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Eugene, Arthur and Mrs. Thomas Bancroft
Photograph of Mrs. Thomas Bancroft and her two sons, Eugene William Bancroft on her right and Arthur J. Bancroft on her left. Mrs. Bancroft is wearing a dark dress, white gloves, lace collar and a bonnet with a large bow tied underneath her chin. She has her arm around Eugene who is wearing a dark dress with white collar. Arthur is wearing a dark outfit with white collar.
[Bancroft Family]
Oval photo of Mrs. Thomas Bancroft with her sons, Eugene and Arthur. She wears a bonnet with lace around the opening. She is seated between her sons.
The Orange Tribune, (Orange City, Tex.),Vol. 2, No. 42, Friday, May 30, 1879
Photograph of the weekly newspaper from Orange, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with poetry and advertising.
Bancroft Shingle Mill Crew in 1880
Photograph of the Bancroft Shingle Mill Crew. There are twenty-seven men, all standing except seven who are seated. One row of men are standing on the ground and the other row is on a platform behind them. The men are wearing button-up shirts, some are wearing vests, suspenders or jackets and all except one are wearing hats. In the foreground are wooden beams and bits of wood. Written on or above some of the men are the numbers 1 through 10.
First Catholic Church built in 1880
First Catholic church built in 1880 at Pine and Sixth Streets. This church was formerly known as St. Vitalis
[George W. Michaels]
Photograph of George W. Michaels around 1880.
[Steamboat Pearl Plant]
Photograph of steamboat "Pearl Plant" near Front at Third Street. There are many people on the decks on the boat. The steamboat has two large smoke stacks. There is a man smoking a pipe on the bottom left of the photograph.
[1885 Fire Wagon]
Photograph and description of Orange's volunteer firemen standing by a fire wagon in 1885. This is the oldest known picture of an Orange scene.
Allie Bland's House and Cove School
Photograph of the Cove School at left and Ms. Allie Bland's house on the right. There is a white-picket fence surrounding the yard of the house and the school. In front of the fence is a man in a dark suit and hat. Within the house yard are two women in long skirts and a man in a vest and hat. There are large trees with moss surrounding the buildings.
[Employees of T. Bancroft and Sons Shingle Mill]
Employees of T. Bancroft and Sons Shingle Mill, Orange, Texas. Photo was taken in front of Dry Kiln at the rear of the mill in 1885. Top Row: George W. Bancroft, McKinley, Edwin "Tiny" Rosenbaum, Bob Mickelborough. George W. Curtis, Jim Fuller, Cal Bonneau, Edward Rosenbaum. Middle Row: E.W. Bancroft, Al Anderson, Trav Smith, Ashborn, Jim Childers, W.H. Ogden. Bottom Row: Palmer, Pombeff, Milton Holley, John Dupont, John Taylor, Mark Godwin, Eli Davis, Will McKinley, Joe Signoret, Trahan.
[Orange Jail, 1888]
Photograph of the Orange Jail in 1888. It is a small building on the river's edge.
[Crescent City Saloon]
Photograph of men standing outside the Crescent City Saloon on the corner of Fourth and Front Streets in Orange, Texas.
[Hanging Tree - Orange, Texas]
Sepia photograph picturing a lynching in the "hanging tree" at Fifth and Front Street in Orange, Texas in 1888. Across the street is a saloon. Many spectators are watching, including children. A steam engine is standing by in the background.
[First Presbyterian Church]
Photograph of First Presbyterian Church on the corner of Market and Polk in Orange, Texas, prior to 1900. It is a wooden building with a tall steeple.
Mrs. A.J. Bancroft and Son Arthur
Studio photograph of Mrs. A.J. Bancroft and her son Arthur. She is standing and wearing a dark dress with a jacket, leather gloves, a scarf and decorative hat. Arthur is seated in an elaborately carved chair and wearing a suit with a vest and necktie. His hair is white and he has a mustache. Mrs. Bancroft's hand is on her son's arm. Printed across the bottom of the mat is, "Sellman & Co. The Studio, Huddersfield and St. Annes on the sea."
[Employees at the Bancroft Saw Mill]
Employees at the Bancroft Saw Mill standing outside. Most of them are wearing hats.
