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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

Chadron, Nebraska in 1905

Description: Photograph of Main Street in Chadron, Nebraska in February 1905. Businesses include a Ladies' Bazar, a Dry Goods & Notions Store and a Grocer.
Date: February 5, 1909
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

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

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

Cowboys Getting Ready for a Roundup

Description: Cowboys on the W Ranch getting ready for a roundup in 1908. W.S. Priest is the third man from the right.
Date: 1908
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Cowboys Having Dinner at Unknown Ranch

Description: Photograph of ten cowboys having dinner on a ranch near Clarendon, Texas in May 1904. Most of them sit on the ground to eat.
Date: May 1904
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Decker Meat Packing Plant in Mason City, Iowa

Description: Photograph of a the Decker Meat Packing Plant in Mason City, Iowa. It is a large three story brick building. Employees sit and stand on a loading dock next to a railroad box car.
Date: 1905
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Ernest O. Thompson, Overland Automobiles 1909

Description: Photograph four old automobiles with drivers parked in front of a dealerships. The tops are down and the drivers wear suits, two with caps, one with a cowboy hat and one with goggles. Behind the cars is a wooden building with a sign that reads, "Ernest O. Thompson Overland Automobiles". Next to that is a lumber yard with the words, "Amarillo Lumber & Coal" painted on the roof.
Date: 1909
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

First Garza County Court

Description: Photograph of the first Garza County Court. There are several men seated and standing in front of a canvas tent. All of the men are wearing hats and some are wearing neckties and some vests. In the front row, left to right are: S.C. Wilkes, L.F. Barrow, Walter Roy, and a Mr. Davis. In the back row, left to right: W.E. Alexander, Hal Murrey, Bud Boren, B.F. Wilkes and Oscar Kelly. In the middle of the frame is an old automobile with people in it. On the left side of the frame is a covered wagon and in the foreground is a saddle.
Date: July 1907
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Grocers and Butchers Assosciation of North Fort Worth, 1905

Description: Photograph of at least a hundred people gathered on the steps of a large stone building. Women in white dresses and hats and children take up the first couple of rows. Behind them are many men, mostly dressed in suits, ties and hats. There are two signs and one banner held up that read, "The Best Thing That Ever Happened for the Mfg'rs. Clobbers and Retailers", "2nd Anual Picnic & Barbecue, Grocers & Butchers, Ass'n." and "Grocers and Butchers Association. Behind the group are six tall pillars and open windows with people leaning out of them. On the bottom right-hand corner of the mat is printed, "Photo by C.L. Swartz, 108 West Fifth St., Fort Worth, Texas."
Date: 1905
Creator: Swartz, C.L.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Houston Street Looking North in Ft. Worth, Texas c. 1907

Description: Photograph of Houston Street looking North in Ft. Worth, Texas. In the center of the street is a boy riding a bicycle between trolley tracks towards trolleys and horse-drawn buggies. On either side of the street are tall buildings with signs such as, "Lyric Theatre", "A.J. Anderson Co Gun Store" and "Hotel Melba". Lining the street are telephone and electric poles. This photo is dated 1907 or later because the Flatiron building, constructed in 1907 can be seen on the left.
Date: 1907~
Creator: Smith Photo Co.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Houston Street on Market Day in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1877

Description: Photograph of Houston Street on Market Day in Ft. Worth, Texas. The frame is full of covered-wagons, horses, parcels and piles of goods, and many men and boys, most in dark jackets and cowboy hats. In the background are many business with signs.
Date: 1905
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

J.L.Pennington Ranch near Claude, Texas

Description: Photograph of cowboys having dinner on the J.L.Pennington Ranch on the panhandle plains of Texas. The man third from the left is T.H. Pennington.
Date: 1900
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

J.M. Treadwell Driving a Buggy

Description: Photograph of J.M. Treadwell driving a buggy with a canopy in 1906. Prince and King Dodo are the horses.
Date: 1906
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Judge Roy Bean Trying a Case, 1900

Description: Photograph of a Judge Roy Bean holding court, trying a horse thief in 1900. He was the only peace officer west of the Pecos River at the time.
Date: 1900
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Lou Beall Sawyer Blanton

Description: Photograph of Lou Beall Sawyer Blanton in a playful photograph with five other women and a young girl. The women are in a row from tallest to shortest with their hands around each other's waists except for Ms. Blanton who is holding the hand of the woman in front of her who's other hand is on her forehead. Three of the women and the young girl are wearing Victorian dresses and the other three are wearing long-sleeved blouses and long skirts. The woman fifth from the front is wearing a bow tie and the woman in the front is wearing a sash around her neck. In the background is a tree and a large house. Written below the photograph, underneath the second woman from the right in the black dress is an arrow and the name, "Lou Beall".
Date: May 26, 1900
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Lou Beall-Sawyer Blanton, Byrd Ellis and Other Women

Description: Photograph of six women and one small girl standing in front and on the stoop of a large building with a porch and hanging plants. Three of the women and the girl are wearing Victorian dresses and the other three women are wearing long-sleeved blouses and long skirts. One woman is wearing a bow tie and another is wearing a hat. Written on the photograph is "Mother" above the woman second from the left and "Aunt Byrd" second from the right.
Date: May 26, 1900
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

The Lucas Gusher, 1901

Description: Photograph of the Lucas gusher in 1901. The Lucas gusher is a spindletop that is gushing oil out of the top of it. On the ground surrounding the spindletop are several workers, two holding a large hose.
Date: 1901
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Matador Ranch Headquarters

Description: Photograph of the Matador Ranch Headquarters in 1901. The man on the platform who is fishing is Johnnie McBain, the ranch bookkeeper at that time. Standing next to McBain is Mrs. B.F. Harper and the other girl is Esther Cammack.
Date: 1901
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Matthew Stuart Blanton, Fannie Ellis Dubose and an Unidentified Woman

Description: Photograph of Matthew Stuart Blanton with an unidentified woman and Fannie Ellis Dubose in a dark dress standing on a porch looking down on the couple. Mr. Blanton is wearing a dark jacket, collared shirt and bowler hat. The unidentified woman is wearing a white blouse, necktie and long skirt and is smiling. In the background is a sidewalk, trees and houses. Written beside Ms. Dubose is "Auntie" and underneath Mr. Blanton is, "Papa".
Date: May 26, 1900
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Metropolitan Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1905

Description: Photograph of the Metropolitan Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas. The building is brick and three-stories tall . On the front side of the building is a small balcony. On the side of the building is a sign that reads, "Metropolitan Hotel". The building is surrounded by a sidewalk and brick street with a few horse-drawn carriages. On the corner of the sidewalk is a street lamp.
Date: 1905
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Oil Field in Beaumont, Texas, 1901

Description: Photograph of very many derricks in an oil field. In the foreground are wooden shacks, stacks of wooden boards, smokestacks with smoke plumes rising out of them. In the bottom right-hand corner is the name, "Trost".
Date: 1901
Creator: Trost Studio
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library