "The Vagabond King" with Dennis King and Jeanette MacDonald. There are other signs near the entrance and a car is parked on the left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Theater Employees

Description: Copy photograph of a group shot of the employees of the Melba Theater in Dallas, Texas. Twenty-two people stand and sit in three rows in the lobby of the Melba Theater.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Theater Interior

Description: Copy negative of two pictures of the inside of the Arcadia Theatre in Dallas. The first is the view from the stage, and the second is a view from the upper right side of the room. There are typed and written notes on the page.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Postcard Ad for Electric Signs

Description: Copy negative of an advertisements for electric signs. On the left are pictures of three theaters with the signs, Mr. Harry Gould and Mr. Marsline K. Moore. There is typed text on the right with testimonials about the signs from the two men and Wally Akin. Above and below this ad are other partially visible pictures of theaters.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Theater Billboard

Description: Copy negative of a theater billboard for the Arcadia Theatre in Dallas, Texas, in front of a brick wall with trash on the sidewalk and street.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Theater Billboard

Description: Copy negative of a billboard for the Arcadia Theatre in Dallas, Texas. It is in front of a brick wall on a sidewalk. There are several advertisements on the billboard and some small piles of items on the sidewalk and street around it.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Children Outside Theater

Description: Copy negative of a group of children and a couple of adults standing on the sidewalk, waiting in line for the kiddie show at the Arcadia Theatre. There is a car parked in the street on the right and a bicycle leaning on the building on the left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Theater Sign

Description: Copy negative of a tree shaped sign for the Arcadia Theatre in Dallas, Texas. There are other buildings, a street, and power lines visible around the sign.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Theater Exterior

Description: Copy negative of the outside of the Arcadia Theatre in Dallas, Texas taken from the street. There are several signs advertising the movie "The Vagabond King" with Dennis King, Jeanette MacDonal, and Lillian Roth.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Theater Exterior

Description: Copy negative of the outside of the Arcadia Theatre in Dallas, Texas. There is a large sign promoting the movie "The Vagabond King" with Dennis King and Jeanette MacDonald. There are plants and other signs below, near the entrance. There is a note written to the left of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of Children

Description: Copy negative of a portrait of Deborah Ann and Carolyn Denise Dennis as small children. They are facing the right with hands together, wearing light colored dresses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of Baby

Description: Copy negative of a portrait of baby Charles Barton Dennis at age 6 1/2 months wearing striped clothing.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of a Man

Description: Copy negative of Cassmer Villeneuve, a banker. This portrait was taken by Church in Dallas, Texas. It is known that Cassmer Villeneuve died in 1890.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of a Child

Description: Copy negative of Jennie Scollard as a child. She is seated on a chair against a blanket and wearing a dress.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of a Woman

Description: Copy negative of Mrs. Matilda Villeneuve, a banker. This portrait was taken by Church studio in Dallas, Texas. It is known that Matilda Villeneuve died in 1890.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Two Men in Uniform Posing

Description: Copy negative of a portrait of H. D. Scott and C. C. Derrick dressed in uniform. They are standing next to each other and have their elbows resting on the barricade prop.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library