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[Post Card from Bettie to Hallie Thurman]

Description: Post card containing letter from Bettie to Miss Hallie Thurman of Denton, Texas. The post card was processed in Ft. Worth, Texas on April 2, 1909. The front of the post card contains a photograph of a house with wood siding and a porch with columns. A brick chimney is visible on the rear of the house.
Date: 1909-04-02~

Exterior of the Merchant Tailor Company

Description: Exterior of the Boylan Tailor Shop and R.K. Rains' Barbershop, located on the north side of the square. There is a buggy in the foreground to the right. The tailor shop was originally opened by F.J. Boylan, the second man from the right, his stepsons, John W. and Walter R. "Rube" Scott are to his left, an unidentified African-American male stands on the far right. A barbershop pole and two signs hang from the shop to the right. The signs say: Hot & Cold Baths; and R.K. Rains. Richard Kerr Rains owned the R.K. Rains Barber Shop until he sold his business in April of 1910 to Ed Roberts. In 1912, the Boylan & Co., Merchant and Scott Tailoring Co. combined and formed the Scott Tailor Company. According to the 1910 Census, John W. Scott was 23 in 1910, his occupation was listed as "Tailor" and he owned the business. Walter R. Scott was 27 and his occupation was "Tailor in men's clothing." Later, in the 1923 Retail Merchants' Association's Denton City Directory, the brothers have several businesses: John W. Tailoring Co., on the west side of the square; Walter Scott was the Manager of the North Side Tailor Shop, and also listed as the "Proprietor" of a Dry Cleaning & Press Shop, also located on the north side.
Date: 1909?

Order of Macabees

Description: Group of eighteen women in white dresses and caps from the Order of Macabees. Those identified are: Fannie Wiliams, Etta Woodsen, Edna Yerby Walker, Mollie Rich, Ada Bates Poling, Cora Mayer, Myrtle Joiner, Lizzie goode, Mollie Bushey, Gretna Cobb, Florence Elbert, Leona Bleweth, Fannie Blanks, Nellie Nipp, Annie Baker, Cora Bates, Eula Bates.
Date: 1909

[Walter Wiggs, Sr., Jim Grady, two unidentified men, and one unidentified boy on streetcar]

Description: Early Denton streetcar with sign on front saying: "Jarrell-Evans Dry Goods and Manufacturers Surplus Sale. Now in full blast." Man in uniform at the front of the streetcar is Walter Wiggs, Sr., and the man in the back with cigar is Jim Grady. The other individuals in the picture are unidentified. A boy can be seen hanging on the back of the streetcar and behind the streetcar a man is driving a horse-drawn buggy. The Denton Depot can be seen in the background. Along the side of the car is a sign reading "Denton Railroad Company".
Date: 1909~

[Walter Wiggs, Sr., Jim Grady, two unidentified men, and one unidentified boy on streetcar]

Description: Early Denton streetcar with sign on front saying: "Jarrell-Evans Dry Goods and Manufacturers Surplus Sale. Now in full blast." Man in uniform at the front of the streetcar is Walter Wiggs, Sr., and the man in the back with cigar is Jim Grady. The other individuals in the picture are unidentified. A boy can be seen hanging on the back of the streetcar and behind the streetcar a man is driving a horse-drawn buggy. The Denton Depot can be seen in the background. Along the side of the car is a sign reading "Denton Railroad Company".
Date: 1909~

[Postcard of "Blue Hole" in Denton, Texas]

Description: Postcard of a river with several people in white dresses and bonnets standing along the shore, and more standing on a raft in the river. A printed note on the front of the postcard identifies it as "Blue Hole" in Denton, Texas. The handwritten note on the back of the postcard, sent from Roanoke, Texas and addressed to Miss Amy A. Allen in Manhattan, Kansas, says, "I had Jessie's letter sealed when yours came with the money order. Many thanks for the same. Baby isn't feeling well today but nothing serious I guess. Marian is not very strong yet. Hoping to see you soon."
Date: February 3, 1908

