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Aerial Photo of Childress

Description: Aerial photo of Childress looking southeast. The country club and golf course are visible in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Creator: Johnson, Judy L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Childress Concert Band, c. 1906

Description: Photograph of the Childress Concert Band seated and standing with their instruments outside of a nondescript building. The band consists of all men; a large bass drum occupies the center of the frame which says "Childress Concert Band."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon

Description: Photograph of a horse-drawn fire wagon pictured in front of a fire which had been put out. There is one man with a firefighter helmet on sitting on the driver's seat with the reins in his hands. Another man in white shirt, black vest, black bowtie, and black hat is holding the tack of one of the horses; it is unknown who is who, but the men are Albert Withey and Pollard Bennett. The horses are named Sam and Charlie. A building is visible in the background to the right side of the frame.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Ladies in White Lining Up For the Parade

Description: Two unidentified ladies in white dresses line up for a parade in their horse-drawn carriage. One of the horses has a sign on him which is not legible due to folds. There is another float behind the ladies and a man and two women on horses stand next to their carriage.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Railroad Machinists' Float in 1910 Labor Day Parade

Description: Unidentified railroad machinists stand in front of and on their float for the 1910 Labor Day parade. Their float won second prize. The men and three young children are all wearing white shirts, black pants, and a hat, except for one man to the left of the float who is also wearing a black suit jacket.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Old Settlers Parade

Description: Old Settlers parade in Childress, Texas. A small float in the shape of a building is being drawn by two horses. One of the horses has a sign on him, but the only legible word is "Childress." Men in light-colored suites follow the leading float and more floats can be seen in the distance down the road. Horse-drawn vehicles and pedestrians line the sides of the streets to view the parade.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Panhandle Lodge #238

Description: Photograph of unidentified men who are part of Panhandle Lodge No. 238 B.R.C.A. of Childress, Texas, standing in front of a Fort Worth & Denver railroad car which is their float for a parade. The men are arrayed standing and sitting with crossed legs in front of the car. Two of the men are holding small American flags.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Childress High School Graduating Class of 1914

Description: Photograph of the graduating senior class of Childress High School in 1914. Top row from left to right: Dick Weddington, Patti Jefferies, Anis Campbell, J. D. Gilliam, Edith Sport, Lida Pittman, Irene Baker, Tully Dian. Center row from left to right: Mary Biggerstaff, Bertha Copher, Elizabeth Milner, Lora Curd, Ella Keer, Mary Johnson. Front row from left to right: Hazel Howard, Nell Crews, Abbie Berry, Mary Coffee, Bess Johnson. Written on the negative in the bottom left corner to cause white text on the positive print: "C.H.S. 1914."
Date: unknown
Creator: Hanna, Mark
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Childress' First School House

Description: Photograph of a large group of approximately ninety children and fifteen adults standing and sitting in rows in front of a the first Childress School building. The women and girls wear dresses or shirts with skirts, the boys wear button-up shirts and some of the boys and men wear suits, ties, and hats. The building is light-colored with a shingled roof and a bell tower. On the right side of the frame next to the building is a buggy and a horse.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Fort Worth & Denver/Burlington Route Depot

Description: Photograph of the front corner of the Fort Worth & Denver/Burlington Route train depot. The building is made of brick and says "Childress" on one end. One and one-half train tracks angle across the foreground of the image. The typed paper affixed to mount reads: "The most beautiful train depot and it was demolished in the 1970's.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Kirkland Lumber Company

Description: Photograph of the Kirkland Lumber Co. owned by Jim M. Wilder. Three unidentified men sit on the front porch of the building in the center of the frame. Long warehouses stand to either side of the building in the center and another lumber yard is visible in the background behind a low wooden fence. Written in pencil along the bottom margin of the photograph: "Kirkland Lbr Co. Kirkland Texas Aug - 1 - 1908.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Y.M.C.A.

Description: Photograph of the Childress Y.M.C.A. in 1906 when R. H. Norris was the organizer and president. There are four unidentified young men on the sidewalk outside of the porch and three unidentified young men sitting on the stone porch wall. All seven men are looking at and posing for the camera in suits.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Old Methodist Church

Description: Photograph of the old methodist church in Childress, Texas built by "Grandpa Adkisson" in 1908. The old U. S. Post Office was built in 1935 where the church once stood and the post office building now houses the Childress County Heritage Museum.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Czewski Family Wagon Yards and Dairy

Description: Photograph of the Czewski family's wagon yard and dairy. An unidentified young girl in a light-colored dress holds onto a cow as a boy in straw hat holds an infant on the back of the cow. An unidentified man leans against a horse-drawn dairy cart in the background. A building is visible in the far background in the center of the image.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Unidentified Grocery Store]

Description: Photograph of the interior of an unidentified grocery store. In the center of the frame is a large banana display with a myriad of other items in the display including Kraklkrisp Wheat Flakes, IGA Fruit Cocktail, Gold-Tost Corn Flakes, and IGA Pineapple. An unidentified man stands ff to the far left of the image wearing an apron.
Date: unknown
Creator: Stanford Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

The Childress Index

Description: Photograph of a window display at The Childress Index taken at night. There is a poster on a Samson card table which reads: "Win! A genuine Samson regular $4.00 card table in our canned foods guessing contest. Ask for details!" On either side of the table are stacked IGA products including apricots, cranberry sauce, salad dressing, fruit cocktail, and tomato juice. There are two unidentified men sitting inside of the store in the center of the frame.
Date: unknown
Creator: Stanford Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

McFarland Battery & Electric

Description: Photograph of the inside of McFarland Battery & Electric which was owned by A. V. McFarland, the original director of the Childress County Heritage Museum. There are car batteries and signs for Willard Storage Batteries in the building. A work area can be seen in the back of the store where the back of an automobile is visible.
Date: unknown
Creator: Stanford Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

McFarland Battery & Electric

Description: Photograph of five unidentified men inside McFarland Battery & Electric which was owned by A. V. McFarland, the original director of the Childress County Heritage Museum. The men are standing in a garage area and there is an early-model car behind them. A sign on the wall on the left side of the image says "We are not responsible for loss by fire or theft."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Unidentified Social Scene

Description: An unidentified group of young women stand for a frontal portrait wearing long dresses. There are two unidentified men standing in the back of the group wearing tuxedos. Emma Grigsby is identified as the woman on the far left of the image.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Masquerade Party or Play

Description: An unidentified group of eighteen men and women pose for a group photograph in costumes. It is unknown whether they were part of a play or if this is a costume party. A dog lays in the center foreground.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum