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James R. Welch Outfitters

Description: Photograph of a manager tending to customers at James R. Welch Outfitters in Mesquite, TX. The man on the far left is identified as Will Bovell, manager of the store. He is assisting a female customer. Two other employees, dressed in white shirts and dark vests are helping another customer. The shelves behind the subjects are loaded with shoe boxes. In the foreground is a display counter containing neckties and stacks of clothes with price tags.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Mrs. W. C. Cullom and Students

Description: Photograph of teacher Mrs. W. C. Cullom and her students in front of Mesquite School. There are thirty-five students pictured, twenty-one boys and fourteen girls. Mrs. W. C. Cullom stands behind her students. On the left, two boys are holding tennis rackets. In the front row, two boys have tweed hats positioned on their knees.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Young Ladies in White

Description: Photograph of four young ladies all dress in white gowns. They all have hair pulled back and secured with large, white bows. Three are wearing necklaces. The name "Carrie Henry," is written by the lady on the far right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Hillery Baby

Description: Photograph a baby in a christening gown. The baby is posed on a dark, fur fabric with a floral design. The gown is very long, hanging well past the baby's feet. Written on the back are the words, "The Hillery baby."
Date: unknown
Creator: Bullard Studios
Item Type: Photograph

Mesquite Cooperative

Description: Photograph of the interior of Mesquite Cooperative store in Mesquite, TX. The store later became the Ellis and Allen store. Pictured are an unidentified man and three employees. In the foreground are a wood countertop and several stools. Behind the counter are shelves containing various rolls of fabric.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Soldiers in Wales]

Description: Photograph of a group of twenty-five people in Wales taken sometime around the end of World War I. The group is a mixture of civilians and United States soldiers. All are well-dressed in suits and ties and dress uniforms. Most are men, but five young women are standing in the middle of the back row. The civilians include coalminers, drivers, and doctors. The young soldier standing in the back left corner is identified as Ernest Ellis.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Mrs. Ed Vanston and Students

Description: Photograph of a teacher and students at Mesquite School in 1906. Large wooden desks are in the foreground and a chalkboard is seen behind the students. The class is composed of fifty students, thirty-six boys and fourteen girls. The teacher is identified as Mrs. Ed Vanston. She is standing behind the students.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Portrait of Leona Grubb

Description: Photograph of a young woman. She is wearing a dark dress with a large bow on the front. She is facing slightly to the left. She is identified as Leona Grubb of Mesquite, TX.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bedford
Item Type: Photograph

Girls Holding Corn

Description: Postcard of two girls in a rural setting holding several large ears of corn. In the background are several animal-drawn carts secured to what appear to be horses. The girls are identified as, from left to right, Mogie Callaway and Geraldine McCullough
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

Mal and Sadie Moore

Description: Photograph the two girls standing in front of a white, wooden building with two windows. They are both wearing knee-length white dresses. The girls are identified as Mal and Sadie Moore. Part of a third person in a dress is visible on the far right.
Date: unknown
Creator: C. Welschsel Company
Item Type: Photograph

Mesquite Auditorium

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Mesquite Auditorium. The backdrop for the stage shows advertisements for Mesquite businesses before 1907. According to accompanying information, the auditorium was located above James R. Welch, Outfitters on the east side of the square. Above the stage, an electric light is seen hanging from the rafters.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Campbell Children

Description: Photograph of three young children. Pictured are two young girls and their infant sibling. The girl on the left is wearing a long, dark coat with a bow in her hair. The girl on the right is sitting in a wicker chair with her infant sibling. Handwriting on the back of the photo identifies the three as the "Campbell Children."
Date: unknown
Creator: Harper & Company
Item Type: Photograph

Presbyterian Men's Bible Class

Description: Members of the Men's Bible Class of the First Presbyterian Church of Mesquite are standing on the steps of the Church. Pictured on the bottom row, left to right: J. C. Chapman; J. C. Rugel; not identified; J. M. Bennett; I. T. Kirk; John L. Hanby; and J. H. Fender; Second row from bottom: Edgar Range; E. A. Grubb; Charles A. Tosch; unidentified; unidentified; unidentified; and Walter Hanby. Third row: fifth man from the left, Stanley Grubb. Fourth row: second man from left, O.C. Hanby, third man from the left, Hugh Gardner; Henry Humphries; Stanley Grubb. Back row: man on far right end, S.H. Whitehurst. Other members of the class included J.B. Bryant, S.H. Grubb, Robert Bryant, H.H. Hanby, W.E. Baker, I.M. Bell, Albert Tosch, L. E. Gross, W. F. Harris, Jim Edwards, J. T. Davis, D. J. Brown, Dan Rugel, F.I. Walker, Arthur Evans and Joe Cleary.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

