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[Maifest Stage]

Description: Photograph of the stage for the Maifest play or pageant. There are four children on the stage in costume. Two of them are dressed as a king and a queen. There are flowers all over the stage. Written at the bottom of the photograph is "May 18, 1928."
Date: May 18, 1928
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Mai-Fest Airplane Float]

Description: Photograph of a float made to look like an airplane. There are four people sitting in the float, and they are parked on the street in front of a house. Written under the float is "Mai-Fest 1925."
Date: May 1925
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Overland Car & Wagon]

Description: Photograph of the Overland car and wagon. There are bales of hay stacked on both the car and the wagon, and there is a sign on the wagon that says "Overland Power to Spare, Matchett Motor Sales." A man and two children are in the car, and four men are riding on the trailer.
Date: May 1928
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Farmers & Merchants Lumber Company Float]

Description: Photograph of the Farmers & Merchants Lumber Co. float in the Mai-Fest Parade. The float is made to look like a small house with a covered front porch, and brick on the bottom. The sign on top says "Johns-Manville Asbestos Shingles." On the side of the house it says "Farmers & Merchants Lumber Co. 'The Home Builders'" and "Sherwin-Williams Paints and Varnishes." The float is parked in front of unidentified stores.
Date: May 1927
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[M. E. Fisher Stores Float]

Description: Photograph of the M. E. Fisher Stores float. The float is decorated with flowers and streamers and says "M. E. Fisher-Stores, Brenham, Temple" on the side. A man and a woman are standing to the left, and there are four children on the float. The three girls are wearing dresses, and the boy is wearing a tuxedo, top hat, and monocle. He has a cigar in his mouth and a cane in his left hand. The float is in front of an unidentified store. Written under the float is "May 18, 1928."
Date: May 18, 1928
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Car & Cargo Wagon]

Description: Photograph of a car and cargo wagon, both loaded with bales of hay. There are four men and four children on and around the car, and there is a young man sitting on top of the hay on the wagon. There is a sign on the bales of hay on the car that says "Overland, $495 of Oceans Power, F. O. B. Toledo." They are parked in front of the Overland car dealership.
Date: May 1928
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Mai-Fest Car]

Description: Picture of a decorated car in the Mai-Fest Parade. The car is covered in flowers and decorations. Even the wheels are decorated. There are at least four people inside the car, including a young boy wearing a costume. The car is at a corner in front of unidentified businesses, and there are spectators in the background. Written at the bottom right corner is "Mai-Fest 1926."
Date: 1926
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Maifest Procession]

Description: Photograph of the Maifest Procession in 1923. There is a long line of people wearing Shriner's hats marching down the street, and there are other people watching from the sidewalk. Two men are riding horses in front of the procession. Businesses line the street, including a Ford dealership. There are cars lining the street on both sides.
Date: 1923-05-17/1923-05-18
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Shriner's Day]

Description: Photograph of the Shriners in uniform. They are in formation in a field, and they are carrying an American flag, a Texas flag, and a third unknown flag that is believed to be the Shrine flag. Written at the bottom center is "Shriners Day Brenham's 39th Annual Mai-Fest May 17-18 1823."
Date: May 17, 1923
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Brenham Lumber Company Float]

Description: Photograph of a parade float for the Mai-Fest. The float is a small oil derrick on a trailer. There are five men on the float and one in the car pulling it. The banner at the bottom of the float says "Oil $1.50 Per. Barrel at Wells 50 Barrels Daily - Lamarque Co. Brenham Lumber Co. for Oil Derrick Lumber." Written below the float is "Mai-Fest 1925." The float is parked in front of an unknown building. The only part of the name on the building that is seen says "Reichardt &."
Date: May 1925
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[La Grange Float]

Description: Photograph of the La Grange float in the Maifest parade in 1922. The float is a convertible car with flowers all over it and a sign that says "La Grange." A man and a woman are sitting in the car, and they are parked in front of some unknown houses. There is another car in the background.
Date: May 1922
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Brenham Lumber Company Float]

