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[American Brewing Association Wagon]

Description: Photograph of two men sitting on an American Brewing Association wagon. The wagon is filled with barrels and is pulled by horses; text on the side of the wagon says "American Brewing Ass'n." The men are delivering the barrels to Guy Moore's livery stables on Dallas Avenue and Fourth Street. In the background, there are wooden buildings and a man standing in a yard.
Date: 1908
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

Blackbirds on pecan tree

Description: Photograph of hundreds of blackbirds sitting on the branches of a pecan tree.
Date: November 1909
Creator: Mitchell, J. D.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library

A. C. Jones Home

Description: Postcard of the two-story Baroque architecture styled home of Mrs A. C. Jones located at 611 East Jones St. Philanthropist and supporter of local schools, Mrs. A.C. (Jane Field) Jones (1842-1918) built the house on this site after her husband Captain Jones’ death in 1906. Governors and other Texas leaders were welcomed here. Located on the hill where the college stands today, the first and much grander A.C. Jones home was sold to the John Flournoy and moved into town by mule and wagon. It stood facing Flournoy Park until it was razed in 1946.
Date: January 7, 1907
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

[Charlie Standifer Holding a Turkey By His Side]

Description: Photograph of Charlie Standifer standing in an expansive field where cattle can be seen grazing in the distance. He is holding a turkey at his side and in his other hand he is holding a jug. He is wearing a long-sleeve, collared button-up shirt and pants that are held up by a belt.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Ciudad Juarez]

Description: Photograph of Ciudad Juarez Mexico. This image is looking toward the Mission Guadalupe. There are many people walking down the street and wagons parked by buildings.
Date: 1909~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Ciudad Juarez]

Description: Photograph of Ciudad Juarez, facing east. Several buildings, including Calle Commercio, are visible in the foreground.
Date: 1907~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

Cotton Hauled by Mules in Oakville

Description: Photograph of James and Lee Crawford Brother's Freight Co. located in Oakville, Texas. In the foreground, loads of cotton are piled onto mule-drawn wagons. F. H. Church stands in front of the mules in the foreground. Three wagons are visible in front of wooden building. The driver of the first wagon is James Crawford. The photograph was taken at or near where Monroe Fink's office is now. If cotton was hauled to the coast for shipment, it came through Beeville.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

Cotton in Front of Wimmer Store in Oakville, Texas 1907

Description: Photograph of loads of cotton piled onto mule-drawn wagons outside of Wimmer Store in Oakville,located in Live Oak County, Texas. The wagon driver is Lee Crawford. Similiar scenes took place across Bee County in the early 1900's.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

[Dedication Of The Monument]

Description: Photograph of people celebrating the dedication of the Benito Juarez monument. There are many people standing around and dancing. The monument has a canopy around it that is providing shade for the people and the officials.
Date: 1909~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

Downtown Arlington

Description: Postcard of a street in downtown Arlington in 1909. People are gathered in front of stores by the street. Some are in cars, including a Studebaker. J. H. Douglass Grocery store and Coulter and Sons Drug Store are pictured. The postcard is primarily black and white, but has some items spot colored red.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Elderly Woman in a Long Black Peacoat]

Description: Photograph of an elderly woman wearing a long, black pea coat that is not fully buttoned up. She is also wearing a turban-style hat on her head and gloves on her hands. In one of her hands she is holding a handkerchief. Leafless trees are visible behind her, as is a wooden fence.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

Electric Light Ice Plant and Waterworks

Description: Postcard of the power plant, water works, and ice plant in Arlington around 1900. There are buildings and power lines along the street. A water tower stands in the middle. There are two horses pulling a wagon and another standing in the street.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Elementary School Students]

