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Description: Photograph of a man wearing a suit and bowler hat standing in a cotton field. The cotton extends all the way to the flat horizon.
Date: January 15, 1906
Description: Photograph of three men, Bob Rutledge, Phil Hanlon, and [unidentified] Hanlon, standing in front of many stacked bags of compressed cotton. They're holding and observing some of the cotton. They all wear suits and hats.
Creator: Caldwell, Frank, 1883-1962
Description: Photograph of two men, Thompson and Thompson, sampling cotton at a cotton compress. Bales of cotton are stacked neatly in the background. The roof of a wooden structure is partially visible over the men.
Date: January 1906
Description: Photograph of two men in front of a large, two-story building with a clock tower (likely the Mitchell County Courthouse). A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Jones & Ed Hanlon, Colorado City, Texas, 06."
Description: Photograph of several men, including a Mr. Thompson and a Mr. Rutledge, at a cotton compress. Bales of cotton are neatly laid out on the ground. A large wooden structure and a smokestack are visible in the background.
Date: January 16, 1906
Description: Photograph of a man at a mill named Bob in Abilene, Texas. The man is standing next to a large pile of cotton seed and a horse-drawn cart filled with seed. A cotton [seed oil?] mill is to his left, with large smokestacks protruding from the building.
Description: Photograph of several men, including a Mr. W.C. Moore, weighing bales of cotton with a large scale. The scale weighs the cotton by suspending it from a chain.
Date: January 10, 1906
Description: Photograph of the old Callahan County Courthouse at Baird, Texas. It is a two-story stone building with a statue of a person on top of a dome in the center of its roof. A small windmill is set up on the, near a telephone pole. A fence surrounds the building.
Description: Photograph of the courthouse in Midland, Texas, apparently under construction. The stone building has one level competed with wood framing beginning to be put in place for second story windows. Small trees partially obscure the building.