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[Wife and Children of John Kenneth Hicks]

Description: Photo of Regina, Kenneth Jr., William and Robert, family of John Kenneth Hicks. Mr. Hicks was the adopted son of someone named ZuZu. Photo taken Christmas 1949. From the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: December 1949
Item Type: Photograph

[Mary Pugh and Mrs. Blackshear]

Description: Photo of Mary Pugh and the mother of William S. Blackshear. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: October 1945
Item Type: Photograph

[Alf Morris Jr. and His Mother, Mrs. Morris]

Description: Alf Morris Jr. and his mother, Mrs. Morris. He was age 28 at the time this photo was taken in 1944. He became ill at age 30. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: September 1944
Item Type: Photograph

[Sam the Builder]

Description: (back of photo) Sam the Builder - Freeport, TX. - Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1945
Item Type: Photograph

[Alf and his mother, Mrs. Morris]

Description: (back of photo) Alf and Mrs. Morris, his mother, as he was on his way to officers training school - Jan 1943. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: December 1943
Item Type: Photograph

[Fort Scott - San Francisco, California]

Description: Ft. Scott, San Francisco, Ca. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library. Caption: "Ft. W. Scott. San Francisco. Feb 11, 1942 - Aug 6 '42"
Date: 1942
Item Type: Photograph

[Unidentified Officer on Horseback]

Description: Unidentified Officer on horseback in Palm Springs in December 1942. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: December 1942
Item Type: Photograph

[Railroad YMCA Building - Palestine]

Description: The Railroad YMCA opened in April of 1903 and continued as the YMCA until the building burned in the mid 1950's. The building faced South Magnolia and was on the lot in front of the present Railroad General Office Building.
Date: c. 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[I&GN Railroad Hospital - 919 S. Magnolia]

Description: Copy negative of the front and north side of the International & Great Northern (I&GN) Railroad Hospital located at 919 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. It is a three-story, metal-framed, brick-faced hospital along with an outbuilding (the Nurses' Home), visible on the right side of the image. The building has a box-like massing with some Classical Revival detailing, especially around the primary entrance. The wide, cast stone bands divide the exterior into three components and emphasize the horizontal massing of the building.
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:

[410 Avenue A - Palestine Daily Herald Building]

Description: Copy negative of the Palestine Herald building on the 300 Block of Avenue A in Palestine, Texas. It is a one-story, red-brick building with white masonry accents; the word "Herald" is in white stone in the center, near the top.
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:

[Mildred and Bob Blackshear]

Description: Mildred and Bob Blackshear - Christmas 1942 - Charleston, S.C. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: December 1942
Item Type: Photograph

[Capt. Alf Morris Jr.]

Description: Alf Morris Jr. in Belgium, 1945 - Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library. He is wearing a uniform, rank Captain.
Date: 1945
Item Type: Photograph

[Watering Trough on Avenue A]

Description: In 1895, Caldwell Green felt Palestine's horses needed more attention, so he built a watering trough on Avenue A in downtown Palestine. This trough, with his name and the date, is still there, but now contains a flower garden. At one time after this picture was made, it sported the figure of a child on a dolphin in the center of the fountain.
Date: c. 1940
Item Type: Photograph