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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?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Fifteenth Annual Commencement of the Denton High School

Description: Program for the Fifteenth Annual Commencement of the Denton High School at Wright's Opera House on Friday, May 18, 1900 contains an order of services, and a list of the Board of Trustees.
Date: c. 1900-05-18
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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: c. 1900
Item Type: Photograph
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: c. 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

George V. Huffmon

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

Girls College of Industrial Art, Denton, Tex.

Description: Postcard contains photograph of the Old Main Building at Girls College of Industrial Art, now known as Texas Woman's University, in Denton, Texas. The postcard is addressed to Miss Amy A. Allen in Manhattan, Kansas.
Date: c. 1907
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Girls Industrial College Diploma]

Description: Diploma certifying that Beulah Kincaid completed the Commercial Arts Course and graduated from the Girls Industrial College of Texas. Certificate is signed by the President of the Board of Regents and the President of the College.
Date: June 8, 1904
Item Type: Text
Partner: Texas Woman's University

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
Item Type: Photograph
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: c. 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Hallie Thurman

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

In Loving Rememberance of Mrs. Jessamine Blount

Description: A short poem commemorates the life of Jessamine Blount who died on June 28, 1900 at the age of 49. Dr. J. P. Blount, first president of a Denton bank, survived his wife.
Date: c. 1900-06-28
Creator: Blount Family
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Joe Lister]

Description: Studio portrait of Joe Lister. Mr. Lister is holding a hat and standing next to an elaborate wicker chair. A paisley drape is in the background.
Date: c. 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

John B. Denton College

Description: Newspaper clipping contains information about students of John B. Denton College and the construction of the college building.
Date: c. 1901-09-26
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Denton Public Library

John B. Denton College

Description: Newspaper clipping contains information about the creation of John B. Denton College in Denton, Texas. O. M. Thurman was the first president of the college.
Date: c. 1901-06-23
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Denton Public Library

[John B. Denton Funeral Notice]

Description: Funeral notice for John B. Denton, who was killed by indians on May 22, 1841. The interment was held at the Denton Courthouse on November 21, 1901. This notice was given to the Denton Public Library by Mrs. R.M. Mitchell and was included in one of three scrapbooks that she made for the library.
Date: November 21, 1901
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

John Bunyan Denton

Description: Photograph of an artist's sketch depicting the death of John B. Denton in the Indian fight at Village Creek on May 24, 1841. Captain Denton and Captain Henry Stout, also shown in the sketch, were leading an advanced scouting party when they were ambushed on Village Creek near modern Fort Worth. Denton was killed and Stout severely wounded.
Date: 1907
Creator: Broome Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

John Dunn

Description: John Dunn standing next to a cabin made out of wood in a field.
Date: August 8, 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library