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Bridge Between Port Arthur and Orange, Texas

Description: Photographic postcard of the cantilever bridge crossing the Neches River in Southeast Texas. It connects Port Arthur with Bridge City in Orange County. It is the highest bridge in Texas and is now known as the Rainbow Bridge. The card was mailed Dec 10, 1950 from Orange, Texas.
Date: 1950~
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Kiddieland Park

Description: Photograph of Kiddieland Park in Austin, Texas. There is a wooden structure with a sign that says "Kiddie Dude Ranch" and benches to the right. A small train full of passengers is passing by. To the far left, an automobile is partially visible and there are trees, tents, and other attractions in the background.
Date: June 20, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Kiddieland Park

Description: Photograph of Kiddieland Park in Austin, Texas. The aerial view shows the carousel and other rides with various buildings and trees in the background. There are people sitting on benches, walking around the park, and watching the rides.
Date: June 20, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Anderson County Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of the southwest corner of the Anderson County Courthouse, located at 500 N. Church in Palestine, Texas. The three-story building has Classical Revival-style elements including Ionic columns across the front. There is a dome topped with a statue of Lady Justice in the center of the roof and there are awnings on all of the windows.
Date: 1950~
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Anderson County Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of the west side of the Anderson County Courthouse, located at 500 N. Church in Palestine, Texas. The three-story building has Classical Revival-style elements including Ionic columns across the front. There is a dome topped with a statue of Lady Justice in the center of the roof and there are awnings on all of the windows.
Date: 1950~
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[638 S. Magnolia - Silliman House]

Description: Photograph of the front and north side of the Silliman House, a two-story, brick Georgian Revival-style house located at 638 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. It has some stone accents including light-colored quoins on the corners.
Date: 1950~
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Texas Theater - 213 W. Crawford]

Description: Photograph of the front of the Texas Theater, part of the 200 Block of W. Crawford Street in Palestine, Texas. The building is made of brick and has masonry embellishments on the facade. There is a "Texas" sign on the front of the building and several signs are visible above the box office, one says "The Brasher Dubloon."
Date: 1950~
Location Info:
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

Board Room Meeting

Description: Photograph of seven men and a woman seated around a board room table during a meeting. There are stacks of paper on the table and maps hanging on the walls behind them.
Date: January 4, 1956
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Dossman-Rueter Wedding #9]

Description: Photograph of a group of people, identified as the wedding party in the Dossman-Rueter wedding, posing together in front of a church alter. The bride and groom are standing in the center of the front row, with three women to the right and three men to the left. Behind them is a second row of two women (left) and two men (right). In the background, decorative woodwork is visible on the wall behind the alter, as well as a crucifix, lit candles, and windows on either side of the alter area.
Date: [1950..1959]
Creator: Blewitt, William
Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission