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[1934 Weatherford College Glee Club]

Description: Photograph of the Weatherford College Glee Club, in Weatherford, Texas. The young men and women are wearing suits and dresses. From left to right, top to bottom, the members of the photograph are: Top row: Garland Lavender, Cloyce Briden, Archie Sterling, Morris Thomas, Edward Ross, Marvin Wells, Bertram Olsen, Boyce Hudleston, Blanton Bird. Bottom row: James Doss, Rowena Doss Goss, Tim Henry Gilliland, Nona Akard, Waldo Fletcher, Orman Kimbrough.
Date: 1934
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Bivins Residence]

Description: Photograph identified as the family home of Maurice H. Bivins, in Longview, Texas. The home was called Surrey Place. The "Friendly Trek" group is standing in front of the house in full costume, as noted on the back of the photograph.
Date: 1939
Creator: Claxton Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Sob Sister]

Description: Photograph of a large billboard displayed above Rembert Theater for the movie, "Sob Sister." There is an illustration of a man's head and a woman typing on a typewriter on the billboard, and the full cast is listed. There are lights illuminating the sign, and there is a ladder leaning against the building.
Date: 1931
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Squaw Man Truck]

Description: Photograph of a truck display at the scenery dock outside Rembert Theater in Longview, Texas, as noted on the back of the photograph. The advertisement is for the remake of the movie, "the Squaw Man," and the sign is attached to the bed of the truck.
Date: 1931
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

Horse at the Rembert Box Office

Description: Photograph of a horse standing outside the "Rembert [Theater] Box office," in Longview, Texas, as noted on the back of the photograph. The horse was part of a live promotion to attract children to the theatre.
Date: 1932~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

Clean-up week

Description: Photograph of "Clean Up Week" at the Rembert Theater, as noted in handwriting on the back of the photograph and on the banner to the left of the theater. There is a large pile of trash in front of the theater, including cans, boxes, buckets and other miscellaneous items. The theatre held the event to promote attendance at the movies and clean the streets of Longview at the same time. Each citizen that brought trash to be dumped in front of the theater was rewarded with a free ticket.
Date: 1930
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

Childen's Matinee Show

Description: Photograph of many children standing outside the Strand Theatre on 104 South Fredonia Street in Longview, Texas, as noted on the back of the photograph. The children are at the theater for a Saturday matinee show. There are three bicycles parked outside the theater, and a sign to the left of the photograph that reads, "KING SIGNS." One of the children is holding crutches.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Man of the World]

Description: Photograph of a billboard displayed above Rembert Theater for the movie, "Man of the World," as noted on the back of the photograph. There is an illustration of a man wearing a hat on the billboard and an actor's name: William Powell. There is a car parked in front of the theater.
Date: 1931
Creator: Culpepper's Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Western Union]

Description: Photograph of the construction of the Western Union depot in Longview, Texas, which was located at Cotton and Mobberly streets. There are several unidentified men standing in front of the building.
Date: 1931~
Creator: Culpepper, Cody B.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Longview Triplets]

Description: Photograph of the first triplets born in Longview, Texas. The triplets were born to the unidentified African American couple in the photograph. Dr. James D. Grant, the only Longview African American physician in 1930, is in the center of the photograph. He delivered the triplets.
Date: 1930~
Creator: Culpepper, Cody
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Industries]

Description: Photograph of one of the large bulldozers designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau of Longview, Texas. LeTourneau designed and built machinery on such a large scale that his machinery was used all over the world in large projects, such as clearing land for building dams, airports and heavy offshore oil rigs. LeTourneau was a pioneer in his field, holding almost 300 patents for inventions. In the photograph, the bulldozer is parked next to an automobile.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[S. C. Forman Hardware Store]

Description: Photograph of the S. C. Forman Hardware storefront in Longview, Texas. S. C. Forman owned and operated the hardware store, and he doubled as a mortician. There are two unidentified men standing outside of the hardware store.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Humble Oil Well]

Description: Photograph of the workers of the Humble oil well #22. From left to right, the workers pictured are: Fowler, Ward, Bob Robinson, Dee Ferrell and Clyde Sublett.
Date: 1931
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Gladewater Jailhouse]

Description: Photograph of the original Gladewater Jailhouse in Gladewater, Texas. There are two men standing outside the wooden jailhouse.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Jackson Conner Howard]

Description: Photograph of Jackson Conner Howard. Howard was Sheriff of Gregg County for 13 years, and he served as sheriff when the Dalton Bank Robbery took place in June 1894.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Oil Well Fire]

Description: Photograph of the Sinclair #1 Oil Well, near Gladewater, Texas. The oil well caught fire on April 28, 1931 and killed nine men.
Date: April 28, 1931
Creator: Nicks, C. B.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[First Presbyterian Church of Longview]

Description: Photograph of the First Presbyterian Church in Longview, Texas. The church was built in 1874 on land donated by the Texas & Pacific Railroad. There are several cars parked on the street outside of the church.
Date: 1930~
Creator: Culpepper's Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Bodie Park]

Description: Photograph of Bodie Park in downtown Longview, Texas. The park contained a Confederate Monument and was located across from the First National Bank at the corner of Methvin and Tyler streets.
Date: 1931
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

Huckleberry Finn Movie Promotion

Description: Photograph of a Dr. Pepper truck with a promotional sign for Rembert Theatre, in Longview, Texas. The promotion is for "'HUCKLEBEERY FINN,' MARK TWAIN'S ROMANCE OF AMERICAN BOYHOOD," as noted on the sign above the truck. The truck is full of Dr. Pepper bottles, and there is a sign on the side of the car for Central East Texas Fair. There is a car parked next to the truck and brick buildings in the background of the photograph.
Date: 1931
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[LeTourneau Industries]

Description: Photograph of a large crane designed and built by Robert G. LeTourneau of Longview, Texas. It is pictured next to a barge ship, which shows the relative size of the piece of machinery.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[First Methodist Church of Longview]

Description: Photograph of the First Methodist Church of Longview, Texas. The church was founded around 1840 in the section of Longview that later became Earpville. In 1871, the church building was moved to a plot of ground given by the Texas and Pacific Railroad.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

China Seas

Description: Photograph of Rita Theater in Longview, Texas, as noted on the back of the photograph. The theater was located at 207 E. Tyler Street in downtown Longview. There is a large billboard for the movie "China Seas" above the theater and a banner below that displays all the actors names. There is a car parked in front of the theater.
Date: 1935~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Longview Barber Shop]

Description: Photograph of the inside of Clyde Thomas' barber shop in Longview, Texas. The barber shop was located at 108 West Methvin Street, inside the Gray's Building. The photograph is mounted on grey cardboard.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Oil Fields]

Description: Photograph of an oil field in Longview, Texas. The oil fields in Longview and Kilgore, Texas. There were 24 wells on 10 lots owned by 6 different companies.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library