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[The Christian Tabernacle]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church charter members in front of the building known as the "Christian Tabernacle". The Reverend H.M. Polsgrove is sixth from the left on front row. He served the First Christian Church in Port Arthur, 1908-1911. This building was constructed in 1905 at 700 Fifth Street. It was removed in 1912 to make room for the new brick structure which was completed in 1915. Other ministers who served in the Tabernacle were Reverend Tolbert Weaver, and Reverend C.F. Pearce.
Date: 1904
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

Grand Lagoon, St Louis Exposition

Description: Color postcard depicting the Grand Lagoon, patterned after the one in Venice, Italy. Gondola boats float across the water. This postcard is an advertisement for the Regal Shoe Company of Boston. They offer to send a free map of the exposition to anyone interested. Handwritten on the front of the card, "Hello your self. I have been to fair & returned had fun plenty. You owe me letter. Your friend, S.G.F. Was at fair ten days. Why did you not write you before you went." It is addressed to Miss Rosa Bassano, Paris, Tex., South Mill St. It is postmarked Cincinnati, Ohio on Oct 27, 1904.
Date: 1904
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[James H. McGuire House, Christmas 1904]

Description: The James H. McGuire family, Christmas 1904. Left rear, Elizabeth DeBarger McGuire, 3rd from left rear, Fred McGuire; 5th from left rear, Jessie McGuire; middle row 2nd from left, Caroline Street Scott; 3rd, James H. McGuire; 1st row with mustache, Albert McGuire.
Date: December 1904
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards

R.T. Vaughn Public Weigher

Description: R.T. Vaughn weighing bales of cotton, to his right is a man holding team of horses attached to wagon with cotton bales, and to his left is his helper, Andy Gore.
Date: 1904~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission