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[Brass Band and Little Elm "Reds" of 1908-1910]

Description: Photograph of the Little Elm 20th Century Band of 1908-1910. The members are posing with their instruments and in uniform. A caption identifying the members is included. Photograph of the Little Elm "Reds" baseball team of 1908-1910. The members are posing in uniform. A caption identifying them is included.
Date: c. 1908
Item Type: Photograph

Denton Athletic Club

Description: Group portrait of the Denton Athletic Club's baseball team in uniform. Pictured are: (top row, from left to right) Frank Case (3rd base), Guy Witherspoon (shortstop), Robert Edwards, Lawrence Schweer (1st base); (middle row, from left to right) Aubrey Terrell (right fielder), Will Edwards (Manager), Ford Witherspoon (2nd base); (bottom row from left to right) Alex Hann (pitcher), Timmons, Bala Williams (left fielder), Ed Hann (catcher).
Date: c. 1902
Creator: Williams Art Conference
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

[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: c. 1909-04-02
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 Photo

Description: Unidentified group of men and women and one small girl. They are posed on the steps of a frame building. Some of the men are holding books.
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

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?
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Three Siblings]

Description: Portrait of two girls and a younger boy. A handwritten note on the back of the photo identifies them as Eula Magill Carroll, Esther Magill McCormick, and Marshall Magill.
Date: 1909~
Item Type: Photograph