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[1955 vacation bible school class]

Description: Photograph of the 34th Annual Vacation Bible School Class of June 13 to 24, 1955, held by the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Beaumont, Texas. Appearing in the photograph are children and adults. The class provided religious instruction through bible stories and songs as well as youth entertainment through games, movies and handicraft activities. The image was taken on the grounds of the church.
Date: 1955-06-13/1955-06-24
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

Booming Mexia in the Roaring 20's

Description: Compilation of articles published during 1955 in The Waco-Times Herald, written by Nanine Simmons about the history of Mexia, Texas and focusing on the oil boom in the 1920s. The author includes a preface regarding the sources of her information and editorial notes for some of the articles to provide more context.
Date: March 1955
Creator: Simmons, Nanine
Partner: UNT Libraries

[M.W. Grand Lodge of Texas Representatives]

Description: Photograph of seven men standing together by a brick wall at the Clear Creek High School dedication. They are representatives, or Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, of the M.W. Grand Lodge of Texas and their duties are to confer dedicatory services. A few of them have masonic aprons tied around their waist. A handwritten note on the back provides a thorough narrative of the subjects.
Date: November 12, 1955
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Retirement Announcement]

Description: Advertisement announcing that Edgar B. Sutherlin is retiring, and that Southerlin Jewelers is closing. It reads: "Believe it or not... it's true - Two old men are going out of Business, John says, he will continue with his watchwork. "After 41 years in Port Arthur, I have been advised by the Doctors to rest, as I have had three strokes." Everything must be sold at 50% and All Music and Luggage at 25% and Less. Watches and Diamonds at Half Price! Even the fixtures are for sale as arranged ... Everything must go by March 31st, as I must give possession of this room by that date. E. B. Sutherlin. Southerlin Jewelers, 520 Procter. Dial 5-5221."
Date: February 16, 1955
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

Sun Oil Company, Production Research & Development Lab, Richardson, Texas

Description: Aerial view. Sun Oil Company Production Research & Development Lab. Two one-story buildings, connected by a covered walkway. The larger building, in the foreground, is "E" shaped; the smaller is rectangular. Parking lot between with cars. Storage tank. Housing development visible in background, telephone/electrical poles, no trees or landscaping.
Date: July 1955
Partner: Richardson Public Library