Description: Photograph of Webster School elementary students. The students are posing in four rows, and a teacher is in the back row on the right end. Handwritten text at the top of the photograph says "Mary McFarland," with illegible text to the right. Each person has a handwritten number over them; the numbers start at "1" and end with "41". Illegible words are written above persons 8 and 10. Accompanying material identifies the children as "Second Grade at Webster School about 1907" and "1. Robert Chambees, 2. Robert Roder 3. Tom Sculley 4. 5. 6. 7. Steve Stafford 8. 9. Newton 10. Mrs. Fortrom 11. Rhysonour 12. Penny Nickleson 13. 14. 15. 16. Dovie S. 17. Gladys Holified (Going) 18. 19. 20. Phoebe Woodsworth 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. Mary McFarland (Elan) 28. Julia Bammert 29. Dena Rhysonour 30. ... Kirmyer 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. Charlie Frost 36. Sam Ransom 37. Geo. Woodsworth 38. Ce... Youngblood 40. Roy Sutton 41. Russell Dunn 42. Oleander Stafford. Steve's Twin." Text to the right side says "Schools."
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Fourth of July Parade]

Description: Photograph of a Fourth of July parade on Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. Several men holding musical instruments are marching down the street. Crowds of people are gathered on both sides of the parade. There are several buildings lining the street. In the background, there is an American flag on a pole.
Date: 1902
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Framed Portrait of a Young Man]

Description: Portrait of a young man, encased in an oval frame which is in a foldable card frame. He has short, dark hair and is wearing a buttoned jacket, tie, and shirt with a winged collar.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Gates Model Farm]

Description: Photograph of two unidentified men standing on a plot of land at Gates Model Farm on 3100 Procter Street. Behind them, there is a two-story wooden house with a woman and a man standing in front of it. In the background, there are wooden barns and a silo.
Date: September 14, 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Gentlemen's Resort]

Description: Photograph of a group of men at The Grotto, a gentlemen's resort on 449 Procter Street. Two men are standing behind a bar; three men wearing coats and hats are standing on the opposite side of the bar. In the background, there are mirrors decorated with arches and ornately carved columns. Three wreaths hang on the mirrors. Denton L. Burch was the proprietor of the resort.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Group of Students]

Description: Photograph of the first group of students at Port Arthur Industrial Arts and Manual Training High School. They are posing in six rows on the entryway stairs, and students are also sitting around the pillars of the entryway. In the background, there are two sets of double doors.
Date: September 1906
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Gulf Park]

Description: Photograph of a group of houses in Gulf Park. Text at the top of the photograph says "Gulf Park 1902." Gulf Refinery provided homes near the refinery for employees and their families who were critical to the daily operations of the plant.
Date: 1902
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

Hatch/Long Store in Papalote

Description: Photograph of M. Long's grocery and general store in Papalote, Texas. The store's first owner,William B. Hatch, originally from Tennessee and a veteran of the Confederacy, was one of the earlier merchants in Papalote. In 1873, he moved his family to the present townstite of Papolate to take over the management of a branch of the mercantile store he, and a partner, S. G. Borden, owned in Sharpsburg. Later he sold his interest in the Sharpsburg store for full ownership in the Papalote business. For many years his story served as post office and voting place. W. B Hatch operated the store until 1898 when he sold it to L.N. Scofield of Sinton. Mr. Schofield then sold the store to W.M. Long in 1901. Mr. and Mrs. Long operated the store until his death in 1929. Mrs. Long, and her son, W. C. Long, continued to operate the store and service station, which has been added to the business after the advent of the automobile. In 1946 Mr. Long closed the business for about six months after her son went into the cattle business. At the insistence of friends, Mrs. Long reopened the store and operated it until 1951 when it was closed for good.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

[Horse-Drawn Wagon Standing in a River]

Description: Photograph of a horse-drawn wagon that has come to a standstill in the middle of a swollen river. Seated in the wagon is John A. Matthews wearing a hat and a suit.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[An Infant Lying in Blankets]

Description: Photograph of an infant lying down in an assortment of blankets and linens.
Date: 1900
Creator: Ada, Walter Triggs
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch