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[Unidentified Woman Named Louise]

Description: Photo of an unidentified woman named Louise (from back of photo) Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: September 1933
Item Type: Photograph

[St Paul's Church - Freeport, Tx.]

Description: Two unidentified men standing on the steps of St. Paul's Church in Freeport, Tx. 1934. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1934
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert W. Tailor of Oklahoma]

Description: Albert W. Tailor of Oklahoma taken in 1934 at age 22 - His father was evidentially a doctor. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1934
Item Type: Photograph

[Charles W. Blackshear]

Description: Charles W. Blackshear - Freeport Beach - Age 21 - on visit to William S. Blackshear - April 1934 - Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: April 1934
Item Type: Photograph

[Peg and Buddy McLaughlin - Jones Beach]

Description: (back of photo) Peg and Buddy - Taken at Jones Beach - Both felt very silly when this was taken. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1935
Item Type: Photograph

[Inside of a Church in Angleton, Tx.]

Description: (back of photo) Inside one of my missions - Angleton, TX. - Easter 1934. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: April 1934
Item Type: Photograph

[William S. Blackshear]

Description: Photo of William S. Blackshear taken Feb 1937 in Los Angeles. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: February 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[Unidentified Man and Woman]

Description: (back of photo) On the way to Waco. August 1935. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: August 1935
Item Type: Photograph

[Unidentified Woman]

Description: (back of photo) Me taken in front of the hotel at Bermuda - Aug 1934 - Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: August 1934
Item Type: Photograph

[Wrecked Vehicle]

Description: Photo of an overturned bootleggers truck in Anderson County. This photo is possibly related to the wreck mentioned in the article below, which was found in the Palestine Daily Herald Newspaper on 23 December 1933. Shorty Burnett Makes Bond Today In Fatal Mishap Walter Wiley Killed In Climax of Chase Last Night By Officers; Big Liquor supply Is Found W.S. "Shorty" Burnett, local white man, posted $1000 bond in Justice A.G. Moore's court today on a charge of transporting intoxicating liquor growing out of a chase on highway 1? late last night that enuminated in the death of Walter "Moon" Wiley, 43, local painter and paperhanger. Wiley's neck was broken and chest crushed in an automobile chase that started near the city airport. He died upon reaching the Speegle-Dupuy Hospital in an ambulance. Wiley and another man, believed to be Burnett, were riding toward Palestine in a 1922 model Chevrolet coach when Deputy Constables John Neal and Olin Farish started after them. According to officers' story, Neal and Farish hailed the occupants of the fleeing car demanding them to stop, instead the car increased its speed and the driver made other efforts to prevent the officers from driving alongside, it was stated. When about six miles from Palestine, the car occupied by Wiley and the second man met another car headed west. Apparently blinded by the approaching machine the car in which Wiley was riding swerved to the right leaving the concrete and overturning. Wiley's companion crawled out of the wreckage and fled through the woods, officers said. About 1:25 a.m., Burnett's car was reported stolen from his garage. Officers said it was Burnett's car they were chasing. Burnett is under indictment for possession of intoxicating liquor and his trial has been set for next week. Following the fatal accident, ...
Date: c. 1933
Item Type: Photograph

[Meredith Howell]

Description: (Back of Photo) Meredith Howell at high school age. Escondido, California. Brought him to University of Texas where he got a Football Scholarship 1936-37. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1936 - 1937
Creator: Havens
Item Type: Photograph

[William S. Blackshear]

Description: Photo of William S. Blackshear taken in Los Angeles in Feb 1937. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: February 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[McKnight Plaza - Palestine]

Description: Photo of McKnight Plaza taken during the 1930s. This business district was the primary area for businesses owned and operated by African-Americans in Palestine, and was located in the 100 block of Avenue A, on the south side of the street next to what is now United Realty (the former First National Bank Building). The building was demolished in 1945.
Date: c. 1930
Item Type: Photograph