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[Anchor from the Steamboat Ruthven]

Description: Photograph of an anchor from the steamboat Ruthven after she sank, exhibited on the lawn of the Young Men's Business League (later the Chamber of Commerce) in Palestine, Texas. Storefronts are visible lining the opposite side of a street in the background and a horse-drawn carriage is stopped in the street behind the anchor.
Date: 1920~
Item Type: Photograph

[Explosion of the Fotopolus Shoe Repair Store]

Description: According to information found on the back of the photo, this shows the result of an explosion of the Fotopolus Shoe Repair Store, which was located on Main Street, Palestine. The building was owned at the time by members of the Thrice family.
Date: 1920~
Item Type: Photograph

[Miss. Branham's 6th Grade Class]

Description: Photo of Miss Branham's High Sixth grade class - November 19, 1921. First Row: Robert Lee Redus Carswell McFarlane Gregg Nance Edward Swift Alvin Temple Second Row: Thomas Potter George Torma Henry Vyscoscil Bubba Mitchell Third Row: Janice Winner ----- Mollard Orville Williams Frank Lemacks Fourth Row: Elizabeth Naylor Lorene Reagan Leola Prestridge Kenneth Tillman Fifth Row: Minnie Rooks Unknown Laura Bell Branham Nellie Naismith Erlene Schmidt
Date: November 19, 1921
Item Type: Photograph

[Postcard of The Great White Way - Spring Street]

Description: Postcard taken c. 1925 of Spring Street, a street that was once knicknamed "The Great White Way" because of the streetlights running down the center of the street. Note the train depot on the right and the business on the left.
Date: 1925~
Item Type: Postcard