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C. J. Washmon and Son Grocery Store

Description: Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Washmon in front of their store on Tripp and Collins Roads. A dog is seen in the foreground and several sacks and crates are seen behind them. A sign above the grocery store reads, "Good Luck C. J. Washmon and Son Groceries."
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Campbell Children

Description: Photograph of three young children. Pictured are two young girls and their infant sibling. The girl on the left is wearing a long, dark coat with a bow in her hair. The girl on the right is sitting in a wicker chair with her infant sibling. Handwriting on the back of the photo identifies the three as the "Campbell Children."
Date: unknown
Creator: Harper & Company
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Dr. and Mrs. William Cullom Wedding Photograph

Description: Photograph of a man and woman couple on their wedding day in Mesquite, TX. They are identified as Dr. William Carter Cullom and Mrs. Louella Sewell Cullom. Dr. Cullom is dressed in a dark suit and bow tie. He is seated in a chair. Mrs. Cullom is standing on the right in a wedding gown and floral head covering. Her hands are resting on her husband's shoulders.
Date: unknown
Creator: Webster, J. H.
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Elder Ellis Brothers

Description: Photograph of two brothers in Mesquite, TX. Both are wearing suits and have Civil War Veteran medals pinned to their lapels. They also have several other medals on the opposite lapels. The brother on the right has white hair and a beard. The brother on the left has only a mustache. They are identified as the Ellis brothers. The man on the right is identified as William Ellis. According to accompanying information, William Ellis was the grandfather of Ernest Ellis, and father of Frank Ellis. William's son Frank was the owner of Ellis and Sons store, built in the 1880s in the New Hope district of Dallas County.
Date: unknown
Creator: Wisdom
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Ellis Brothers

Description: Photograph of four brothers in Mesquite, TX. All are wearing suits and ties. They are, from left to right, Tolbert Ellis, George Ellis, Frank Ellis, and Robert Ellis. The back of the photograph lists three missing siblings. They are brother Ned Ellis and sisters Lucy and Maggie Ellis.
Date: unknown
Creator: Wisdom
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Frank Ellis General Merchandise Store

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the Frank Ellis General Merchandise Store the New Hope community of Sunnyvale, Texas. The general store is covered in signs and advertisements for many goods it sells. A large number of people and wagons are outside the store.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Front Street Store

Description: Photograph of the interior of Paschall's Front Street Store in Mesquite, TX. The store is filled with display cases marketing a variety of items. Items are also hanging from wires across the ceiling. Several people are are pictured. They are, from left to right, Cecil Paschall, Polk Paschall, Lloyd Paschall, Eddie Paschall, an unidentified man, Ollie Vineyard-Paschall, and George Paschall.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Hillery Baby

Description: Photograph a baby in a christening gown. The baby is posed on a dark, fur fabric with a floral design. The gown is very long, hanging well past the baby's feet. Written on the back are the words, "The Hillery baby."
Date: unknown
Creator: Bullard Studios
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

[Interior of Frank Ellis and Son]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Frank Ellis and Son General Store in the New Hope community of Sunnyvale, TX. Every wall is covered in shelves. The shelves are lined with various goods being sold. Several independent displays run down the middle of the store. The owner, Frank Ellis, is standing on the left next to a glass display case. He is wearing a suit and tie and a hat.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

James R. Welch Outfitters

Description: Photograph of a manager tending to customers at James R. Welch Outfitters in Mesquite, TX. The man on the far left is identified as Will Bovell, manager of the store. He is assisting a female customer. Two other employees, dressed in white shirts and dark vests are helping another customer. The shelves behind the subjects are loaded with shoe boxes. In the foreground is a display counter containing neckties and stacks of clothes with price tags.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Mal and Sadie Moore

Description: Photograph the two girls standing in front of a white, wooden building with two windows. They are both wearing knee-length white dresses. The girls are identified as Mal and Sadie Moore. Part of a third person in a dress is visible on the far right.
Date: unknown
Creator: C. Welschsel Company
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Mesquite Auditorium

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Mesquite Auditorium. The backdrop for the stage shows advertisements for Mesquite businesses before 1907. According to accompanying information, the auditorium was located above James R. Welch, Outfitters on the east side of the square. Above the stage, an electric light is seen hanging from the rafters.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Mesquite Cooperative

