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[Finis Earing "Red" Fitzgerald, First Fire Chief of Childress, Texas]

Description: Photograph of Finis Earing "Red" Fitzgerald, the first Fire Chief of Childress, Texas. Chief Fitzgerald is dressed in formal attire for his portrait. He is wearing a three piece suit, a collared shirt, tie, and a hat. His badge is pinned to his vest and is barely visible underneath his jacket. The portrait captures only the Chief's head, shoulders, and the top half of his torso. Chief Fitzgerald is posed looking straight ahead.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bartlett
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Painting of AT-11

Description: Photograph of a painting entitled "Childress Training Days" with a Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan flying over Childress Army Air Field, Texas. Childress, Texas is visible in the background behind the plane.
Date: 1944
Creator: Broome, Richard
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Map of Childress, Texas, 1890]

Description: Map of Childress, Texas in 1890 drawn by T. M. Fowler of Morrisville, PA. The map includes five reference points: "court house," "public school," "Baptist church," "jail," and "rail road station."
Date: unknown
Creator: Fowler, T. M.
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
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Purchase of one hundred bales of cotton]

Description: Photograph showing the purchase of one hundred bales of cotton bought by A.M. Cole for Crews-Cole, Cotton Co. There is a large group of gentleman shown with horse-drawn vehicles containing cotton. The group is shown in front of a variety of store fronts on a gravel road.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hanna, Mark
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Lumber Yard Fire 1917]

Description: Photograph of a lumber yard fire in Childress, Texas. The fire is being put out by firemen as spectators watch from a distance. A large amount of smoke fills the sky. There is an unidentifiable building close to the fire.
Date: January 1917
Creator: Mark Hanna's Studio
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Patti Jefferies

Description: Photograph of Patti Jefferies. Jefferies is shown holding flowers while standing against a studio background. She is wearing a white dress and hat.
Date: 1914
Creator: Mark Hanna's Studio
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Wheat Harvest

Description: Photograph of a woman driving a tractor used for wheat harvesting. There are other laborers and a dog behind the tractor. The scene is surrounded by a wheat field.
Date: unknown
Creator: Samarjian Studio
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
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum