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Ariel Club

Description: Early picture of the Ariel Club members taken in front of the home of Mrs. John C. Coit. Pictured are: Back row: Eulallie Wright, Mrs. Joe L. Long, Mrs. H. F. Schweer, Lee Williams, Mrs. Prove Mounts, Mrs. Will Wright, Mrs. Alex R. Hann, Myrtle Brooks, Mrs. H. G. Allen, Helen Smith, Sallie Thornely. Middle Row: Mrs. Sidney J. Carroll, Mrs. J. S. Kendall, Mrs. S. A. Gibson, Mrs. John C. Coit, Mrs. C. T. Ramsdell, Mrs. Pearl McCracken, Mrs. M. S. Stout. Front row: Mrs. W. C. Edwards, Mrs. C. F. Witherspoon, Miss Alice Mounts, Mrs. L. H. Schweer, Miss Nora M. Hulett, Mrs. Charles Saunders.
Date: 1904
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Brass Band and Little Elm "Reds" of 1908-1910]

Description: Photograph of the Little Elm 20th Century Band of 1908-1910. The members are posing with their instruments and in uniform. A caption identifying the members is included. Photograph of the Little Elm "Reds" baseball team of 1908-1910. The members are posing in uniform. A caption identifying them is included.
Date: c. 1908
Partner: Denton Public Library

Burial of John B. Denton

Description: Group of individuals on the Denton Square for the burial of John B. Denton on the lawn of the Denton County Courthouse. The pallbearers are E. B. Orr, L. Willis, J. M. Swisher, John W. Gober, J.H. Hawkins, and W. C. Wright. The Minnis and Curtis Drugstore can be seen in the southeast corner of the square. The Exchange National Bank can be seen in the background. This photo was given to the Library by Bess Minnis McFadden, according to a Denton Record Chronicle article from July 2, 1967.
Date: November 21, 1901
Partner: Denton Public Library

Burial of John B. Denton

Description: Burial of John B. Denton on the lawn of the Denton County Courthouse. The pall bearers were John W. Gober, E. B. Orr, L. Willis, J. M. Swisher, J. H. Hawkins, W. C. Wright. Rev. J. T. Denton, one of John B. Denton's sons, was in charge of the services. Son John B. Denton, Jr. and grandson Wiliam Baker were also present.
Date: 1900
Partner: Denton Public Library

Confederate Veterans

Description: Large group of unidentified men from "Sul-Ross Camp" number 129. The picture was taken in front of the Denton County Courthouse.
Date: 1902
Creator: Shaw and Hargrove
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Partner: Denton Public Library

Confederate Veterans

Description: Large group of unidentified men who were soldiers in the Confederate Army, from Sul Ross Camp, no. 129. The photo was taken with the Denton County Courthouse as the backdrop.
Date: 1902
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Partner: Denton Public Library

The Cottage Hotel

Description: Exterior view of the Cottage Hotel on South Locust Street
Date: 1900~
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton Athletic Club

Description: Group portrait of the Denton Athletic Club's baseball team in uniform. Pictured are: (top row, from left to right) Frank Case (3rd base), Guy Witherspoon (shortstop), Robert Edwards, Lawrence Schweer (1st base); (middle row, from left to right) Aubrey Terrell (right fielder), Will Edwards (Manager), Ford Witherspoon (2nd base); (bottom row from left to right) Alex Hann (pitcher), Timmons, Bala Williams (left fielder), Ed Hann (catcher).
Date: c. 1902
Creator: Williams Art Conference
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton County Courthouse

Description: Exterior view of the Denton County Courthouse. Five unidentified individuals are standing outside of the courthouse. It was built in 1876 at a cost of $40,000 and was condemned in 1894.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton High School Girl's Basketball Team

Description: Team photo of the 1908 Denton High School girls' basketball team. The team photo is printed over an image of a basketball on a white background. Pictured are: Maude Bruce (coach), Nell Bayless, Lucille Blewett, Emma Bell Lipscomb, Susie Davidson, Lula Evers, Maude Zumwalt, Katie Bass, Blanch Thomason, Mary Williams. Mary Williams later married Woodson A. Harris after completing a teaching certificate at UNT (then Normal College). They had four children and lived the majority of their lives at 425 Fry Street.
Date: 1908
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton High School Girl's Basketball Team