Description: Photograph of the interior of Mesquite Cooperative store in Mesquite, TX. The store later became the Ellis and Allen store. Pictured are an unidentified man and three employees. In the foreground are a wood countertop and several stools. Behind the counter are shelves containing various rolls of fabric.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Mesquite Cooperative

Description: Photograph of the interior of Mesquite Cooperative store in Mesquite, TX. The store later became the Ellis and Allen store. Pictured are three store employees, as well as a young boy on the right and a man in a top hat browsing in the rear of the store. In the foreground are several electric sewing machines.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Mesquite Eighth Grade Students

Description: Photograph of teacher L. J. Berry's eighth grade class in front of Mesquite School in 1911. L. J. Berry is standing on the far right. Included in the photo is Ernest Ellis, front row, second from the right.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Mesquite School Room Five

Description: Photograph of teacher L.J. Berry's sixth grade class, room five, taken in front of Mesquite School in 1911. Pictured are (from back left to right): unknown, unknown, unknown, Sussie Bodine, Ellen Paschall, Lucille Chapman, Lena Jones, Ruth Darcy, Sadie Harris, Junior Nunn, unknown, Annie Hart. Fourth row: unknown, Hattie Carmack, Allie Brown, unknown, unknown, Beulah Sibson (Crane), Ruby Lawrence, Bessie, Octie Ridner, Tina Mae Bean, Allie Dixon, Ethel Stamp, teacher L.J. Berry. Third row: Arla Vanston, unknown, unknown, Lula Cumby, unknown, unknown, unknown,unknown, Stanley Grubb, Clara Packer. Second row: Blake Rugel, Walton Gross, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Tasch. Front row: unknown, unknown, Charlie Bryant, Dan Gross, unknown, unknown, unknown.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Mesquite Students

Description: Photograph showing a class of students in front of Mesquite School. There are forty students pictured, twenty-seven boys and thirteen girls. The back row of students is standing, while the middle row sits in chairs, and the front row sits on the ground. Behind the rows of students stands their teacher. Included in the photograph is Nellie Grey Paschall.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Mrs. Ed Vanston and Students

Description: Photograph of a teacher and students at Mesquite School in 1906. Large wooden desks are in the foreground and a chalkboard is seen behind the students. The class is composed of fifty students, thirty-six boys and fourteen girls. The teacher is identified as Mrs. Ed Vanston. She is standing behind the students.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Mrs. Josie Smith and Students

Description: Photograph of teacher Josie Smith and her students in front of Mesquite High School in Mesquite, TX. Forty-three students are pictured with one teacher. Among those pictured is Arla Vanston.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Mrs. W. C. Cullom and Students

Description: Photograph of teacher Mrs. W. C. Cullom and her students in front of Mesquite School. There are thirty-five students pictured, twenty-one boys and fourteen girls. Mrs. W. C. Cullom stands behind her students. On the left, two boys are holding tennis rackets. In the front row, two boys have tweed hats positioned on their knees.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Mrs. W. C. Cullom and Students

Description: Photograph of teacher Mrs. W. C. Cullom and her students in front of Mesquite School. Mrs. Cullom stands behind the students while an unknown man in a dark suit and hat sits on the ground with the front row of boys.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Polk Paschall Home

Description: Photograph of a family home is Mesquite, Texas. The home is a two-story structure with a covered porch spanning the length of the front. A white picket fence follows a boardwalk in front of the home. A family of five people is standing by the fence and on the home's porch. Standing on the porch, from left to right are daughter Ollie Paschall, George Paschall, and wife Ollie Paschall. Standing by the fence, from left to right, are Cecil Paschall and Polk Paschall.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Portrait of D. A. Davis

Description: Photograph of a man wearing a dark colored suit, buttoned at mid-chest over a white-collared shirt. The man is identified as Mr. D. A. Davis. Accompanying information and writing on the back of the photo identify the subject as the father of Jim Davis and grandfather of Ruth Davis.
Date: unknown
Creator: Wisdom
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Portrait of Ernest Ellis

Description: Photograph of a man standing in front of a picket fence. He is wearing a three piece suit and necktie. He has short hair parted on the side. He is holding his hands behind his back. The man is identified as Ernest Ellis.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library