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[Theodore Kilgore at His Store]

Description: Photograph of Theodore Kilgore, aka T.A. Kilgore, standing in the appliance section of his store, T.A. Kilgore and Sons. The store was known as a grocery store, although it eventually expanded its services to hardware and appliances. Behind him are a few Servel refrigerators.
Date: 195u

[Zonnie Kilgore with a Young Girl]

Description: Photograph of an elderly Zonnie Knight Kilgore posing in a portrait with a young girl. Zonnie has gray hair that is pulled back and is wearing a polka-dot patterned ensemble. The young girl has braided hair and is wearing a sheer dress. Accompanying information suggests that she might be Zonnie's granddaughter, Claire Kilgore.
Date: 195u

[Toddler-Aged Teddy Kilgore]

Description: Photograph of Theodore Albert Kilgore Jr., aka Teddy Kilgore, as a toddler. He is posing for a studio portrait on a decorative cushion while holding something in his hands. The back of the photo has a handwritten note which reads, "This is a good picture of Ted...It is left uncut and untrimmed so you can fit it with whatever wallet or picture holder you may have."
Date: 194u

[Horse-Drawn Wagon in a Holiday Parade]

Description: Photograph of a horse-drawn wagon in the parade for the first annual League City Holiday Festival of Lights. The wagon's frame is uncovered and exposed. Two women, one of whom is waving to parade spectators, are riding the wagon while a man steers the horses. The parade procession is moving down Farm to Market Road 518 and Highway 3 until eventually culminating in Walter Hall Park.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Vehicle in a Holiday Parade]

Description: Photograph of a vehicle decorated in stringed red lights cruising in the parade for the first annual League City Holiday Festival of Lights. The procession continues down Farm to Market Road 518 and Highway 3 until finally stopping at Walter Hall Park to culminate the festival.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Holiday Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of a float in the parade for the first annual League City Holiday Festival of Lights. The float features an overhead canopy and is covered in a fabric reminiscent of snow. A large group of school-age girls are passengers. Christmas lights adorn the faux snow and the vertical supports beneath the canopy. The only part of the vehicle towing the float is one massive back wheel. As the procession moves down Farm to Market Road 518 and Highway 3, the parade will eventually stop at Walter Hall Park to culminate the festival.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Holiday Festival in Walter Hall Park]

Description: Photograph of the entrance to Walter Hall Park on the night of the first annual League City Holiday of Festival Lights. The passage is adorned with Christmas lights. An archway of lights provides more light beyond the threshold as numerous cars and people enter.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Texas Piemontesi Italians in a Holiday Parade]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Piemontesi Italian float in the parade for the first annual League City Festival of Lights. A small group of middle-aged and elderly men are passengers on the float, which is decorated in the colors of the Italian flag. A sign above the men identifies them as the directors, and a sign to the left designates Johnnie Arolfo as the President of P.I.A. As the parade travels down Farm to Market Road 518 and Highway 3, the procession will eventually end in Walter Hall Park to culminate the festival.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Marching Band at a Holiday Festival]

Description: Photograph of a uniformed marching band performing at the first annual League City Holiday Festival of Lights in Walter Hall Park. The band uniform is a head-to-toe ensemble in red, marigold yellow and white. The drum major, who is wearing a mostly white uniform and a fuzzy white hat, conducts the band although he is only visible from the back.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Holiday Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of a float in the first annual League City Holiday Festival of Lights. It is covered in green paper, tinsel, and Christmas lights. A small group of passengers are sitting on school desks set atop the float. As the parade procession moves down Farm to Market Road 518 and Highway 3, it will eventually stop at Walter Hall park to culminate the festivities.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Drumline Performing at a Holiday Festival]

Description: Photograph of the drum line of a marching band performing at the first annual League City Holiday Festival of Lights in Walter Hall Park. Their uniforms are head-to-toe ensembles in red, marigold yellow and white; text on the chest reads, "LIONS." The individuals in front are playing the toms while the bass drummers and snare drummers stand in formation close behind.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Horse-Drawn Wagon in a Holiday Parade]

Description: Photograph of a middle-aged couple and some children riding a horse-drawn wagon in the parade for the first annual League City Holiday Festival of Lights. The man on the left is holding the reins to steer the horses, which are only partially visible. The procession is traveling down Farm to Market Road 518 and Highway 3 and will eventually culminate in Walter Hall Park.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Holiday Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of the Veterans of Foreign Wars float in the parade for the first annual League City Festival of Lights. The float is a makeshift wooden stable that holds a large group of passengers. Holiday decorations adorn the float from top to bottom. The U.S. flag and the Texas flag hover above the float, as well as two navy blue flags with the Veterans of Foreign Wars emblem. One of the VFW flags is posted on the side of the float.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Mexican-Themed Float in a Holiday Parade]