School Children in 1894
Photograph of a group of twenty-five schoolchildren posed with their female teacher. There are fourteen girls and eleven boys. The girls wear dresses, four wear pinafores, and one has bows in her hair. The boys wear knickers with jackets and large collars. The school teacher wears a black dress. Behind the group is dark open doorway and a shuttered window.
[Photograph of Orange, Texas in 1895]
Photograph of Fifth and Main Street location in Orange, Texas in 1895. Main was only a bayou crossed by the Fifth Street bridge. The First Baptist Church is under construction in the background. Wooden fences surround nearby homes.
[Snow Scene]
Photograph of a rare occurrence in Orange, Texas, a snowy day. Trees, homes and yards are blanketed in snow during the winter of 1895.
[Annie Bancroft]
Oval photograph of Annie Bancroft printed on cardboard.
[H.J. Lutcher Home]
Photograph of the H.J. Lutcher home in Orange, Texas around 1898. A horse and carriage stand in the road by the house.
[Old Wingate Sawmill on the Sabine River]
Photograph of the Sabine River at Orange, Texas in 1898. In the center is the old Wingate Sawmill, to the right are three ketch-type sailboats that are gaff rigged near the bank.
[Annie Bancroft at Randolph Macon College]
Oval photograph of Annie Bancroft when she was at Randolph Macon College in Lynchburg, Virginia around 1899.
[Aerial View of Homes in Orange, Texas]
Aerial photograph of homes in Orange, Texas. Many of the homes have porches. One has a large rain barrel in its backyard. An automobile can be seen going down one of the streets.
[Downtown Parade]
Photograph of a parade around 1900. Horses pull carts, one carries a man who is talking through a megaphone. Children run alongside of the parade on the street.
[Four Women at a Slumber Party]
Photograph of four women at a slumber party around 1900. A vanity with a mirror stands behind them. It appears that they are all fixing their hair.
[Front Street in Orange, Texas around 1900]
Photograph looking up Front Street in Orange, Texas around 1900. There is a barber shop, a market, and carriages in the street.
[Gathering on Green Avenue in Orange, Texas]
Photograph of a gathering - maybe a parade, or possibly a funeral - in Orange, Texas along Green Avenue. A decorated cart moves up the avenue (left side of photo). Many people line the street.
[Horse Drawn Fire Wagon]
Photograph of Pearcy Adams and George Rexes driving the new horse-drawn fire wagon in Orange, Texas around 1900.
[Photograph of G.H. & H. Track in Galveston After 1900 Flood]
Photograph of raised railroad tracks after the Galveston Flood in 1900. In the foreground are normal railroad tracks.
Portrait of Mrs. E.W Bancroft
Portrait of Mrs. E.W Bancroft wearing a heavy wool suit and disk-shaped hat. Photograph was taken around the year 1900.
[Orange, Texas, The Gate City]
Photograph of the cover to the book, Orange, Texas....The Gate City of the Great State of Texas. A picture of people in a boat on the Sabine River is on the cover. Under the picture it reads, "Watermelon Pastime on the Sabine"
[Dr. Wynne Pearce in His Office]
Photograph of Dr. Wynne Pearce in his office in 1920. He is seated at his desk. A radiator is on the wall behind him.
Holland Hotel Kitchen, 1902
Photograph of the kitchen of the Holland Hotel in 1902. On the left side of the frame is a man with a mustache and an apron standing behind a table full of dishes and pots. On the right side of the frame are three men in white suits and hats and one man in a dark suit and tie standing around a counter. Over their heads hangs several pots, pans, and utensils. Next to the man in the dark suit is a shelf with dishes. Behind the people is a row of stoves, shelves, and ovens. In the foreground is a pillar and wooden partition. Typed below the photograph is, "The Modern Kitchen of Holland House. Chef on the left, Steward on right." This photo is from a newspaper clipping, which can be seen on either side of the image.
Holland Hotel Lobby, 1902
Photograph of the lobby of the Holland Hotel in 1902. On the right side of the frame is circular sofa surrounding a pillar with lanterns, with men in suits and hats sitting on it. Behind that is the front desk and shelves. In the center of the frame is a large, dark staircase with ornate pillars and banisters. Seated on a bench on the side of the stairs are two children, and seated in chairs in front of the stairs are two men. On the left side of the frame are two men reading in chairs and a statue on display. Hanging from the ceiling are three lights.
