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Grissom Family Men, Richardson, Texas

Description: Four men standing outdoors. All are wearing dark trousers and white, long-sleeved shirts. From left to right, the first man wears glasses and a bow-tie, has a moustache, and is wearing sleeve garters. The other three wear long neck-ties. Pocket-watch chains are visible on the 3rd and 4th men. Behind them is an arbor or trellis with brushy growth on the top and on the right side. Additional information: The photograph is from the Grissom family collection, but no identification is available.
Date: 1925/1935
Partner: Richardson Public Library

McKamy Springs, Richardson, Texas

Description: Natural spring, with a stone and concrete structure built around and over it. A half-dome stone-trimmed 'grotto' covers the spring. A man-made canal channels the visible water. A plaque is set into a stone/cement low monument inside the canal. It reads: "The Yoiuane tribe of the Caddo group of Indians lived here as early as 1690 to 1840. They hunted buffalo and deer on the prairie. They used McKamy Spring as a watering place. It was from these friendly Tejas Indians that Texas got her name." The spring is located within a 2 acre park, called McKamy Spring Park, in south-east Richardson. Native people last known to have camped at the spring were of a Caddoan-speaking tribe. The Bowser family once owned the property, and then T. F. McKamy (1925-1927). Part of the old stagecoach route extending from Breckenridge ran near this site as well.
Date: 1920/1930
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Main Street, Elevated View, Richardson, Texas

Description: Elevated view of Main Street (Belt Line) from a water tower, looking southwest. The main commercial block has brick and wooden buildings, most with awnings, many with false fronts. Four cross streets are visible; Main Street curves off just at the right edge of the photograph. The railroad, with crossings signs, is in the horizontal center of the picture. Also visible are residences, a long storage/warehouse railroad structure to the left of Main Street and the Train Station to the right of Main Street. Automobiles are parked on the commercial block and are visible on Main Street. Plowed/cultivated fields and a few buildings are visible on the horizon.
Date: 1927
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Greenville Avenue, Elevated View 1927, Richardson, Texas

Description: Elevated view of Greenville Avenue, looking south, probably from Main Street. In the foreground, on the left, is the First United Presbyterian Church (originally the Trinity Congregation), with Polk St. behind it. The building was completed in 1910. On the right is the First United Methodist Church, which was built in 1898. One car is on Greenville Ave. A sidewalk runs along the right/west, side of Greenville Ave. In the background is Philips Street, with the Mount Calvary Baptist Church on the SE corner of the intersection, completed in 1886. The Richardson School building, opened in 1914, is on the SW corner. Greenville Avenue curves to the left/east at Philips. Numerous residences are also shown, as are utility poles.
Date: May 5, 1927
Partner: Richardson Public Library

McKinney High School Football Team 1924

Description: McKinney High School Football team, "Season 24 or 25" (1924 team). 11 man squad. Person on far left is John David Stiff Bond, father of donor
Date: 1924
Creator: Greenwood Studios
Partner: North Texas History Center

[Norvell Hill]

Description: Studio portrait of baby Norvell Hill [Williams Reed] seated on an elaborate wicker bench. She is wearing a light-colored dress and dark shoes.
Date: 1922
Creator: Carrset Studio
Partner: Other

[Sanger Harris Advertisment]

Description: Image of advertisment for Sanger Harris from the Daily Times Herald. The Sanger Harris building in downtown Dallas was renovated and became El Centro College.
Date: 1922
Partner: Dallas County Community College District

[Fire at the Humble Oil Tank Farm]

Description: Photograph of a fire at the Humble Oil tank farm in Webster, Texas. A large cloud of smoke is billowing out from the property.
Date: 1922
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[League City School Fourth Grade Class, 1920]

Description: Photograph of the 1920 fourth grade class of League City School, also known as the big school. The building, which is partially visible behind the class, has a brick exterior. The class is arranged in three rows; the first two rows are seated while the third row is standing. According to writing on the back, the name of the sixth girl from the left on the middle row is Flora Atkinson.
Date: 1920
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Woman in Front of the R. L. Parke Home]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing in front of the R. L. Parke home on Christmas in 1924. A note on the back of the photograph says that the telephone pole in the background is located on the corner of Kansas and Lewis Street in League City. Snow has fallen and the woman is wearing a coat over a dress and a hat.
Date: December 25, 1924
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[The Little Green School]

Description: Photograph of a building in League City known as the Little Green School. A layer of snow covers the ground and the roof. A tree branch jutting out from the right is partially visible.
Date: 1924
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[The Kilgore Family]

Description: Photograph of a few members of the Kilgore family, namely brothers Ullmann, Joseph, and their father Theodore. They are spending time outdoors at Moss Bluff. Standing with his hands on his hips is Joseph, while Charles is eating watermelon, seated next to his father.
Date: 1924
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Wagon Full of Watermelons]

Description: Photograph of a wagon filled with a load of watermelons at Moss Bluff, where the Kilgore family spent some of their time. Brothers Joseph and Ullmann Kilgore are sitting in the front of the wagon and steering.
Date: 1925
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Two Young Brothers in a Field]

Description: Photograph of a pair of brothers standing in a field behind a place known as the Calder House. They are both holding rifles balanced against the back of their necks. A handwritten note on the back of the photo identifies them as Ullmann and Joseph Kilgore, the sons of Theodore and Zonnie Kilgore.
Date: 1922
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[League City Classroom]

Description: Photograph of students in a classroom at League City School. While some students are seated at desks, several students are standing in a line at the front of the classroom. Behind the students who are standing is a chalkboard with some text on it. One of the students is Elizabeth "Betsy" Harris, née Ross.
Date: 1928
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Portrait of a Young Girl]

Description: Photograph of a young girl, Elizabeth "Betsy" Harris, née Ross, posing for a portrait in a short-sleeved white ensemble. Her hair is styled in a short, blonde bob. The year "1928" is written just below her portrait.
Date: 1928
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Snowy Christmas Scene]

Description: Photograph of a snowy field in League City where a group of playing. A large tree branch hangs low in the foreground. A handwritten note in pencil is scrawled across the top of the photo.
Date: 1921
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[The Ross Family]

Description: Photograph of a small family group standing on the porch steps of a house. According to accompanying information, the woman in the center is Nell Megown Ross and the girl to her right is Elizabeth Harris, née Ross. The girl on the left of Nell is unidentified. Each individual is wearing 1920s attire.
Date: 1928
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[The Ross Family]

Description: Photograph of a small family group standing on the porch steps of a house. According to accompanying information, the man in the center is James Hayden Ross and the girl to his right is Elizabeth Harris, née Ross. The girl on the left of James is unidentified. Each individual is wearing 1920s attire.
Date: 1928
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1920s]

Description: Photograph of a mid-1920s confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are twelve girls wearing white dresses. Rabbi Abraham Bengis stands at the center. The students are unidentified.
Date: 1920~
Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives

Photograph of Schreiner Institute Football Game, 1920s

Description: Photograph of Schreiner Institute football team playing game on the quad, the area south of the Administration Building and west of Dickey Hall. Cars parked on the field and the lack of trees seems to indicate that this was taken in the early years at S.I., probably 1923-25.
Date: 1923/1929~
Partner: Schreiner University