Description: Photograph of a Mexican-themed float in the parade for the first annual League City Holiday Festival of Lights. The float's decor includes a banner that reads, "Feliz Navidad," a Mexican flag, and stringed colored lights. A mariachi band riding the float is playing music. A toddler-aged girl and a partially visible woman are also passengers.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Dalmatians Riding in a Holiday Parade]

Description: Photograph of a full-grown Dalmatian and a couple of Dalmatian puppies riding atop a fire truck in the parade for the first annual League City Holiday Festival of Lights. Riding along with the Dalmatians are two firemen, who are partially visible. The side of the fire truck is the only part of the truck in view.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Fire Trucks in a Holiday Parade]

Description: Photograph of a few fire trucks lined up on Farm to Market Road 518 in the parade for the first annual League City Holiday Festival of Lights. The firetrucks are being driven by firemen, two of whom are partially visible riding in the truck leading in front. The procession is traveling down FM 518, then Highway 3, and ultimately stopping at Walter Hall Park.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Replica of Walter Hall Park Pavilion in a Parade]

Description: Photograph of the Galveston County Beach Park float, which features a scaled replica of the Walter Hall Park pavilion. The replica is decorated in Christmas lights and red bows. A woman is seated in front of the pavilion replica. The parade procession is moving down Farm to Market Road 517 and Highway 3, eventually stopping at Walter Hall Park, the location of the actual pavilion building.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Civic Vehicles in a Holiday Parade]

Description: Photograph of League City civic vehicles cruising as part of the parade procession in the first annual League City Holiday Festival of Lights. A green Jeep leads in front with several fire trucks following close behind. A man in a green jacket is visible standing up in the Jeep. The procession is traveling down Farm to Market Road 518 and Highway 3, eventually stopping at Walter Hall Park.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Replica of Walter Hall Park Pavilion in a Parade]

Description: Photograph of the Galveston County Beach Park float, which features a scaled replica of the Walter Hall Park pavilion. Decorated in Christmas lights and garland, the replica sits atop a trailer with its side facade in view. Attached to the back of the replica is a wooden staircase.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Drill Team in a Holiday Parade]

Description: Photograph of a drill team in uniform, walking in the parade for the first annual League City Festival of Lights. Their uniforms are mostly black with white gloves and white boots. A couple of adult sponsors are walking in stride with the group, who are being led by much younger representatives of the team. The young girls in front are holding a banner that is illegible. The drill team proceeds down Farm to Market 518 and Highway 3 and will eventually stop in Walter Hall Park.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[People on a Holiday Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of a float in the parade for the first annual League City Holiday Festival of Lights. Riding the float is a small group of passengers, some of whom are children, dressed in winter clothing. The float decor features a hay-covered platform, a partially visible Christmas tree, and a LED light-up sign that reads, "Bay Area Lawn." Some of the passengers are waving. As the parade procession travels down Farm to Market Road 518 and Highway 3, it will eventually stop at Walter Hall Park to culminate the festival.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Holiday Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of a pick-up truck hauling the Galveston County Beach Park float, which features a scaled replica of the Walter Hall Park pavilion. The replica is decorated in Christmas lights and red bows. A small group of people are riding the area between the truck cab and the float. The parade procession is moving down Farm to Market Road 517 and Highway 3, eventually stopping at Walter Hall Park, the location of the actual pavilion building.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Catholic Church Float in a Holiday Parade]

Description: Photograph of a float featuring a large replica of St. Mary Mission Catholic Church, an old church in League City, complete with a bell tower and faux stained-glass windows. Just above the windows is the text, "MISSION." The float is in the parade for the first annual League City Holiday Festival of Lights, which is proceeding down Farm to Market Road 518 and Highway 3 and ultimately stopping at Walter Hall Park.
Date: December 11, 1987
Creator: Kiecke, Albert

[Helen Hall Library Dedication Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of a man standing at a podium and speaking at the Helen Hall Library dedication ceremony. The podium is set atop a table between two plants. Walter Hall, widower of the library's namesake, is seated to the left in a blue jacket, waiting to speak.
Date: February 28, 1988
Creator: Kiecke, Albert