C. J. Washmon and Son Grocery Store

Description: Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Washmon in front of their store on Tripp and Collins Roads. A dog is seen in the foreground and several sacks and crates are seen behind them. A sign above the grocery store reads, "Good Luck C. J. Washmon and Son Groceries."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Mesquite Cooperative

Description: Photograph of the interior of Mesquite Cooperative store in Mesquite, TX. The store later became the Ellis and Allen store. Pictured are three store employees, as well as a young boy on the right and a man in a top hat browsing in the rear of the store. In the foreground are several electric sewing machines.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Interior of Frank Ellis and Son]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Frank Ellis and Son General Store in the New Hope community of Sunnyvale, TX. Every wall is covered in shelves. The shelves are lined with various goods being sold. Several independent displays run down the middle of the store. The owner, Frank Ellis, is standing on the left next to a glass display case. He is wearing a suit and tie and a hat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Portrait of Mrs. Sarah Grubb

Description: Photograph of woman in a studio. The image is of a bust-length pose. The woman is identified as Mrs. Sarah Grubb. She is wearing a dark dress with a shamrock print, secured at the neck by a thin pin. The dress is decorated at the center with many beads and a pleated front. She has dark hair parted down the center.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Portrait of D. A. Davis

Description: Photograph of a man wearing a dark colored suit, buttoned at mid-chest over a white-collared shirt. The man is identified as Mr. D. A. Davis. Accompanying information and writing on the back of the photo identify the subject as the father of Jim Davis and grandfather of Ruth Davis.
Date: unknown
Creator: Wisdom
Item Type: Photograph

Earl White Home

Description: Postcard of the Earle White home in the New Hope community of what is now Sunnyvale, TX. A large tree is blocking most of the house. A large, covered porch is around the entire structure. A woman holding an infant in her arms is seated on the porch, facing the camera.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

Front Street Store

Description: Photograph of the interior of Paschall's Front Street Store in Mesquite, TX. The store is filled with display cases marketing a variety of items. Items are also hanging from wires across the ceiling. Several people are are pictured. They are, from left to right, Cecil Paschall, Polk Paschall, Lloyd Paschall, Eddie Paschall, an unidentified man, Ollie Vineyard-Paschall, and George Paschall.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Mesquite School Room Five

Description: Photograph of teacher L.J. Berry's sixth grade class, room five, taken in front of Mesquite School in 1911. Pictured are (from back left to right): unknown, unknown, unknown, Sussie Bodine, Ellen Paschall, Lucille Chapman, Lena Jones, Ruth Darcy, Sadie Harris, Junior Nunn, unknown, Annie Hart. Fourth row: unknown, Hattie Carmack, Allie Brown, unknown, unknown, Beulah Sibson (Crane), Ruby Lawrence, Bessie, Octie Ridner, Tina Mae Bean, Allie Dixon, Ethel Stamp, teacher L.J. Berry. Third row: Arla Vanston, unknown, unknown, Lula Cumby, unknown, unknown, unknown,unknown, Stanley Grubb, Clara Packer. Second row: Blake Rugel, Walton Gross, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Tasch. Front row: unknown, unknown, Charlie Bryant, Dan Gross, unknown, unknown, unknown.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Mesquite Students

Description: Photograph showing a class of students in front of Mesquite School. There are forty students pictured, twenty-seven boys and thirteen girls. The back row of students is standing, while the middle row sits in chairs, and the front row sits on the ground. Behind the rows of students stands their teacher. Included in the photograph is Nellie Grey Paschall.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

J.F. McCullough Store

Description: Postcard of the front of the J. F. McCullough store, located on the northeast corner of the square in Mesquite, TX. The store front reads, "J.F. McCullough, Dry Goods, Millinery, Shoes, & Clothing." A sign advertising the Hamilton Brown Shoe Company is leaning against the front of the store. A man and a woman are standing in front of the building next door.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

Mrs. Josie Smith and Students

Description: Photograph of teacher Josie Smith and her students in front of Mesquite High School in Mesquite, TX. Forty-three students are pictured with one teacher. Among those pictured is Arla Vanston.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph