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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

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

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

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

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

Old Settlers Barbeque

Description: Photograph of the "Old Settlers Barbecye [corr: barbeque] given on the evening of June 15th 1909 on the lawn of Mrs Florence Peak, in honor of Mrs. W.H. Davis and Mrs. Peak, by W.G.Turner and Newton Lassiter. First Row - left to right, Mrs Richard King, "Mex" Dunn, Mrs John Mitchell, "Bud" Daggett, Eph.M. Daggett Jr, Col. Abe Harris, Mrs. Florence Peak, Sam Woody, Mrs W.H. Davis, Mrs Chas. Louck, Henry Feild, Jesse Melton and Major J.J. Jarvis. Upper Row- left ot right, Capt. M.B. Loyd, H.W. Peak, Jessee Jones and Benj P. Ayres."
Date: June 15, 1909
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Texas & Pacific Railroad Station Fire, 1904]

Description: Photograph of the Texas and Pacific Railroad Station fire which occurred in December 1904. A crowd of people stand in front of the building, watching as firefighters spray water at the roof of the top of the building. The majority of roof has been burned and smoke is emanating from the clock tower.
Date: December 1904
Creator: Swartz, C.L.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Texas & Pacific Railroad Station Fire, 1904]

Description: Photograph of the Texas and Pacific Railroad Station fire, December 1904. A crowd of people stand in front of the building, watching as firefighters spray water at the roof of the top of the building. Black smoke emanates from the roof, bell tower and the windows on the top floor on the far right side of the building.
Date: December 1904
Creator: Schwartz, C.L
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Theodore Roosevelt Visiting Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Three photographs stitched together showing an enormous crowd gathered to greet President Theodore Roosevelt in front of the Texas and Pacific Railway Station. The crowd contains men and women, all wearing hats. The men wear suits and the women wear dresses or blouses and skirts. The train station is on the left side of the frame and on the right side, in the background, are several buildings including a drug store, a pharmacy, and a saloon. People are seated on rooftops and telephone poles. Throughout the photograph are telephone and electricity poles and on the far left side of the photograph is a train.
Date: 1905
Creator: Swartz, C.L.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[View of Indian Gap, Texas]

Description: Photograph of Indian Gap, Texas. Indian Gap, as shown in the photo is located in a small valley (gap) between a northern hill and southern hill.
Date: 1907
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

W Ranch in Winkler County, Texas

Description: Photograph of cowboys on the W Ranch in Winkler County, Texas branding a horse. Men are: 1. R. E Cleveland, 2. Carter, 3. L.M. Jones, 4. Frank Copeland, 5. Hankins. They branded 10,000 calves that year (1906).
Date: 1906
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Worth Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1905

Description: Photograph of the Worth Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas. The buiding is five stories tall with arched windows and awnings and a store with display windows on the bottom floor. The sign in front of the store reads, "August's" and a sign further down the sidewalk reads, "Hotel Worth". In the foreground are telephone poles and wires.
Date: 1905
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library