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Street Scene in Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of a street scene in Ft. Worth, Texas. Inlaid in the brick road are trolley tracks and on the road are a few people and horse-drawn buggies. On either side of the road are large business buildings and sidewalks lined with railings. There is a sign on the left side of the road that reads, "Majestic Theatre, Moder Vaudeville, 2 Performances Daily." There are also many telephone and electric poles and wires.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Street Scene and Pool Hall in Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of many horse-drawn buggies, including one with bales of hay stacked on it, and a tall tree in front of a two-story house. On the right side of the frame is a large building with "Havana Cigar" and "Pool Hall" painted on the side. Scattered throughout are telephone and electricity poles and wires and there are trolley tracks in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Directory of the City of Fort Worth 1907-08

Description: Directory for Fort Worth, Texas includes address listings for businesses and individuals as well as advertisements from local businesses. According to the title page, the directory contains "the Present State, County and City Governments, County Officials of Texas, Giving Date of Organization of of Each County as also County Seat; List of Counties, Judicial Districts, District Judges and Clerks, and Time of Holding Courts in all Counties in Texas; Representative, Senatorial, Congressional and Supreme Judicial Districts; Court of Civil Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals, U.S. Judicial District and U.S. Circuit Courts, where Returnable; a Complete List of all Postoffices and money Order Offices in Texas; also an Index of Societies, Associations, Churches, Corporations, Educational Institutes; Full Name and Address of all Residents, Their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory, also a Valuable Street and Avenue Guide, Numerically Arranged."
Date: 1907
Creator: Morrison & Fourmy Directory Co.
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

The Texas Spring Palace.

Description: This pamphlet includes a guide to the Texas Spring Palace including particular sites and places in Texas. Additionally, the Texas and Southwestern Railway Guide starts on page 59 with printed timetables for the train schedules.
Date: May 1890
Creator: Rose, John R.
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Directory of the City of Fort Worth 1905-06.

Description: Directory to the city of Fort Worth, Texas includes lists of important institutions and locations as well as address listings for businesses and individuals. Index to Advertisements is on page 5; Table of Contents is on page 8.
Date: 1905
Creator: Morrison & Fourmy Directory Co.
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Morrison & Fourmy's General Directory of the City of Fort Worth 1899-1900.

Description: Directory to the city of Fort Worth, Texas includes lists of important institutions and locations as well as address listings for businesses and individuals. Index to Advertisements is on page 7; Table of Contents is on page 8.
Date: 1899
Creator: Morrison & Fourmy
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

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

B.B. Paddock and Others

Description: Studio photograph of thirteen men, including B.B. Paddock seated in the center row, second from left. All of the men are wearing suits and vests. Five of the men are holding hats, including bowlers. Five are wearing watch chains, eight are wearing bow ties, four are wearing neckties, and two have glasses. Ten of the men have mustaches including one with a goatee. The men are on two rugs and there are two windows in the background.
Date: unknown
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

Confederate Soldiers Reunion

Description: Photograph of nine men and three women at a Confederate Reunion. Six of the men are in Confederate uniform while the other three wear suits, one with a vest and one with a tie. Five of the men have ribbons attached to their coats. Five men have mustaches and four have beards. The man third from the right is holding a walking cane and the man five from the right, in the center, is B.B. Paddock. Behind the men stand three women in white dresses with large ribbons attached to their shoulders. The woman on the right is wearing glasses, gloves and holding a large Texas flag. Every person in the photo wears a hat. In the background is a brick building with curtained windows.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Ft. Worth Cityscape, 1920s

Description: Photograph of the Ft. Worth cityscape in the 1920s. The photograph shows, from left to right, the Neil P. Anderson Building, City Hall, Star-Telegram Building, W.C. Stripling Company Building, Burk Burnett Building, Carnegie Library, W.T. Waggoner Building, First National Bank Building, Texas State Bank Building, F. and M. Bank Building, Flatiron Building, and the Texas Hotel. City Hall has a tall clock tower, the Carnegie Library has a rooftop balcony, the flatiron building has a rooftop water tower and a fire escape and in the foreground are tall trees and telephone wires.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Polytechnic Public Schools Faculty, 1911-1912

Description: Studio photograph of fourteen faculty at the Polytechnic Public Schools Faculty in Ft. Worth, Texas. Seated in the front row are three men and three women, and standing in the back row are seven women and one man. The men are wearing suits with bow ties and neckties and one has a vest and mustache. The women are wearing long lace dresses, one is wearing a headband, one a brooch, two with necklaces and one is holding a purse. They are atop a rug and in front of a backdrop.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Collage of Men and Vehicles in Ft. Worth, Texas, 1920s

Description: Collage of seven photographs of scenes in Ft. Worth, Texas in the 1920s. The top left, top right, and middle right photographs show several horse-drawn buggies with several men in them. The top center and middle center photographs show a horse-drawn buggy with a covered top and men in suits and straw hats as passengers. In front and beside the buggy is a motorcycle driven by a young man in a suit, boots, and newsboy cap. In the background of these photographs are city streets and stores. The middle left and bottom photograph show several men in suits and ties, one with a bow tie. Some are wearing or holding straw hats, jackets, and caps. Two are holding cigars and one is holding a cigarette.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Ranger, Texas Police Force

Description: Photograph of the Ranger, Texas Police Force. There are seventeen men total, three are seated and four standing on the porch and ten are lined up in front of the porch. The four men standing on the porch are wearing suits, hats, vests and neckties. The rest of the men are wearing dark police uniforms with shiny buttons, vests, hats, collared shirts and bow ties or neckties. Three of the men have large mustaches. George Cooper, the Police Chief, is seated in the center.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library