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First Baptist Church - Picnic

Description: Photograph of a group of people at a picnic honoring Rev and Mrs. Pius in 1922. Pictured are: Rev. and Mrs. Pius, Annie Roberts, La and Bueland Murphy, Ruth A. Pius, Mollie Perry, Rena Belle Leonard, Tracy Lewis, Janie Perry, Edna Stevenson, Rev. J.B. Knox, Lewis Mitchell, Mamie Smith, Birdie Lee, and Bessie Dotson.
Date: unknown
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

First Baptist Church - Usher Board -1

Description: Photograph of a group of ushers from First Baptist Church. The group includes several children standing in the front with rows of women and men standing behind them. They appear to be wearing matching outfits. This is Usher Board - 1 at First Baptist Church in 1930.
Date: 1930
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

First Baptist Church - Usher Board 2

Description: Photograph of a group of ushers from First Baptist Church. The group includes eight women and five men standing in two rows. They appear to be wearing matching outfits. This is Usher Board 2 at First Baptist Church in Austin around 1930.
Date: 1930
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

Frank Strain Family

Description: Photograph of a family including a man and woman seated with a young girl as well as two older girls and young boys standing around them. Frank Strain (Mahala's second oldest child) is pictured with his wife and five children. Frank Strain was the porter on the first train to make a trip to Austin, a Houston and Texas Central train from Houston.
Date: unknown
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

Frank Strain Residence on Speedway Blvd.

Description: Photograph of Frank Strain's residence on Speedway Blvd; the house and portions of the surrounding yard are visible. Frank was one of the oldest members of Metropolitan. He is a janitor for North Austin white school. The home is surrounded by the richest white citizens in Austin. He has been offered a handsome price for this place on the account of its surroundings but he is holding it for a higher price, which he feels confident he will get.
Date: unknown
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

Friendly R. Rice

Description: Portrait of Friendly R. Rice, principal of the Blackshear School of Austin, Texas from 1931 - 1972. Mr. Rice initiated the hot lunch program and the first black elementary school library in Texas. The F. R. Rice Secondary School is named in his honor.
Date: c. 1965
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

G.W. Norman School Faculty

Description: Photograph of the faculty from the G.W. Norman Elememtary School in Austin, TX around 1970. The 3rd lady on the left is Ida Hunt. She would become principal of Blackshear Elementary School. Also, Mr. Allen standing in the back was the current principal at the time, and also taught at Blackshear, in Austin, under F. R. Rice.
Date: 1970~
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

Granville Webster Norman

Description: Photograph of Granville Wester Norman, seated in front of two partially-visible women. He served the Austin Independent School District for thirty-two years, from 1896 - 1928. The Norman Elementary School is named in his honor.
Date: 1920~
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

Granville Webster Norman and Faculty

Description: Photograph of Granville Wester Norman and faculty members posed on the stairs outside of a brick building. Norman and a woman are standing on either side of the group; the others are seated on various steps. Granville Wester Norman (left) served the Austin Independent School District for thirty-two years, from 1896 - 1928. The Norman Elementary School is named in his honor. He is pictured with other faculty from the Austin area including E. E. Yearwood, Mrs. Brewer, Mrs. Shaw, and Mrs. Washington (noted on the photo).
Date: 1910~
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

Granville Webster Norman and Faculty

Description: Photograph of Granville Wester Norman with other faculty from the Austin area including E.E. Yearwood, Mrs. Brewer, Mrs. Shaw, and Mrs. Washington (noted on the photo). Norman and three women are seated in the front and the other teachers are standing in a semi-circle behind them. They appear to be outside, in front of a building. Norman served the Austin Independent School District for thirty-two years, from 1896 - 1928. The Norman Elementary School is named in his honor.
Date: 1920~
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

H.T. Kealing

Description: Portrait of a man, labeled "Prof. H. T. Kealing" in handwritten text at the bottom of the photograph. H.T. Kealing (1860 - 1918) was a principal, teacher, writer, editor, and distinguished Methodist Episcopal layman. He was among the first generation of blacks to attend school during the Reconstruction. Kealing Junior High School in Austin was named for him.
Date: unknown
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

Hortence Webster

Description: Photograph of a young girl (identified as Hortence Webster) in a light-colored dress, posed on a flight of stairs. She is sitting on a patterned rug near two houseplants. Hortence Webster, the great granddaughter of Mahala Murchison, the first African American to live in Austin.
Date: unknown
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum