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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?
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Bird's eye view map of San Antonio, Tex.

Description: A bird's eye view map of San Antonio that includes business advertisements. On the back is a Map of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway and Connections.
Date: 1891
Creator: San Antonio Light.
Item Type: Map
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Central Colorado Sheet, 1877

Description: Map of central Colorado in 1877. Printed at the top of the map is, "U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, F.V. Hayden in Charge. Central Colorado."
Date: 1877
Creator: Hayden, Ferdinand V.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

A Chart of the Internal Part of Louisiana

Description: Map of Louisiana as explored by Zebulon Pike and expedition. The map shows minimal topographical data, names of locations, and names of rivers including the Arkansaw River, Red River, and River La Platte. Information about Spanish, American, and Indian camps is included.
Date: unknown
Creator: Pike, Z. M.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Charter of The City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, As Passed by the 30th Legislature, 1907

Description: Charter of the City of Fort Worth includes the formal act of incorporation including organization of the city, government, police and fire departments, streets and sewerage, water supply, taxes, public health and sanitation, courts, public schools, and other provisions and laws. Index starts after page 63, on page i.
Date: 1907
Creator: City of Fort Worth
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Charter of The City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, As Passed by the 31st Legislature, 1909

Description: Charter of the City of Fort Worth includes the formal act of incorporation including organization of the city, government, police and fire departments, streets and sewers, parks, water and sewerage, taxes and finances, public health and sanitation, courts, and other provisions, ordinances, and laws. Index starts on page 87.
Date: 1909
Creator: City of Fort Worth
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library