Description: Team photo of the 1907 Denton High School girls' basketball team. Pictured are: Katie Bass, Bess Browder, Lula Evers, Mary Williams, Alice Mounts, Maude Bruce, Mary Bart, Ina Fritz, Alice Cowan, Emma Belle Lipscomb, Lola Parker, Anna Banks, Nell Bayless, Blanche Thomason. The newspaper caption read: Girls' Basketball Team. "These young ladies were members of Denton High School's second basketball team. All but two of them changed their names with marriage. Their married names and their residences were supplied by Mrs. Clarence A. Tripp of Denton, the former Lula Evers. Kneeling, left to right, are Emma Belle Lipscomb (Mrs. Owen Johnson of California), Lola Parker (Mrs. E. H. Walpole of Oklahoma City), Anna Banks (now Dr. Banks of New York City), Nell Bayless (Mrs. John Underwood of Dallas), Blanche Thomason (Mrs. David C. Wiley of Monahans). Standing left to right, Katie Bass (Mrs. Donald O'Neil of Dallas), Bess Browder (Mrs. Bess McCullar of Taos, N.M.), Lula Evers (Mrs. Tripp), Mary Williams (Mrs. J. B. Stevenson of Wellington), Coach Alice Mounts (Mrs. Clarence Cockerell of Dallas), Coach Maud Bruce (Mrs. Campbell Duggan of Opalika, Ala.), Mary Barb (Mrs. Joe Elliott of Forney), Ina Fritz, (Mrs. M. L. O'Banion of Houston) and Alice Cowan (Dr. Cowan of Canyon).
Date: 1907
Partner: Denton Public Library

Exterior of Henry Selz's House

Description: Exterior of Henry Selz's house. Their "new" Buick automobile is parked in the foreground on the left and the house is set off by a white picket fence. Tall trees flank the house on either side. The year 1908 is written on the back of the photograph, along with the notes, "The Henry Senz Home, father of Earl, Leo & Pinter. Note the "new Buick." "Moody & Earl had many wonderful trips in it before their marriage." As an "aside", an article appeared in the Denton Record-Chronicle on May 8, 1912, entitled, "Denton Boys in Auto Smash-Up." Henry Selz, Jr., was driving the family automobile, along with his brother Piner Selz and their friend Horace Maynard, when it slid off the road and went into an embankment. The automobile was reported as going 25-35 miles-per-hour. Horace Maynard suffered internal injuries and a broken hip. The automobile also suffered the loss of both front fenders and a few dents. The car belonged to Mr. Henry Selz, Sr.
Date: 1908?
Partner: Denton Public Library

Exterior of the Merchant Tailor Company

Description: Exterior of the Boylan Tailor Shop and R.K. Rains' Barbershop, located on the north side of the square. There is a buggy in the foreground to the right. The tailor shop was originally opened by F.J. Boylan, the second man from the right, his stepsons, John W. and Walter R. "Rube" Scott are to his left, an unidentified African-American male stands on the far right. A barbershop pole and two signs hang from the shop to the right. The signs say: Hot & Cold Baths; and R.K. Rains. Richard Kerr Rains owned the R.K. Rains Barber Shop until he sold his business in April of 1910 to Ed Roberts. In 1912, the Boylan & Co., Merchant and Scott Tailoring Co. combined and formed the Scott Tailor Company. According to the 1910 Census, John W. Scott was 23 in 1910, his occupation was listed as "Tailor" and he owned the business. Walter R. Scott was 27 and his occupation was "Tailor in men's clothing." Later, in the 1923 Retail Merchants' Association's Denton City Directory, the brothers have several businesses: John W. Tailoring Co., on the west side of the square; Walter Scott was the Manager of the North Side Tailor Shop, and also listed as the "Proprietor" of a Dry Cleaning & Press Shop, also located on the north side.
Date: 1909?
Partner: Denton Public Library

