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[Administration Building, Texas Centennial Exposition]

Description: Photograph of the Administration Building taken during Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, Texas in 1936. Arch of building has a statue in center. In front of the statue is a water fountain surrounded by three flags. An American flag is flying in the left of the photo; there is a tree on right.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Agriculture Building, Texas Centennial Exposition]

Description: Photograph of the Agriculture Building taken during the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, Texas in 1936. Multi-story brick building with entrance that faces east. Entrance has four square columns that lead to the front doors. Sign to far left reads: BUS STOP.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Alamo, Texas Centennial Exposition]

Description: Photograph of the Alamo taken during the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, Texas in 1936. Rock building with four columns in front. Foreground has four poles with benches in between poles. Two men and a woman standing to right of photo.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Amphitheatre, Texas Centennial Exposition]

Description: Photograph of the Amphitheatre taken during the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, Texas in 1936. The theatre is a huge dome shaped cement stage. Two people are standing toward front of stage (left) and may be singers with a seated orchestra in the background. Rows of seating can be seen in foreground.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Aquarium, Texas Centennial Exposition]

Description: Photograph of the Aquarium taken during the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, Texas in 1936. White, one story brick building with three sets of double doors at the entrance. To far left of photo, is an arch with two people wearing hats walking under it. People can be seen on and in front of the cement steps leading to the entrance of the Aquarium. Trees on the far left. A street is visible in the foreground.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Cotton Bowl, Texas Centennial Exposition]

Description: Photograph of the Cotton Bowl from the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, Texas in 1936. Stadium filled with people. People standing in row formations on the field. There is also a stage area set up behind them with red, white, and blue banners. Large building in background.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Erastus Deaf Smith]

Description: Front - black and white drawing of Erastus Deaf Smith wearing a jacket and tie. Shadows behind him. Back - worn around edge of picture plain brown paper covers all backside of the frame and picture backing.
Date: 1936
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Esplanade and State Building]

Description: Photograph of the esplanade and the State Building taken during the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, Texas in 1936. Center of photo shows a long, narrow body of water. Two women are sitting on a bench in right foreground. Flags flying in background. Buildings on right and left.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Esplanade Exhibit buildings]

Description: Photograph of the Esplanade and the Exhibit buildings taken during Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, Texas in 1936. Foreground shows several boxed in areas of landscaping. Background shows tops of several tall buildings.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Federal Building, Texas Centennial Exposition]

Description: Photograph of the Federal Building taken during the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, Texas in 1936. Brick building has a tall rectangular shaped tower on the north of the building. American flags on right and left of tower. Flag in right background (may be Texas).
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Ford Building, Texas Centennial Exposition]

Description: Photograph of the Ford Building taken during the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, Texas in 1936. Ford Building has a huge sign proclaiming it "FORD" directly above the five sets of double doors at the front entrance. Multi-story brick building, has two American flags flying on tall flagpoles on either side of the front entrance. Tree on far right of building.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[General Motors Building, Texas Centennial Exposition]

Description: Photograph of the General Motors Building taken during the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, Texas in 1936. White stucco building with five arches that lead to the front entrances of the building. Above building entrance is a large "GM". American flag to the left of the front entrances and partial view of another American flag on far left of photo.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Kelly Peareson and Mary Peareson at Camp Mystic in Kerrville, TX]

Description: Photographic print of Kelly Peareson and Mary Peareson at Camp Mystic in Kerrville, TX about 1936. Kelly is wearing a striped blouse with puffy short sleeves and a v-neck collar with shorts. Mary is wearing a white blouse with large collar at v neck and white shorts. Other girls are seated in the grass behind them (one to the right of Mary has a large "T" on the front of her white shirt. Partial view of girls standing to left top corner.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Law West of the Pecos]

Description: Photograph of the "Law West of the Pecos" building taken during the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, Texas in 1936. One-story wooden building with covered porch that extends the entire length of the building. Top of the roof has a sign that reads: Judge Roy Bean, Notary Public. Signs on left under covered porch "The Jersey Lilly" and on right "Justice of the Peace". Wooden fence on right of photo. Wooden building to left of photo.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A man standing in front of the Jaybird Monument]

Description: Photograph of the Jaybird Monument. A man (unidentified) with a dark three-piece suit and hat is standing in front of the monument's iron fence that surrounds it. He has his arm wrapped around a corner post. The monument is a free standing cement monument. Bare trees can be seen behind the monument. Building in the background. Businesses in left background. Two large two story buildings in right background. Photo has tears in border and is creased in bottom left corner. Black ink writing on back.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mirabeau B. Lamar]

Description: Front - black and white drawing of Mirabeau B. Lamar. Frame is black and aged in some spots. "The Father of the Texas Public School System." Back - worn badly around the inside edge of picture frame and where the picture starts.
Date: 1936
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mother of Texas Jane Long]

Description: Front picture of the Mother of Texas Jane Long. Back-taped around the edges of the picture itself to the frame. Cardboard type paper covers to whole backside.
Date: 1936
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Museum of Domestic Arts, Texas Centennial Exposition]

Description: Photograph of the Museum of Domestic Arts taken during the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, Texas in 1936. Museum is a multi-story brick building with a covered entrance with three round cement columns. Two sets of steps lead to the building. There is a shrub on either side of the covered entrance. Shrubs are in front of the cement platform that leads to the second set of steps.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum