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[Portrait of Lloyd O'dell]

Description: Portrait of Lloyd O'dell as a baby, sitting in a wicker chair. A handwritten note on the back of the photo offers more details on him: "Son of Dr. and Mrs. O'dell. The latter was a sister of Mrs. Nichols, living, at past 90, on Carroll St., Denton, Texas. Lloyd O'dell died in Ark. some years ago and was buried in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Denton."
Date: 1900~
Creator: Williams Art Co.
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Lorene Prater]

Description: Portrait of Lorene Prater as a baby, wearing a white lace dress and sitting in an ornate chair. A handwritten note on the back of the photo states that she is the daughter of Dudley Green Prater.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph

[Plat Drawing]

Description: Plat blueprint showing a river, ditches, and various orchards with boundary lines. Scale is 1:1200.
Date: June 8, 1900
Creator: Reed, W. M.
Item Type: Artwork

Woman's Shakespeare Club

Description: The program for the Woman's Shakespeare Club meeting on December 27, 1900 contains words of welcome from Mrs. W. A. Ponder, vocal solos, readings, papers, and instrumentals.
Date: c. 1900-12-27
Creator: Woman's Shakespeare Club
Item Type: Text

In Loving Rememberance of Mrs. Jessamine Blount

Description: A short poem commemorates the life of Jessamine Blount who died on June 28, 1900 at the age of 49. Dr. J. P. Blount, first president of a Denton bank, survived his wife.
Date: c. 1900-06-28
Creator: Blount Family
Item Type: Text

Burial of John B. Denton

Description: Burial of John B. Denton on the lawn of the Denton County Courthouse. The pall bearers were John W. Gober, E. B. Orr, L. Willis, J. M. Swisher, J. H. Hawkins, W. C. Wright. Rev. J. T. Denton, one of John B. Denton's sons, was in charge of the services. Son John B. Denton, Jr. and grandson Wiliam Baker were also present.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph

The Pine Knot Club

Description: Group picture of the Pine Knot Club taken in front of Tom Young's Drug Store in Lewisville, Texas. Pictured are: Bill Smith, [first name unknown] Harwell, [first name unknown] Lord, John Fox, Warren Durbin, [first name unknown] Dorsey, Milt Claytor, [first name unknown] Payne, [first name unknown] McAnally, "Squire" Terry [last name unknown], John Shipp, Cush Williams, George Mayfield, Bill Crawford, [first name unknown] Clayborne, Captain Sam Lusk, Tom Young, "Grandpa" [first name unknown] Carlisle.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph

John W. Gober

Description: John Wesley Gober standing center-frame in front of a brick house. He is wearing a dark suit with vest and matching hat. There is a brick cellar to the right and trees are visible in the background. Information found on the back of the photograph: "John W. Gober was born in Marietta, Ga., March 14, 1826. Married Miss Mary Ann Comp, November 20, 1846. Moved to Fannin County, Texas 1851 - moved to Denton County 1853. Settled on Clear Creek near Bolivar. He served 4 years in the Confederate Army. He died Feb. 23, 1905 and was buried with Masonic honors in IOOF Cemetery. Joined Co. H, Eighteenth Regiment, a partisan Rangers."
Date: 1900?
Item Type: Photograph

Denton County Courthouse

Description: Exterior view of the Denton County Courthouse. Five unidentified individuals are standing outside of the courthouse. It was built in 1876 at a cost of $40,000 and was condemned in 1894.
Date: c. 1900
Item Type: Photograph

Gentry Thompson and Dog in Automobile

Description: Gentry Thompson sits in an automobile in a dark suit and hat and looks towards the camera. A white dog is sitting in the car in front of him. Newspaper caption reads: First Auto Here - Gentry Thompson, ginner who fancied diamonds, cars and a pet bull dog, is shown here in his auto, the first in Denton. Note the tillertype steering mechanism. His constant companion, the bull dog, went along for the ride in the dawning machine age.
Date: c. 1900
Item Type: Photograph

Unidentified Group in Front of a Store

Description: Unidentified group of three men and three women in front of a store. The sign in front of the group reads "C. A. Williams." A sign to the right reads "S. P. Allison Hardware.'
Date: c. 1900
Item Type: Photograph

Unidentified Group Portrait

Description: Group of unidentified individuals, thirteen young women and five men. Some of the women are holding flowers.
Date: c. 1900
Creator: Carruth Studio
Item Type: Photograph