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City Christmas Parade

Description: Photograph of the N. C. O. Wives Club at a City Christmas Parade in Abilene. There are several people on the float dressed in biblical costumes. There are people gathered on the sidewalks watching the parade in front of Waddington's store.
Date: 1955
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Native

Description: Copy negative of an island man wearing a headdress, sarong, and necklace, playing a type of drum in front of a grass hut.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

City Cab Polio Drive

Description: Photograph of two children helping at a City Cab polio benefit drive. They are standing on chairs drawing attention to a display for the benefit while other people wait in the room.
Date: 1955
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Heart Screening - KRBC TV and KWKE

Description: Photograph of Dr. Adamson and nurses doing heart screenings for patients on KRBC TV and KWKE. The nurses are standing around the patients sitting in chairs. Dr. Adamson is kneeling in front of the patient. There are other items and supplies in the room.
Date: 1955
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Grissoms Department Store Diamond Jubilee

Description: Photograph of a man dressed in a soldier uniform for the Diamond Jubilee celebration walking North along Pine Street near Minter's, one block over from Grissom's Department Store. There are other people on the sidewalk, which is lined with shops and cars.
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

City Christmas Parade

Description: Photograph of a Christmas parade float for Alpha Chapter. The float consists of a pyramid structure, and a fake camel and palm tree in front of it. On each side of the camel is a person dressed in robes kneeling. Text at the front of the float says "Alpha Eta Chapter," with three symbols below it. In the background, there is a crowd of people standing in front of buildings watching the float.
Date: 1955
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

City Christmas Parade

Description: Photograph of a parade float identified as "'Night Before Christmas" for a Christmas parade. The float is a wooden structure with a grass-like material attached to it; there are people inside the float. It has a sign on the outside front that says "...Night Before Christmas Special;" there is a round sign with two vertical lines on the bottom front of the float. Text also on the front says "Miami Operating Co.," and letters on the side that spell out "S-P-E-B-S-Q-S-A." There are two horses pulling the float. In the background, there is a crowd of people in front of buildings watching the float.
Date: 1955
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Air Base Water Pump

Description: Photograph of an air base water pump pumping flood water in Abilene. There is a pipe spewing water in the front and a hose and pump in the back. There is a car in the background.
Date: 1950
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

City Christmas Parade #1

Description: Photograph of a Christmas parade float inside of a building. The float consists of a fake camel and a paper pyramid. There is a group of unidentified women standing in front of the float. In the foreground, there is a tire and metal objects. In the background, there are wooden beams and a sign that says "...arts Room."
Date: 1955
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Volcan Irazu, Costa Rica

Description: Copy negative of an aerial view of the the IrazĂș Volcano in Costa Rica erupting. There is smoke rising from the site and lava around it. The photograph was taken by the United States Army Air Corps.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library