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The 1911 Majestic Theater in Fort Worth

Description: Photograph of Commerce Street in Ft. Worth, Texas. The Majestic Theater is in the center of the frame with many signs and posters on it. Some read, "The St. Louis Limited. Road Through The Ozarks. Frisco Lines" Another poster reads, "Majestic, Venus, Alpha Sextette". This is Fort Worth's second Majestic Theater, built in 1911. Next to the theater is a building with awnings and a sign that reads, "Fisk Tires, Gasoline". Telephone poles and wires and horse-drawn buggies line the road.
Date: 1911?
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

7th Street Looking West, Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of 7th Street looking West in Ft. Worth, Texas. On the right side of the street is the Farmers and Mechanics National Bank with a clock over its doorway and many tall buildings next to it. Inlaid in the brick road are trolley tracks and overhead are electricity and telephone poles. On the road are many old cars, a horse-drawn buggy, and people.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Aermotor Company Monday Morning Shipment, 1896

Description: Photograph taken around in 1896 of A Monday Morning Shipment from the Aermotor Company's branch house at Ft. Worth Texas. There is a two-story stone building with several broken glass windows. Next to it there are men atop five horse-drawn carriages containing windmill parts and signs reading "The Aeromotor Chicago." Aeromotor is a windmill building company based in Chicago and was founded in 1888.
Date: unknown
Creator: Swartz, C.L.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[American Indians in front of teepee]

Description: Photograph of a group of American Indians outside of a teepee. There is a child in the entry way to the teepee. There are animal skins hung up behind the group and a teepee in the background. Front of photograph: "Scene in camp of Mow-Wi. Last battle at Palo Duro Canyon.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Armour Co. Baseball team of North Texas, 1915

Description: Photograph taken in 1915 of the ten members of the Armour Co. Champs baseball team of the North Texas Sunday League. The teams consists of 10 members, shown in the picture standing in a row, and two unidentified men sitting in front. A few of the names given are Bill Sorells, Oscar Vogel and Bill Stillman, though it cannot be determined who they are in the photograph.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Armstrong Packaging Company]

Description: Photograph of the Armstrong Packaging Company. It is comprised of four brick buildings. There are three smokestacks in the center and a water tower to the right. A wooden fence runs between the company and the railroad tracks. This photo is part of the Southwestern Mechanical Company Photograph Album.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hinsdale and Bryant
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

B.B. Paddock and Other Confederate Veterans

Description: Photograph of seven Civil War veterans, including B.B. Paddock who is second from the right in the back row. The men are wearing old Confederate uniforms, two with ribbons attached to their jackets and the rest with medals and insignia attached. Four of the men are wearing bow ties, three have mustaches and four have beards. The man seated in the center has a walking cane and the man on his right has a cigar. In the background is a bed, large curtains, and on the wall are two light fixtures and a framed painting. There is a light hanging from the ceiling.
Date: 1908
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

B.B. Paddock and Siblings

Description: Studio photograph of B.B. Paddock (standing on the left) and his siblings, including Mary Brown (seated on the right) and Jim Paddock. Mary Brown is wearing a dark long-sleeved dress with a white scarf around her neck. Her hair is gray and curly. The men all wear dark suits. B.B. Paddock wears a bow tie and has a mustache, the man next to him has a necktie and a mustache, and the seated man has a full gray beard and mustache.
Date: unknown
Creator: Greens
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[A.B. Gant Land Locator, 1868]

Description: A horse-drawn wagon stands near a two-story building. The second floor is the A.B. Gant Land Locator Times Office, and the first floor is a store for Drugs and Medicines. In 1868 it was the biggest land office west of Fort Worth.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Bronco Busting]

Description: Photograph of several men standing around a man who has a bronco pinned to the ground. Two men are holding ropes that are tied to the bronco and another man is holding the bronco's tail. There are buildings visible in the background. Printed on the lower part of the photograph is, "Saddleinga Texas Broncho First Time".
Date: unknown
Creator: Willis Studio
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Brown and Very department store on Houston Street in Ft. Worth]

Description: Photograph of the Brown & Vera department store building on Houston Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. The building in two stories tall, with window displays on the first floor showing dolls, clothes and other items. There are several people standing at the entrances to the store posing for the camera.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Brownwood Ice Company

Description: Photograph of the Brownwood Ice and Fuel Company; Ice, Coal and Cold Storage. The brick building has two smokestacks and a cooling tower on top. This photo is part of the Southwestern Mechanical Company Photograph Album.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hinsdale & Bryant
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Bull in field]

Description: Photograph of a bull in a field. Front of photograph: "Bonnie Prince, Sr. Grand Champion. Gist Hereford Farms."
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[C.H & W.E Connel General Merchandise, 1882]

