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Mrs. T.C. Bunch, Mayfest, Ft. Worth, Texas in 1895

Description: Photograph of Mrs. T.C. Bunch standing in front of a white horse attached to a decorated carriage. She is wearing white dresses with puffy sleeves, a sash, holding a fan and has a bow in her hair. She is looking at an elderly man who is holding the reins of the horse in one hand and a cowboy hat in the other. Behind the horse and buggy are stairs leading to an open room with streamers in the windows. Across the top of the door are the words, "Mayfest '95".
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Marine School in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1897

Description: Photograph of schoolchildren and their teacher at the Marine School in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1897. There are nineteen boys, ten girls and one teacher. The boys are wearing knickers and jackets with large collars and the girls are wearing dresses, some with pinafores. The teacher is seated in the center on the first row and is wearing a blouse with puffy sleeves, a belt and a long skirt. Behind the group is a building with wooden shutters.
Date: 1897
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

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

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

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

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

Main Street in Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of Main Street in Ft. Worth, Texas. There are several very tall brick buildings lining the street, most of them with signs. The building on the right side of the frame has an entryway with pillars, a clock and a tall smokestack on the roof. A building on the left has an American flag on the roof. In the street are old cars, some horse-drawn buggies, and people. There are also people on the sidewalks and vending carts. Written on the photograph is, "Main Street City".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Main Street Looking North, Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of Main Street looking North in Ft. Worth, Texas. On the left side of the street is the Ft. Worth National Building which is many stories tall and has other business signs in the upper windows, such as, "Dr. J.T. Edwards DENTIST". There are several buildings next to the bank leading north towards the Courthouse. On the right side of the street are more businesses, and on the right side of the frame is a street light and two signs, one that says, "DRUGS" and "$15". The street is lined with trolley tracks, horse-drawn buggies, old cars and people, mostly men dressed in black with hats.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

North Main Street, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1914

Description: Photograph of North Main Street in Ft. Worth. The road is dirt with trolley tracks leading to trolleys in the center background. Lining the road are electricity and telephone poles and wires. Behind those are buildings and trees. Written across the bottom of the photograph is, "North Main St. from foot of Padlock Viaduct Looking North."
Date: 1914
Creator: Smith Photo Co.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

North Main Street, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1914

Description: Photograph of North Main Street in Ft. Worth looking at a large Courthouse. Inlaid in the brick street are trolley tracks, and lining the road are electricity and telephone poles and wires, bushes, and two smokestacks.
Date: 1914
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

City Hall in Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of City Hall in Ft. Worth, Texas. The building is at least three stories tall with arched windows and a clock tower. In the foreground are men in hats walking on the sidewalk, benches, shrubs, trees and street lamps.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Ft. Worth Street Scene

Description: Photograph of a street in Ft. Worth, Texas. The street is inlaid with trolley tracks with a trolley on them. On either side of the street are businesses and boardwalks with people on them. Lining the boardwalk are horses and horse-drawn buggies and in the foreground is a street lamp and an electric pole. Written at the top of the building on the right side of the frame is, "Drug Store".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Street Scene in Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of a street in Ft. Worth, Texas. The street is dirt and inlaid with trolley tracks with a trolley. On either side of the street are one and two-story commercial buildings with "Drug Store" painted on one of them. On the road are horse-drawn buggies and people. In the foreground are electric poles.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Street Scene in Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of a dirt street with trolley tracks. The road is lined with businesses and electricity or telephone poles. In the street are several horse-drawn buggies.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Street Scene in Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of a street in Ft. Worth, Texas. The street is dirt and inlaid with trolley tracks. On either side of the street are two or three-story buildings with boardwalks and awnings. Lining the street are telephone and electric poles and wires and horse-drawn buggies. There are people, mostly men, on the street and boardwalk.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Street Scene in Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of a street scene in Ft. Worth, Texas. The street is full of horse-drawn buggies, a boy on a bicycle, and a trolley. Lining the street are electricity and telephone poles and tall commercial buildings. There is a sign on a building on the right side of the street that reads, "Ticket Office" and another that reads, "Hotel Worth".
Date: unknown
Creator: Smith Photo Co.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Street Scene in Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of a street scene in Ft. Worth, Texas. The street has trolley tracks, old cars and horse-drawn buggies. Tall commercial buildings line the road and there are street lamps and people on the sidewalks. A sign on the left side of the frame reads, "CAFE".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Street Scene in Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of a street scene in Ft. Worth, Texas. There are trolleys and trolley tracks in the center of the street and lining the sidewalks are old cars. Tall commercial buildings are on either side of the street with signs such as, "Trunks", "Arcade Apartments", and "Acres Sign Studio, Signs". There are street lamps and telephone poles on sidewalk.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Photograph of Freeport, Texas Harbor]

Description: Photograph of the harbor at Freeport, Texas. There is a body of water running through the ground with two boats docked at the bank. On the right side of the frame is a long ware-house like building and across the water is a water tower.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Building on Fire, Galveston, Texas

Description: Photograph of a large building on fire and crumbling after a large storm in Galveston, Texas. The back half of the building is gone and the roof in the center of the frame is falling. There are piles of debris surrounding the building. Two men with fire hoses are spraying the building. In the foreground are train or trolley tracks and a truck bed.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Crushed Garage After Galveston, Texas Storm, 1915

Description: Photograph of two men and a crushed car amongst piles of debris after a storm in Galveston, Texas. The car is underneath piles of brick and a man in a newsboy cap is leaning on it. On the car are the numbers, "1507". In the background is a large pile of bricks and a man in suspenders, all within tin walls.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Galveston, Texas After Storm in 1915

Description: Photograph of Galveston, Texas after a storm. In the foreground on the right is a large pile of debris, mostly wooden beams. On the left side of the frame is a man walking beside a building with a covered sidewalk. On the awning it reads, "Cafe Hotel, Seawall Cafe". Further down the sidewalk are more buildings and a few people on the wet sidewalk. On the right side in the background are parked cars.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library