Former Sheriffs of Denton County

Description: Group portrait of all of the ex-sheriffs of Denton County who were still alive, or available for a portrait at that time, except Williams S. "W. S." (Bill) Fry, who was out of town. Standing in the top row, from left to right: Sam Hawkins and Warren Elisha "W. E." (Lish) Durbin. Sitting in the bottom row, from left to right: Charles Alexander "C. A." (Alex) Williams, Christopher Columbus "C. C." (Lum) Daugherty, William F."W F." Egan, and Captain Robert Henry "R. H." (Bob) Hopkins. Charles Alexander Williams was Sheriff from 1856-1858 & 1866-1868; Christopher Columbus (Lum) Daugherty from 1860-1862; William F. Egan from 1869-1878; Robert Henry Hopkins from 1878-1882; Sam Hawkins was Sheriff from 1894-1900; Warren Elisha Durbin from 1900-1904.
Date: 1905
Partner: Denton Public Library

Former Sheriffs of Denton County

Description: Group portrait of all of the ex-sheriffs of Denton County at the time, except W. S. (Bill) Fry, who was not in town at the time. Standing in the top row, from left to right: Sam Hawkins and Warren Elisha "W. E." (Lish) Durbin. Sitting in the bottom row, from left to right: Charles Alexander "C. A." (Alex) Williams, Christopher Columbus "C. C." (Lum) Daugherty, Walter F. "W. F." Egan, and Captain "Robert Henry "R. H." (Bob) Hopkins.
Date: 1905
Partner: Denton Public Library

Former Sheriffs of Denton County

Description: Groups portrait of all of the ex-sheriffs of Denton County at the time, except W. S. (Bill) Fry, who was not in town at the time. Standing in the top row, from left to right: Sam Hawkings and W. E. (Lish) Durbin. Sitting in the bottom row, from left to right: Charles Alexander "C. A." (Alex) Williams, Christopher Columbus "C. C." (Lum) Daugherty, Walter F. "W. F." Egan, and Captain Robert Harris "R. H." (Bob) Hopkins.
Date: 1905
Partner: Denton Public Library

Four Unidentified Men

Description: Portrait of four unidentified men. Two of the men are young; two are white or gray haired.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Denton Public Library

Gentry Thompson and Dog in Automobile

Description: Gentry Thompson sits in an automobile in a dark suit and hat and looks towards the camera. A white dog is sitting in the car in front of him. Newspaper caption reads: First Auto Here - Gentry Thompson, ginner who fancied diamonds, cars and a pet bull dog, is shown here in his auto, the first in Denton. Note the tillertype steering mechanism. His constant companion, the bull dog, went along for the ride in the dawning machine age.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Denton Public Library

George V. Huffmon

Description: Portrait of George V. Huffmon in a military uniform.
Date: 1906
Creator: Lucerne Studio
Partner: Denton Public Library

Girls' Tip-Top Basketball Team

Description: North Texas State Normal School's girls' Tip-Top basketball team. Pictured are: Hope McMinn, Esther Whittaker, Katherine Black, Sadie Roberts, Mary Belle Jones, Cassie Higgins, Beulah Davies, Justa Glass, Elizabeth Elliott, Volina Cohen, Dixie McDaniel, Marylee Matthews, Eula Moore.
Date: 1907
Partner: Denton Public Library

Graduating Class of May 1907

Description: Photograph of J. W. Parker, superintendent of the school, Walter Trickey, W. B. Chambers, Jennie Bowers, Alma Lain, and Fay Parker.
Date: 1907~
Partner: Denton Public Library

Hallie Thurman

Description: Head-and-shoulders portrait of Hallie Thurman in a high-necked dress.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Denton Public Library

Henry Selz Family on donkeys in Mineral Wells

Description: The Henry Selz family on donkeys in Mineral Wells. Included are: Henry Selz, Martha Selz (far left), their daughters, Katie(far right), and Lula (younger daughter).
Date: 1908?
Partner: Denton Public Library

Interior View of Boylan Merchant Tailor Shop

Description: Two unidentified men in the interior of the Boylan Merchant Tailor Shop. One of the two men has been possibly identified as J. Enfarlment.
Date: January 1, 1904
Partner: Denton Public Library