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6th Ward School in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1893

Description: Photograph of a large group of schoolchildren with their teacher in front of the 6th Ward School House in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1893. There are twenty-five boys, seventeen girls and one teacher. Some of the boys are seated or kneeling in the front row and the girls are taking up most of the middle row, standing. The boys are wearing knickers and jackets with boots and the girls are wearing dresses with jackets. There is a very large wooden door and arched doorway behind the group.
Date: 1893
Creator: Bryant Studio
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

Brands, Vol. 1

Description: Handwritten directory of brands associated with ranches mainly located in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Directory is arranged alphabetically by brand. Volume one covers A through T.
Date: c. 1890 - 1899
Creator: Cattle Raisers Association of Texas.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Brands, Vol. 2

Description: Handwritten directory of brands associated with ranches mainly located in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Directory is arranged alphabetically by brand. Volume two covers U through Z, and the numerical brands.
Date: c. 1890 - 1899
Creator: Cattle Raisers Association of Texas.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

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

Denner-Record and Capps Building in Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of the Denner-Record building and the Capps building on Fifth and Throckmorton Streets in Ft. Worth, Texas. The building is five stories tall and brick with a fire escape. It is surrounded by a sidewalk that is lined with bicycles and horse-drawn buggies. On the left side of the frame is a church tower and on the right is a sign that reads, "SUCCESS".
Date: 1890
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Emanuel Hebrew Rest Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of the 1898 funeral of David Linsky (1850-1898) at Emanuel Hebrew Rest Cemetery in the 1400 block of S. Main Street in Fort Worth. Many horse-drawn buggies and drivers surround the cemetery, which is on a dirt street two miles south of downtown. Linsky, 48, was a member of Woodmen of the World, a fraternal lodge which provided the tombstone for his grave.
Date: 1898
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

Employees of First National Bank of Fort Worth, Texas, 1893

Description: Studio photograph of ten employees of the First National Bank of Fort Worth. All of the men are wearing suits with vests, five are wearing watches with chains, four are wearing bow ties, four are wearing neckties, and one is wearing a corsage. Two of the men have beards and mustaches and four have mustaches. Four men are seated on chairs in the front row. They are on top of a rug and in front of a fake backdrop. In the back row from left to right is J.M. Tewmey, T.P. Martin Jr., Norman Enelson, J.W. Valliant, Taylor Cupp, and J.P. Smith Jr. In the front row from left to right is W.D. Peak, M.B. Loyd, E.B. Harrold and T.W. Slack.
Date: 1893
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Group of Men]

Description: Photograph of a group of men all wearing tuxedos for the Walter Want and Maude Watkins wedding on July 2, 1892. Front row L-R: Horace Luckett (Portland, Oregon), Al Jordon, Harry Robertson. Back row L-R: Sam Turis, Dr. Ike Mayfield (best dentist), Jim Reed.
Date: July 2, 1892
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Group of Pioneers]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women pioneers. L-R: Fay Turner-now Mrs. J.B. Chase of Boston, Ray Orgain-artist and designer in NY, Grace Elser-now Mrs. Hammett Hardy, May Tarlton and John Tarlton, with guitar, Bert Rose and Grace Hollingsworth behind, Gene Orgain, Lena Evans-now Mrs. Ed Callier of Dallas, Maurice Winfrey with parasol, Frances Tarlton-now Mrs. Lee Ellis.
Date: 1897~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Hood County Tax Receipt for Milton Parks, December 3 1891]

Description: Hood County Tax Receipt for Milton Parks in the amount of fourteen dollars and ninety-six cents for the year 1891. R.W. Boyce (240 acres) and Isaac Morris (91 acres) were the original grantees. This document is signed by collector B.W. Morris.
Date: December 3, 1891
Creator: Morris, B.W.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Log Cabin Village

[Hood County Tax Receipt for Milton Parks, December 8 1897]

Description: Hood County Tax Receipt for Milton Parks for the year 1897 in the amount of sixteen dollars and ninety-six cents. The original grantees were R.W. Boyce and J. Morris. The document is dated December 8, 1897 and was signed by S.P. Snider.
Date: December 8, 1897
Creator: Snider, S.P.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Log Cabin Village

[Hood County Tax Receipt for Milton Parks, December 23 1890]

Description: Hood County Tax Receipt for Milton Parks in the amount of sixteen dollars and ten cents for the year 1890. R.W. Boyce (240 acres) and Isaac Morris (91 acres) were the original grantees. This document is signed by collector B.W. Morris.
Date: December 23, 1890
Creator: Morris, B.W.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Log Cabin Village

In Loving Rememberance of Mrs. Mattie H. Cook

Description: Printed card remembering Mrs. Mattie H. Cook, who died on Dec. 9, 1893 at age 38. Her name is printed on an image of a Bible and a poem is printed below. The poem reads, "We miss thee from our home dear; We miss thee from thy place; A shadow o'er our life is cast; We miss the sunshine of thy face We miss thy kind and willing hand, Thy fond and earnest care; Our home is dark without thee- We miss thee everywhere."
Date: December 1893
Item Type: Image
Partner: Log Cabin Village

Journal of Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Session of the Northwest Texas Conference.: of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, held in Waxahachie, Texas, November 18-23, 1896.

Description: Journal proceedings of Northwest Texas Conference include a list of members, committees, condensed minutes of the proceedings, resolutions, by-laws, memoirs, and statistical tables.
Date: 1896
Creator: Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church

Journal of Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Session of the Northwest Texas Conference, of the Methodist Epsicopal Church, South, Held in the City Hall, Fort Worth, Texas, November 15th-21st, 1893.

Description: Journal proceedings of Northwest Texas Conference include a list of members, committees, condensed minutes of the proceedings, supplemental reports, constitution and by-laws of the Northwest Texas Conference Brotherhood, memoirs, and statistical tables.
Date: 1894
Creator: Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church

Lena Ellis on her 5th Birthday, 1894

Description: Studio photograph of Lena Ellis on her fifth birthday. Her hair is short, dark and parted in the middle. She is wearing a large, long white dress with a sash and poofy sleeves. Her shoes are black with buckles and she holds a bouquet of flowers in her right hand. She is standing on top of a grass pile with a wooden fence behind her. Printed beneath the photograph is, "Works, Cor. 3rd and Main Streets. Fort Worth. Tex." Written is, "Lena Ellis".
Date: August 30, 1894
Creator: Works
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families