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

[Minutes, third meeting of Beth-El Congregation, October 5, 1902]

Description: Minutes from the third meeting of Beth-El Congregation, Oct. 5, 1902, handwritten in pencil on the back of a courthouse circular. The reverse side of the minutes is a Courthouse Circular, dated Oct. 3, 1902.
Date: October 5, 1902
Creator: Carb, Isidore, congregation secretary
Item Type: Text
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

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

[Organizing Meeting of Beth-El Congregation]

Description: Minutes from the organizing meeting of the Beth-El Congregation in Fort Worth on September 21, 1902.
Date: September 21, 1902
Creator: Carb, Isadore, congregation secretary
Item Type: Text
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

The Panther City Parrot, Volume 1

Description: The 1906 yearbook of Polytechnic College in Fort Worth, Texas. Includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations.
Date: 1906
Creator: Polytechnic College
Item Type: Yearbook
Partner: Amon Carter Museum

Program from Confirmation Service of Congregation Beth-El

Description: Program from the Confirmation Service of Congregation Beth-El in Fort Worth, Texas on June 9, 1905. It contains the names of the confirmation students, and the order of the program.
Date: June 1905
Creator: Congregation Beth-El
Item Type: Text
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

Residents of Friona, Texas in 1909

Description: Photograph of the people of Friona, Texas on June 17, 1909. They stand in front of some of the thown's homes. Nine automobiles are parked behind the group.
Date: June 17, 1909
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Tarrant County Clerk's Daily Report for Oct. 3 and Oct. 4, 1902

Description: Daily Report of the Tarrant County Clerk's office on October 3-4, 1902. Included are lists of deeds granted, deeds of trust, chattel cottages, and proceedings in the district and justice courts. "Claude Butler, proprietor" is printed at the top of the document. On the reverse side are handwritten minutes from Beth-El Congregation's third organizing meeting.
Date: October 4, 1902
Item Type: Text
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[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.
Item Type: Photograph
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
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

Van Zandt Fifith Grade, 1906

Description: Photograph of the fifth grade class at Van Zandt School in 1906. The children are on the steps outside of the building. Their teacher stands in the center of the group.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Image
Partner: Log Cabin Village

[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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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 building is several stories tall with arched windows a balcony full of people. It is surrounded by a sidewalk and brick road that is full of horse-drawn carriages and groups of men, women and children. The men are wearing hats and the women are wearing dresses. Painted near the roof of the building is, "Hotel". Typed at the bottom of the photograph is, "Hotel Worth - Fort Worth, Texas."
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library