Denton High School Girl's Basketball Team

Description: Team photo of the 1908 Denton High School girls' basketball team. The team photo is printed over an image of a basketball on a white background. Pictured are: Maude Bruce (coach), Nell Bayless, Lucille Blewett, Emma Bell Lipscomb, Susie Davidson, Lula Evers, Maude Zumwalt, Katie Bass, Blanch Thomason, Mary Williams. Mary Williams later married Woodson A. Harris after completing a teaching certificate at UNT (then Normal College). They had four children and lived the majority of their lives at 425 Fry Street.
Date: 1908

Exterior of Henry Selz's House

Description: Exterior of Henry Selz's house. Their "new" Buick automobile is parked in the foreground on the left and the house is set off by a white picket fence. Tall trees flank the house on either side. The year 1908 is written on the back of the photograph, along with the notes, "The Henry Senz Home, father of Earl, Leo & Pinter. Note the "new Buick." "Moody & Earl had many wonderful trips in it before their marriage." As an "aside", an article appeared in the Denton Record-Chronicle on May 8, 1912, entitled, "Denton Boys in Auto Smash-Up." Henry Selz, Jr., was driving the family automobile, along with his brother Piner Selz and their friend Horace Maynard, when it slid off the road and went into an embankment. The automobile was reported as going 25-35 miles-per-hour. Horace Maynard suffered internal injuries and a broken hip. The automobile also suffered the loss of both front fenders and a few dents. The car belonged to Mr. Henry Selz, Sr.
Date: 1908?

[Portrait of Unidentified Man and Woman]

Description: Unidentified man and woman standing behind a round flower bed. The woman, on the left, is wearing a long dress, while the man is in a white shirt and dark tie and hat. To the left is a wooden picket fence and a cellar entrance is to the right. Written on top of photo in blue ink "The Selz Home"
Date: 1908

Unidentified Man and Woman on Wooden Porch

Description: Unidentified man and woman sitting on a wooden porch. The woman is on the left, dressed in a long dress with high neck and is wearing glasses. The man is to her right and slightly behind her wearing a pork pie hat, white shirt, and light colored pants. A rug is on the wood between them, the door is open into a dark interior, and the porch is framed on the left, top, and right by crawling vines.
Date: 1908

Virginia Military Institute

Description: The booklet contains information about the commencement week in June, 1908 for the Virginia Military Institute. The booklet also includes a program of exercises and lists of officers and patrons.
Date: 1908
Creator: Virginia Military Institute

Denton High School Girl's Basketball Team

Description: Team photo of the 1907 Denton High School girls' basketball team. Pictured are: Katie Bass, Bess Browder, Lula Evers, Mary Williams, Alice Mounts, Maude Bruce, Mary Bart, Ina Fritz, Alice Cowan, Emma Belle Lipscomb, Lola Parker, Anna Banks, Nell Bayless, Blanche Thomason. The newspaper caption read: Girls' Basketball Team. "These young ladies were members of Denton High School's second basketball team. All but two of them changed their names with marriage. Their married names and their residences were supplied by Mrs. Clarence A. Tripp of Denton, the former Lula Evers. Kneeling, left to right, are Emma Belle Lipscomb (Mrs. Owen Johnson of California), Lola Parker (Mrs. E. H. Walpole of Oklahoma City), Anna Banks (now Dr. Banks of New York City), Nell Bayless (Mrs. John Underwood of Dallas), Blanche Thomason (Mrs. David C. Wiley of Monahans). Standing left to right, Katie Bass (Mrs. Donald O'Neil of Dallas), Bess Browder (Mrs. Bess McCullar of Taos, N.M.), Lula Evers (Mrs. Tripp), Mary Williams (Mrs. J. B. Stevenson of Wellington), Coach Alice Mounts (Mrs. Clarence Cockerell of Dallas), Coach Maud Bruce (Mrs. Campbell Duggan of Opalika, Ala.), Mary Barb (Mrs. Joe Elliott of Forney), Ina Fritz, (Mrs. M. L. O'Banion of Houston) and Alice Cowan (Dr. Cowan of Canyon).
Date: 1907