Description: Men pose in front of the C.H. & W.E Connell General Merchandise Store in 1882 in Sweetwater, Texas. Last names of men written on picture and identified by number. 1. Berry 2. Hill 3. Prince 4. Johnson 5. Sloan 6. Green 7. Taylor 8. Germany 9. Beall
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Carl Schilder Family Celebration at Herman Park, March 26, 1905

Description: Photograph of a large group of people at Carl Schilder's 40th Birthday Celebration at Herman Park in Ft. Worth, Texas on March 26, 1905. There are over one hundred people in attendance, including children and several servants. A small horse drawn wagon bearing the name of Carl Schilder over a sign reading "The Brewery Exchange" suggests that he was the owner or proprietor of a Texas Brewery.
Date: unknown
Creator: Swartz, C.L.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Chief Quanah Parker Visiting Quanah, Texas

Description: Photograph of Quanah, Texas when Chief Quanah Parker visited on July 4, 1896. The Fort Worth and Denver Railway station is at the left. Over 250 Comanche braves rode horses in the parade with Parker and three of his wives.
Date: July 4, 1896
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Cleburne, Texas Baseball Players, 1906

Description: Photo collage of the Cleburne baseball team in 1906. In the center of the collage is a studio photograph of the entire team with coach Doak Roberts seated in the center and young boy in front of him. Four members of the team are seated on the floor with the front two lying on the boy's knees. Surrounding the center photograph are thirteen studio portraits of the individual players with Coach Doak Roberts in the top center. Throughout the collage are cutouts of the players in action - catching the ball, batting and throwing. The players names are written illegibly underneath their pictures and the words, "Cleburne 1906" surround the center photograph. On the mat at the bottom is written, "In Group Doak Roberts, Bat Boy -"
Date: 1906
Creator: Shaw
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Collage: Flag of Texas Hunters, Two men and a Woman during the Civil War period

Description: [Collage of the Flag of Texas Hunters and Marshall Guards surrounded by portraits of two men, one in Confederate uniform and a woman depicted during the Civil War period. The woman has been identified as Eudora Carolina Perry and the man as Robert Ross Wright] Newspaper clipping information: "The [Texas Hunters and Marshall Guards] flag is the handiwork of a group of young ladies of Marshall and Harrison County and was presented to the Texas Hunters and Marshall Guards on the occasion of their entry into the conflict."
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Collage of Men and Vehicles in Ft. Worth, Texas, 1920s

Description: Collage of seven photographs of scenes in Ft. Worth, Texas in the 1920s. The top left, top right, and middle right photographs show several horse-drawn buggies with several men in them. The top center and middle center photographs show a horse-drawn buggy with a covered top and men in suits and straw hats as passengers. In front and beside the buggy is a motorcycle driven by a young man in a suit, boots, and newsboy cap. In the background of these photographs are city streets and stores. The middle left and bottom photograph show several men in suits and ties, one with a bow tie. Some are wearing or holding straw hats, jackets, and caps. Two are holding cigars and one is holding a cigarette.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Coming Men of America, Panther City Lodge No. 2640, 1904

Description: Photograph of seventeen young men who are members of the Coming Men of America in 1904. Six boys are seated in the front row and the other eleven are standing behind them. The boys are wearing suits, some with vests and all with ties or bow ties and a small pin on their lapels. In the front row, across the knees of the three of the boys, hangs a banner that reads, "1st. Prize Panther City, Lodge 2640, C.M.A., Fort Worth, Tex." They are atop a rug.
Date: 1904
Creator: Swartz
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Commerce Street Scene in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1888

Description: Aerial photograph of Ft. Worth at Commerce Street in 1888. In the center is a large strip of buildings, homes and businesses, surrounded with dirt roads and more homes across those streets. A store on the right corner of the black has a sign that reads, "Black Smith Shop". In the foreground are dirt trakcs, a telephone pole, and a few horse-drawn wagons.
Date: 1888
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Construction of the W.T. Waggoner Home in Ft. Worth, Texas, 1912

Description: Photograph of several construction workers building the W.T. Waggoner home in Ft. Worth, Texas. The bottom of the house has many wooden beams with brick pillars, and on top of that are twenty construction workers dressed in coveralls or suspenders, all with hats. In the foreground are stacks of bricks and wooden beams. In the bottom left-hand corner is written, "Waggoner, Res. Aug. 28th, 1912."
Date: 1912
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[The Courthouse and Jail at Rising Star, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a man standing next to a horse and a dog. Behind the man, horse, and dog are the local courthouse and jail. Handwritten below the photograph is, "the Courthouse and jail at Rising Star."
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library