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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

Minnis, Madden & Co.

Description: Interior view of the Minnis,Madden & Co. Drug Store. Glass counters line all three visible sides of the store. Behind the counters are shelves which are filled with goods. Eight men are visible in the photograph, but only five are identified. From left: J. A. Madden (behind show case), unknown male, Dr. J. M. Inge, unknown male, unknown male, Fred Hutchinson, Mr. Shehay (first name unknown, listed as the "drug drummer"), J. A. Minnis. J. A. Minnis is behind the counter on the right. -Photograph was given to the Emily Fowler Library by Mrs. Fred (Bess) Minnis McFadden. The identifying information on this photograph says: Minnis and Curtis Drug Store, 1888; the information was written by Bess Minnis McFadden, daughter of J. A. Minnis, however, we think it is more likely that the photograph should be identified as Minnis, Madden & Co. and the time period should be around 1892-1894. This is based on the fact that the people listed on the back are Minnis & Madden and Curtis is not listed. Advertisements for Minnis, Madden & Co., are listed in the 1892 Denton County News and the 1894 business directory of Denton County. The History of Denton, Texas by C. A. Bridges, also lists the business and mentions it location as being on the south side of the square.
Date: 1892-1894?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Interior of Unidentified Grocery Store

Description: Interior of unidentified grocery store with five unidentified men standing in the back. There are glass counters on either side of the store with items above, below, and inside the glass. Shelving is also visible on the left side of the store, running the length of the wall and stacked full of goods.
Date: June 24, 1893
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Interior of Unidentified Grocery Store

Description: Photograph of five unidentified men standing in the back of a grocery store. There are glass counters on either side of the store with items above, below, and inside the glass. Shelving is also visible on the left side of the store, running the length of the wall and stacked full of goods.
Date: June 24, 1893
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

1894 Denton Business Directory and Handy Guide

Description: This business directory of Denton county includes business advertisements and information regarding updates in the county circa 1894.
Date: 1894~
Creator: Colville, J.M.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton City School Grade Seven

Description: Class picture of the Denton City School's seventh grade. Superintendent Professor Limbaugh is on the far left. The children and the teacher are all unidentified.
Date: 1894
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton City School Grade Seven

Description: Class picture of the Denton City School's seventh grade. Superintendent Professor Limbaugh is on the far left. The children and the teacher are all unidentified.
Date: 1894
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton City School Grade Three

Description: Class picture of Denton City School's third grade. The teacher, Leona Gray, is to the far right. Standing in the back in a suit and bow tie is superintendent Professor Limbaugh. The children are all unidentified.
Date: 1894
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton City School Grade Two

Description: Class picture of the second grade at the Denton City School for the 1894-95 school year. Superintendent Professor Limbaugh is standing in the back.
Date: 1894
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton Dramatic Club

Description: Photo of the Denton Dramatic Club including: John Waldron (director), (top row, left-to-right) John Douglas, Myrtle Wright, Gene Richardson, (middle row) Otis Graham, Lee Williams, Inge McCormick, (bottom row) Will Head, Effie Wright, Henry Neely.
Date: 1894
Creator: Williams
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton Dramatic Club

Description: Photo of the Denton Dramatic Club including: John Waldron (director), (top row, left-to-right) John Douglas, Myrtle Wright, Gene Richardson, Otis Graham, (middle row, left-to-right) Lee Williams, Inge McCormick, (bottom row, left-to-right) Will Head, Effie Wright, Henry Neely.
Date: 1894
Creator: Williams
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Will Huffman, ? Brown, Jack Christal, Rufus Fry, ? Brown

Description: Photograph of five men posing on horseback. They are wearing boots, white shirts, vests, and hats. Rope is attached to the saddles of some of the horses. The man in the middle is John Calvin (Jack) Christal of Denton, born in 1874.
Date: 1894?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton Fire Department

Description: Exterior view of the Denton Fire Department on West Oak Street. There are a number of unidentified men standing in front of fire station along with two horse-drawn buggies. On June 3, 1879 members of the Denton Joint Stock Company entered into an agreement to have the red brick building erected by one of the partners, a Mr.Luinis V. (L.V.) Brown. According to an article that appeared in the Denton Record-Chronicle, on March 2, 1940, the building was razed by the Works Progress Administration in 1940; materials from the building were used in erecting a municipal storeroom on the city's lot just west of the municipal building. [DRC May 18, 1938, p.1]
Date: 1895?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton Public School Third Grade Class

Description: 1895-96 Denton Public School third grade class photo. The teacher, Leona Gray, is on the far right. There are 52 students who are all unidentified.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton Public School Third Grade Class

Description: 1895-96 Denton Public School third grade class photo. The teacher, Leona Gray, is on the far right. There are 52 students who are all unidentified.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library