Description: Photograph of the Brenham Lumber Company float in the 1922 Mai-Fest. The float is pulled by two horses, and it is decorated with flowers. There are four pillars and a basket in the middle with little girls standing in it in costume. There is a man on a horse behind the float, and they are in front of a house. The banner on the bottom says "Build a House, Rose Arbors Any Style & Size, Brenham Lumber Company." Written under the float is "Mai-Fest 1922."
Date: May 1922
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Brenham Lumber Company Float]

Description: Photograph of the Brenham Lumber Company Mai-Fest float. The float is a decorated convertible car. There are two men and two women sitting in the car, and they are parked on a lawn. There is a sign with the company name on the float, and written at the bottom center of the photograph is "Brenham's 39th Annual Mai-Fest May 17-18 1923."
Date: 1923-05-17/1923-05-18
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Fink Brothers Float]

Description: Photograph of the Fink Brothers float in the 1922 Mai-Fest parade. There are two men and a woman in the float. It is covered in signs for Tidal Wave Flour and "New Way" Flour. The large signs on the front and right side say "We sell these Famous all purpose Flours." There are sacks of flower in the float. Written under the float is "Mai-Fest 1922." The float is in front of some unknown buildings.
Date: May 1922
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Maifest Car 1923]

Description: Photograph of a car participating in the Maifest parade in 1923. There are two men and two children in the car. The sign on the car says "1909 Model Still Running It's an Overland." Written on the car is "14 Years Service," and below the car is written "Mai-Fest - 1923." The car is parked in front of railroad cars.
Date: May 1923
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Mai-Fest Float]

Description: Photograph of a float in the Mai-Fest parade. The float is a convertible car with flowers and decorations on it, and there is a large basket on the back with flowers coming out of it. There are four people sitting in the car, two men and two women. The float is parked in front of a large house, and there is another float behind it. Written at the bottom center of the photograph is "Brenham's 39th Annual Mai-Fest May 17-18 1923."
Date: 1923-05-17/1923-05-18
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Christmas 1929]

Description: Photograph of a man and woman standing outside a wooden house. There is snow on the ground and rooftop. Trees surround the home. Text on the bottom-right side of the image says "Christmas 1929."
Date: 1929
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Group of Men on Farmland]

Description: Photograph of a group of five men posing on a dirt road in farmland. One man is standing on a piece of farming equipment. One man is standing on the left side of it, and three men are standing on the right. Barbed-wire fences surround both sides of the road.
Date: July 1925
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Howard Wood Building]

Description: Photograph of the Howard Wood building. It is a two-story building on the corner of a city block. There are power lines in front of the building. There is a sign on the pole at the corner that says "R. F. Ball, General Contractor, First National Bank Room 28."
Date: May 1924
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Mary Sommer]

Description: Portrait of Mary Sommer as May Queen. Mary is seated wearing a long train and a crown and holding a scepter.
Date: May 1925
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Martha Grote]

Description: Portrait of Martha Grote as May Queen. Martha is seated wearing a dress with flowers on it and a long train, and she is holding a scepter.
Date: 1924
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Mai-Fest Parade in Brenham]

Description: Photograph of the Mai-Fest Parade in Brenham. There is a large crowd of people watching what looks like the beginning of the parade, and there are lots of cars in the street. Written at the bottom left of the photograph is "Brenham's 39th Annual Mai-Fest May 17-18 1923."
Date: 1923-05-17/1923-05-18
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Unidentified Float]

Description: Photograph of a float in the Maifest. The float is covered in flowers and decorations and a large butterfly on the front, and there are children in costume riding. There are people on the sidewalk behind.
Date: 1927
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Dodge Brothers Float]

Description: Photograph of the Dodge Brothers float for the Mai-Fest. The float is a convertible car decorated with plants, flowers, and streamers. The sign on the side of the car says "Dependability Dodge Brothers." There are five people riding in the car. Written at the bottom center of the photograph is "Brenham's 39th Annual Mai-Fest, May 17-18 1923."
Date: May 1923
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph