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Woolworth Drug Store #2

Description: Photograph of a display window at Woolworth Drug Store in Abilene, viewed from the sidewalk. There are signs, merchandise, and decorative cows behind the glass.
Date: 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[People at a Banquet Celebrating Progress]

Description: Copy photograph of a group of people at a banquet. At a table in front of the diners are several other people seated in front of a large sign that says, "10 years of Progress; 1952 and still growing."
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Western Cotton Oil Offices

Description: Photograph of a woman looking through the files in an open drawer of a file cabinet. There are four rows of file cabinets in the office and a plant sitting on top of the cabinets. A desk with a paper tray, telephone, and other items can be seen in the foreground.
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Western Cotton Oil Offices

Description: Photograph of a woman wearing glasses sitting in an office flipping through files. There is a typewriter behind her and a desk with a small calendar and a telephone in front of her.
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Western Cotton Oil Offices

Description: Photograph of a woman wearing glasses sitting a small desk typing on a typewriter. She is looking at a few papers to the side of the typewriter as she types.
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Abilene Women's Club

Description: Photograph of a Christmas parade float. The float consists of a man dressed as Santa Claus inside an artificial plane decorated with leaves. Text on the side of the float says "Here Comes Santa Clause Abilene Savings & Loan." In the background, there is a crowd of people.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Chamber Banquet at Rose Field House

Description: Photograph of an unidentified group of men and women standing at the Chamber of Commerce banquet in the Rose Field House. The men are wearing suits, and the women are wearing skirt suits and hats; one woman is wearing a fur stole. In the background, there are other people and a sign on the wall that says "Refreshment Center."
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Chamber Banquet at Rose Field House

Description: Photograph of trucks in front of the Rose Field House. This event was the chamber of commerce banquet in Abilene, Texas. A man stands next to one of the trucks that has the sign "explosives" on the front.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Chamber Banquet at Rose Field House

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man standing at a podium at the Chamber of Commerce banquet in the Rose Field House. There is a floral centerpiece in front of the podium. In the background, there is a large sign with an illustration of a man wearing a hard hat and carrying a wrench; text above the man says "Petroleum," and to the left of the man says "Petroleum Pete." To the right of the man, there are illustrations of Texas with a zoom-in of Taylor County and the surrounding counties. There are illustrations of drops of oil with text inside of them; the text says "Lift Costs (Oil Production) $20,020,452," and "Production to Royalty Owners $25,030,296."
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Christmas Parade

Description: Photograph of a float at a Christmas parade on Cypress street in Abilene, Texas. The float is decorated with a church tower with two bells. Two women in dresses are standing on each end of the float. A banner on the side of the float says, "The Bells of Noel," and a banner on the front says, "Colt Club."
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Christmas Parade

Description: Photograph of a float at a Christmas parade on Cypress street in Abilene, Texas. The float is decorated like Santa Claus's workshop, with children dressed as elves and playing with toys. A man dressed as Santa Claus is sitting at the top of the float. "Zeta Alpha" is written on the side of the float.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Christmas Parade

Description: Photograph of a Christmas parade float. The float consists of a wreath on a platform with an reindeer in the middle of it, and a man dressed as Santa Claus sitting on the platform. Towards the front of the float, there is a group of children. Candy canes and leaves decorate the float. A sign on the front of it says "West Texas Utilities Company." A sign on the side of the platform says "Santa and Helpers." In the background, there are two women walking, an empty set of bleachers, and another float with a Christmas tree on it.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Christmas Parade

Description: Photograph of a float at a Christmas parade on Cypress street in Abilene, Texas. The float is decorated with a model farm set, as well as a model sled and horses.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Christmas Parade

Description: Photograph of the Kiwanis and Theta Sigma float in the Christmas Parade. There is a little boy on the float kneeling in what appears to be a choir robe. There is also something on the float that looks to be a replica of a cathedral.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Christmas Parade

Description: Photograph of a float at a Christmas parade on Cypress street in Abilene, Texas. A man is standing on top of the float and a child is sitting. The float is decorated as a desert scene, with barbed wire and cacti. "B & P V" can be seen written on the side of the float. A crowd watches from the side of the street.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Christmas Parade

Description: Photograph of a float at a Christmas parade on Cypress street in Abilene, Texas. The church is decorated as a woodland with animal models and a small tree. The float is titled "Woodland Holiday." A Foremost logo is on the front of the float.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Christmas Parade

Description: Photograph of a float at a Christmas parade on Cypress street in Abilene, Texas. The float, a carriage, is being pulled by horses. A man in a top hat and a woman in a dress sit in the back of the carriage. The side of the carriage says, "The Friendly First."
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Christmas Parade

Description: Photograph of the front view of the Kiwanis and Theta Sigma float in the Christmas Parade. There is a woman wearing a robe sitting behind a replica of an organ. In front of her are two little boys in robes kneeling on the float.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Christmas Parade

Description: Photograph of a Christmas parade float. The float consists of one woman dressed as an angel, two men dressed as shepherds, and an artificial sheep. A sign on the back of the float says "Desk & Derrick Club. Sponsored by Miami Operating Co." Text on the side of the float says "I Bring You Good Tidings of Great Joy." In the background, there is a house and a float with a sign that says "Santa and Helpers."
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Christmas Parade

Description: Photograph of a Christmas parade float. The float consists of a man dressed as Santa Claus inside an artificial plane decorated with leaves. Text on the side of the float says "Here Comes Santa Clause Abilene Savings & Loan." In the background, there is a crowd of people.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Christmas Parade

Description: Photograph of a float at a Christmas parade on Cypress street in Abilene, Texas. Four women are sitting on the float. They are holding a rope attached to a giant Christmas card at the top of the float. "Joy To The World," is written on the side of the float, and "Alpha Omicron" is on the front.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library