Holland Hotel Sculpture
Photograph of a sculpture in the main corridor of the Holland Hotel. The sculpture has a cupid figure sitting on top of a half horse/half crustacean creature. The sculpture is situated on top of a pedestal. In the background is a large staircase with an ornate banister and lights hanging from the ceiling. Typed across the bottom of the photograph is, "Art in the main corridor of the Holland".
[Interior of the Holland Hotel]
Photograph of the lobby of the Holland Hotel in Orange, Texas in 1902.
Orange Leader Daily Tribune Newsboys
Photograph of seven newsboys with their arms full of newspapers with Arthur Ford in front of the Orange, Texas newspaper office. The sign on the window reads, "Orange Leader, Daily Tribune". In front of that door stands a man in suspenders, hat and tie. The boys wear jackets, ties, knickers and hats. Arthur Ford wears a jacket, hat and necktie. Four of the boys are on small horses.
Orange Leader Daily Tribune Newsboys
Photograph of seven newsboys with their arms full of newspapers with Arthur Ford in front of the Orange, Texas newspaper office. The sign on the window reads, "Orange Leader, Daily Tribune". In front of that door stands a man in suspenders, hat and tie. The boys wear jackets, ties, knickers and hats. Arthur Ford wears a jacket, hat and necktie. Four of the boys are on small horses. Written on the bottom border is, "Orange Daily Tribune NewsBoys. October 15th, 1902". On the matte is a piece of paper with typed words that say, "1903 ORANGE DAILY LEADER - The Orange Daily Leader plant was located in the Rein building on Fifth Street, Oct. 15, 1903, at current location of Unitedbank, Orange. The Orange Daily Leader newsboys were captured in a pose with Arthur Ford, first cousin of the late W.H. Stark, Ford later became editor of American Lumber magazine of Chicago."
[Orange Rice Mill]
Photograph of the Orange Rice Mill on the Sabine River in 1903.
[Where Business is Done]
Color postcard picturing a street scene in Orange, Texas "Where business is done" A hardware company is on the left and horse-drawn carriages are on both sides of the street. Correspondence on the back reads, "Hello Murray, How are you? if you see Frank will you try to find out Mrs. Pittman's address and let me know. answer this to 411 Fourth St. Mary." It is addressed to Mrs. J.B. Murray, 1492 Forsythe St., Beaumont, Tex. It is postmarked Orange, Texas on Aug 20, 1908.
[Photograph of Men and Women on the Bank of the Port Arthur Canal]
Photograph of the canal in Port Arthur, Texas. Men and women stand along the shore. Boats are pulled over to the shore. The Revenue Cutter "Windom" is in the background.
[Hobson School Singing Group]
Hobson School Singing Group in 1909. Men, women and children stand in four rows outside the school building holding books. Someone has written on the photo and numbered each individual but the names are not available.
[Mariana Loracana and Wife]
Photograph of Mariana Loiacana and his wife in 1909.
[Business Houses on Front Street]
Photograph of a corner on Front and Fourth Street in Orange, Texas. Horse-drawn carts are on the streets. Where Smith Cleaners is now. Once was the longest bar in Texas. The Stark Building is to the right.
[Community Band at the Depot]
Photograph of the Orange Community Band at the Missouri Pacific Depot. The band is comprised of fifteen men.
[Confederate Veterans]
Photograph of eleven Confederate Veterans at the railroad station for a reunion banquet.
Crowd Waiting on U.S. Navy Torpedo Boats
Photograph of a large crowd with many children on the waterfront waiting for the U.S. Navy Torpedo Boats to arrive in Orange, Texas in 1910. Most of the crowd wears hats and some carry umbrellas. In the foreground is an American Flag. In the background are telephone poles, fences, large buildings and trees.
[New Holland Hotel]
Photograph of the New Holland Hotel in Orange, Texas in 1910. The three-story structure has a turret on one corner with a flag pole on top of it. There are palm trees and a gazebo outside the hotel.
[The Stark Building]
Photograph of the Stark Building in Orange, Texas in 1910. It is a two-story brick building. Horse-drawn carriages and carts stand outside in the street.