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[Albert W. Tailor of Oklahoma]

Description: Albert W. Tailor of Oklahoma taken in 1934 at age 22 - His father was evidentially a doctor. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1934
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Anderson Orchard SE 10-33-4

Description: Young citrus trees with a paved road and telephone lines along the left side.
Date: March 13, 1931
Creator: [Gray]?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas-Pan American

[Anthony J. Fraimo and Jack Cates Ferguson in Car]

Description: (back of photo) Anthony J. Fraimo - 830 Tintoraline - The Bronx, NYC - Law Office at 614 St. Anns Ave - The Bronx, NYC and Midshipman Jack Cates Ferguson - U.S. Navy - Son of Ben Ferguson's brother Reagan Ferguson in Washington, D.C. 1930-32. The photo captions says: "Tony, Jack, My Ford." Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library. The car is parked behind the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
Date: [1930,1932]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Buffalo Springs First and Second Grade

Description: First and second grade students of the Buffalo Springs School. List attached to the photo, "Mrs. Iva Selvage, Back Row (4 boys) ?, Gerald Bragg, Doyle Jones, Kenneth Times, Second Row (3 girls, 3 boys) Leota Cox, Betty Fuller, Velma Jean Alexander, Dean Scarber, Johnny Wayne Peden, Royce Times, Front Row (8 girls) Mary Jannett Brock, ?, Winnie Fay Cowley, Neomia Robertson, Wanda Edwards.
Date: 1938
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[Charles W. Blackshear]

Description: Charles W. Blackshear - Freeport Beach - Age 21 - on visit to William S. Blackshear - April 1934 - Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: April 1934
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Clay County Agent's Office

Description: County Agent's Office with (l to r) Edwina Holman, Peggy Tate, Dorsey Eaton, Maurine Carpenter, Essie Mae Coody, Captain M.S. Duncan, and Ralph Garrett seated around a table on January 33, 1938.
Date: January 1938
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[Custom House building, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]

Description: Postcard of the Custom House building in Nuevo Laredo. The back of the postcard includes a thank you note addressed to Capt. Elmer C. Croom from L. R. de la Peña.
Date: 1935-07-28?
Creator: de la Peña, L. R.
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Laredo Public Library

Dan Oster Store

Description: Two women with their children standing in front of Dan Oster's Store next to a gas pump in Hurnville, TX. A horse and carriage are in the background.
Date: c. 1930
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

Henrietta Street Scene

Description: People standing on the corner of Bridge and Gilbert Street outside the City Drug Store in Henrietta, TX about 1930.
Date: c. 1930
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[Inside of a Church in Angleton, Tx.]

Description: (back of photo) Inside one of my missions - Angleton, TX. - Easter 1934. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: April 1934
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Jim and Laura Bean

Description: Photograph of man and girl standing in front of store. Photograph of Jim and Laura Bean standing in front of Audrey's Beauty Shop, possibly the United Building, in Van Horn, TX
Date: c. 1934
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

[John Henry Handorf]

Description: A native of Anderson County, John Henry Handorf was born on September 9, 1887, a son of John and Melissa (Milton) Handorf. He was educated in the public schools of Anderson County and after leaving school he came to Palestine and married Miss Dora Martin, the daughter of Walter and Alice Martin, on April 13, 1913. Over the next several years he worked at several companies, including a year for the I&GN Railroad, and then he went to work as foreman for the Palestine Water Works. He climbed their ranks and in 1917 was made superintendent of the plant, a position he held until 1933, when he was elected a member of the board of commissioners for the City of Palestine. After the death of Mayor Steven E. Reed in November 1934, Mr. Handorf stepped in and served out his term. He was re-elected as Mayor without opposition and served until 1939. He died on July 14, 1939 and is buried in the New Addition Annex section of the Palestine City Cemetery.
Date: 1935
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Map of Highway #58, Deed Record #464]

Description: Deed record #464, Galveston County, Map of Highway #58, a James R. Pace Survey.
Date: March 1930
Creator: Pace, James R.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library

Maple School

Description: A class photo from the Maple School, students with three teachers.
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Killeen City Library System

[Mary Kate Hunter]

Description: Born just outside Palestine in 1866 to Nathaniel and Jennie (Beeson) Hunter, Mary Kate Hunter played a significant role in recording, promoting and preserving the history of Palestine and Anderson County. Educated at Palestine Female Academy and Sam Houston Normal Institute, she studied piano with classical musicians across the United States and in Germany, and taught piano to countless Palestine children. As a clubwoman, she was a charter member of the self-culture club in Palestine, organized in 1894; served as a delegate to the First Annual Meeting of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1898; organized a local chapter of the Women’s National Foundation in 1921 for the preservation and study of local history; and founded and led the Fort Houston Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. A supporter of voting rights for women, Mary Kate Hunter organized and was first President of the Palestine Equal Suffrage Association, and held statewide office in the Texas Equal Suffrage Association in 1915-16. In Addition to her civic Duties, Hunter also was a published poet, Editor of a local society journal and board member of the Texas State Library. She extensively researched the History of Palestine and Anderson County and conducted dozens of oral history interviews with early area residents. At her death in 1945, she bequeathed her voluminous collection of material to the Palestine Public Library, where it remains in use as an important record of Anderson County History.
Date: c. 1930
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Men on porch of St. Paul's Church - Freeport, Tx.]

Description: Charles Wesley Blackshear (in dark trousers) and others on porch of St. Paul's Church - Freeport, TX. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1934
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Meredith Howell]

Description: (Back of Photo) Meredith Howell at high school age. Escondido, California. Brought him to University of Texas where he got a Football Scholarship 1936-37. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1936 - 1937
Creator: Havens
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library