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Ed Reed and Edgar Clark with Unidentified Man

Description: Portrait of Ed Reed (on right), Belle Starr's son, and Edgar Clark of Denton, Texas, with an unidentified man on the left. They are standing by a wooden contraption and in front of a painted backdrop. Both men are wearing similar rings on their left ring fingers. According to the 1900 U.S. Census, Edgar Clark was born in May of 1870 and living with his widowed mother and siblings at the Clark home located at the corner of Center (which is now Carroll Blvd) and Mulberry streets in Denton, Texas. His occupation was listed as "bartender." James "Ed" Edwin Reed was born in California on February 22, 1871 to Myra Maybell Reed, who later became known as Belle Starr. He was shot and killed in Claremore, Indian Territory [Oklahoma], on December 14, 1896 while attempting to arrest two men - J. N. Clark and Joe Gibbs - charged with peddling whiskey. He was previously a deputy U.S. Marshall and was known for the killing of two outlaw brothers in Wagoner, Oklahoma: Zeke and Dick Crittendon. Ed Reed's notorious past included horse theft and stolen property in Fort Smith, Arkansas (c1889), and along with his brother, Russell, the murder of James Rich in Echo, Texas (1893). Reed later turned state's evidence in another case, was released and made into a deputy marshal [-Cherokee Advocate, Dec.19, 1896].
Date: 1890?
Creator: W. H. Catterlin Co.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Normal College

Description: Group of school children from the Normal College. Those identified on the back of the mount: Louise Medlin Gibson, Henry Medlin, Alice Lively, Nora Atchison, Annie Kessell, Elle McMurray, Mary Alexander, Professor Crumley, Albert Keith, Lula Blewett, Georgia Carruth, Nora Carpenter, Sula Abney, Robbie Davis, Nora Jones, George Rayzor, Lee Arnold, Walter Piner, Frank Boner, Charlie Medlen, Sam Keith.
Date: 1890~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

[1890] Denton Business Review and Directory

Description: This Denton business review was published as a guide for the farmers and residents of Denton county outside of the city. The directory includes descriptions of Denton's agricultural resources, commercial advantages, and business institutions.
Date: May 1890
Item Type: Book
Partner: Denton Public Library

Gober Family

Description: Family photo of the Gober family in front of a frame house. Pictured from left-to-right are: Mattie Gober Curry, Julia Gober Wright, Arcania Gober Wright, Mary Camp Gober, John W. Gober, William Gober, Gus Gober, J. S. J. Gober, Otis E. Gober. Two framed signs on the outside of the house say, "Home Sweet Home" and "Trust in God." A note written on the back of the photos says" Aunt Kanie married Bob Wright; Mattie married Wesley Curry; Otis married Elvira McCracken; J.S.J. married Ida McCracken; Gus married (no name); Marmaduke was brother of W. C. Wright. The name Effie is handwritten at the top, so we assume that the photo belonged to Effie Wright.
Date: 1891
Creator: Chism Bros.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Texas Normal College, Student Recital]

Description: Invitation to a student recital given by pupils of Mrs. E. F. McKissack of Texas Normal College in Denton, Texas. The recital was held Monday, April 13, 1891.
Date: 1891-04-13~
Creator: Texas Normal College, Conservatory of Music
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

1891. Announcement of Closing Exercises of Texas Normal College

Description: Announcement and invitation to the closing exercises and commencement at Texas Normal College in Denton, Texas in 1891. The closing exercises include a musicale by students of the Department of Music on June 17, exercises by the Scientific Class on June 18, and annual commencement and presentation of diplomas on June 19.
Date: 1891-06-10~
Creator: Texas Normal College
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

Commencement Concert, Texas Normal College

Description: Program for the commencement concert at Texas Normal College on June 17, 1891. The program includes the order of services and the titles, creators, and performers of musical pieces.
Date: 1891-06-17?
Creator: Texas Normal College, Conservatory of Music
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

Closing Exercises, Junior Scientifics, Texas Normal College

Description: Program of the closing exercises for Junior Scientifics at Texas Normal College in Denton, Texas on June 18, 1891. The program includes the titles, creators, and performers of musical and poetic pieces.
Date: 1891-06-18~
Creator: Texas Normal College
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

First Baptist Church Aid Society

Description: Group portrait of the members of the First Batptist Church Aid Society taken at the home of Mrs. A. E. Graham. Photograph given to the Emily Fowler Library by Bess Minnis McFadden.
Date: 1892
Creator: Jones and Parks
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Lou Hann and Her Art Class

Description: Portait of Lou Hann and her art class, five individuals standing behind four sitting. They are identified as (top row, left-to-right) Lula Blewett, Zilpha Eads, Effie Wright, Myrtle Bacon, Clara Hann, (bottom row, left-to-right) Myrtle Wright, Lou Hann, and Georgia Carruth.
Date: 1892
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Texas Normal College, Denton, Texas

Description: Program for the graduating exercises and commencement at Texas Normal College in 1892 includes a list of graduates and a list of performances and orations by students.
Date: 1892-07-28?
Creator: Texas Normal College
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

Commencement, Texas Normal College

Description: Program for the commencement at Texas Normal College on July 30, 1892 includes a list of graduates and order of exercises.
Date: 1892-07-30?
Creator: Texas Normal College
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

Cooper Creek School

Description: School picture from Cooper Creek School for the 1893-1894 school year. The teacher is identified as Leona Gray.
Date: 1893
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Group of Five Girls, One with a Guitar

Description: Group of five girls in dresses posing for the camera, one girl has a guitar. The girl sitting is identified as Mollie Street, the other girls are not distinguished but named, Jennie B., Duck G., Mattie H., and Daisy C. The four girls closest to the camera are facing the right while the girl in the far back is facing the camera.
Date: [1893, 1894]
Creator: Jones Photographic Studios of American.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library