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Boats at Palacios

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of a couple of boats on the water of the Tres Palacios Bay. The boat on the left is carrying passengers; the boat on the right has a single sail and one individual on it.
Date: unknown

Camping at the Bay

Description: Copy negative of three men identified as Louie Knudsen, Arthur Andersen, and Mads Andersen camping at Palacios Bay in Texas. Two of the men are sitting at a makeshift table and eating a meal while the third is cooking over a fire. Tools including buckets, a hatchet, and several stacked rifles are strewn about the campsite. The men are surrounded by dense foliage.
Date: unknown

Camping at the Bay

Description: Copy negative of three men plucking game birds while camping at Palacios Bay in Texas. Two men are standing; one is holding a pile of guns and the other is cooking. The third man is sitting. Tools and supplies are visible around the camp. Two mules are standing next to a covered wagon.
Date: unknown

Cleaning Fish

Description: Copy negative of two women cleaning fish at the East Bay in Palacios, Texas. There is a little boy wearing a hat in the photograph, and there are several people walking along the bay in the background. The women are wearing dresses, aprons, and hats.
Date: 1920/1925

Cleaning Fish

Description: Photograph of two women and a young boy cleaning fish at East Bay in Palacios, Texas. The woman on the left, identified as Margaret Juhl, is wearing a light-colored bonnet and dress. She holds a fish in her hands over a pot. The woman on the right, identified as Mrs. H. P. Jensen, wears a dark hat with a ribbon tied around it and a dark cape-like top. The boy that is with them stands behind the woman on the left looking at the camera. They are next to a large body of water. At least three other people can be seen in the very back. Accompanying information has provided names for the women, but they have not been matched to their positions in the photograph.
Date: unknown

Danevang Folks on Boat Ride

Description: Copy negative of citizens of Danevang taking a boat ride in Palacios Bay, Texas. The image was taken from the dock as the boat is taking off. People on the boat are leaning out the windows to look at the camera. One boy is sitting atop the roof of the vessel and clutching his hat in his hand. Several other children are leaning on the railing of the boat and dipping their toes in the water. The bank of the river and several buildings onshore can be seen behind the boat, as well as a bridge that extends past the picture plane.
Date: unknown

Fun at the Bay

Description: Black and white copy print of a group of people on a boat that is sitting at a dock on the Palacios Bay. There are some people at the standing at the stern; other people are peeking through the windows of the boat's cabin. A man is sitting on top of the cabin roof. There are two metal barrels on the dock; one of them is blurry and partially visible in the foreground. Behind the boat is a view of the water.
Date: unknown

O.J. and Lillie Hansen

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of a wife and a husband, standing together for a picture in front of some castor beanstalks. They are identified as Lillian and O.J. Hansen. Lillian is wearing a white dress and a necklace, while O.J. is wearing a button-up shirt with pockets on the front and dark pants. They both have their hands behind their backs.
Date: 1932

Jasper Juhl Family

Description: Copy negative of the Jasper Juhl family, the Wilborg family, and Mona Smith, taken at the East Pay in Palacios, Texas in Matagorda County. Everyone in the photo is sitting down, with adults in the back row and children in front. There are three automobiles visible in the background.
Date: unknown

Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 35

Description: Quarterly occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County, Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick appears have paid a total of $2.62 on this particular quarter. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, Jno. D. McCall, whose signature can be seen on the bottom right corner.
Date: 1889

Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 165

Description: Quarterly occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County in Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick appears have paid a total of $5.46 on this particular quarter. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, whose signature can be seen on the bottom right corner.
Date: 1887

Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 273

Description: Quarterly occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County, Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick appears have paid a total of $2.63 on this particular quarter. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, Jno. D. McCall, whose signature can be seen on the bottom right corner.
Date: 1888

[Rasmussen Family at the Palacios Pavillion Beach]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of the Rasmussen family posing at the beach (more specifically, at the Palacios Pavillion). The body of water behind them is a bay with a bridge running across it. There are three women and one young girl, who is holding hands with both the women on either side of her. They are all wearing striped tank-top swimsuits. The two women on the right are also wearing bathing caps and socks. According to accompanying information, Helen Rasmussen is the second woman from the right.
Date: 1924

[Soldiers Pay Record Book]

Description: Soldiers pay record book from World War I belonging to Andrew Jensen. Information recorded includes total monthly pay, deductions, net monthly pay, date paid, and the name of the quartermaster making the payment. According to the title page, this book was carried by the soldier for his own records. The book indicates that Jensen's total monthly wages were $33.00, and his net monthly pay, after $7.00 deducted for insurance, was $26.00. His monthly pat later went up to $40.20 total and $33.20 net. Jensen was drafted into the National Army on September 19, 1917 and reported to Bay City, Texas. The pay book was opened on January 1, 1919, and he returned to the U.S. from foreign service on June 15,1919. He applied for War Risk Insurance in the amount of $10,000.
Date: January 1, 1919