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[1885 Fire Wagon]

Description: 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.
Date: 1885
Item Type: Photograph

[Employees of T. Bancroft and Sons Shingle Mill]

Description: 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.
Date: 1885
Creator: The Fox Co.
Item Type: Photograph

[Crescent City Saloon]

Description: Photograph of men standing outside the Crescent City Saloon on the corner of Fourth and Front Streets in Orange, Texas.
Date: August 18, 1888
Item Type: Photograph
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Mrs. A.J. Bancroft and Son Arthur

Description: 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."
Date: 1893
Creator: Sellman and Company
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Orange, Texas in 1895]

Description: 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.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph

[Orange, Texas, The Gate City]

Description: 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"
Date: 1901~
Item Type: Photograph

Holland Hotel Kitchen, 1902

Description: 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.
Date: 1902
Item Type: Photograph

Holland Hotel Sculpture

Description: 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".
Date: 1902
Item Type: Photograph

Orange Leader Daily Tribune Newsboys

Description: 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.
Date: 1903
Item Type: Photograph

Orange Leader Daily Tribune Newsboys

Description: 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."
Date: 1903
Item Type: Photograph

[Where Business is Done]

Description: 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.
Date: 1908~
Item Type: Postcard

[Business Houses on Front Street]

Description: 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.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[New Holland Hotel]

Description: 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.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[The Stark Building]

Description: 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.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[View in Fifth Street, Orange, Texas]

Description: Photographic postcard of Fifth Street in Orange, Texas. Horse-drawn carriages are parked on the both sides of the street. A barber shop is on the far left with a city market next-door to it. Awnings cover the sidewalk in front of the businesses. Correspondence on the back of the card reads, "will send this today will rite a letter Sunday got your letter the other day and all so the papers am [ ] I am feeling fine and awfully lazy don't now what I [ ] maybe next I can find something to do all the time. Carrie." It is addressed to Mrs. Daniel Bly in Carterville, Mo. It is postmarked Orange, Tex on Feb 4, 1910.
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Postcard

[Ochiltree Home on the Sabine River]

Description: Photograph of Col. Hugh Ochiltree's home on the Sabine River in Orange, Texas. It is a two-story house with a turret next to the porch. A boat is moored next to the house. Sam Houston is believed to have stayed in this house.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph