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[Acting Troupe in Blackface]

Description: Photograph of an acting troupe, all men, in black face. One of them, in the back row, is dressed as a woman, with a blouse and a feathered hat. The man in the front row wearing a striped hat holds a horn instrument. The man on the far right does not wear black face, and is dressed in a three-piece suit and tie.
Date: [1911..1915]
Item Type: Photograph

[Couple Playing Cards on a Porch]

Description: Photograph of a group of people sitting on the porch of a house. A man and woman sit on the steps playing cards. He holds his in his hands, while hers rest on her lap, as she has food in her hands. In the left background, a woman and a little girl wearing a heavy fur-lined coat, hat, and muff stand. A man wearing a flat cap sits on the porch behind the couple playing cards.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[Five Men in Bathing Suits]

Description: Photograph of five men in bathing suits sitting on top of a beam over a roaring river. They all look down. One sits off to the side on the left. The second from the right is labeled "Paul".
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Four Men in a Hot Air Balloon]

Description: Photograph of four men standing in between two painted pictures that make it appear as though they are standing in a hot air balloon. Three of them wear flat caps, while the third, who is labeled Paul, wears a straw hat. A sign on the hot air balloon painting reads "Above Them All In Hico."
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph

[Girl With a Muff]

Description: Photograph of a little girl standing on the porch of a house, dressed for warm weather. She wears a fur-lined coat, a bonnet, and a muff, also lined with fur. A house can be seen in the background.
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph

[A House in Hico]

Description: Photograph of a house in Hico, Texas. It is a two-story house with many spires, as well as a wrap-around porch. There are many plants, trees, and flowers in the front yard and on the steps leading up to the front door.
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[A House in Hico]

Description: Photograph of a house in Hico, Texas. It is a two-story building with a wrap-around porch and a large front yard. There are very few trees in the front yard, although there is one to the back of the house.
Date: 1911
Item Type: Photograph

[Little Girl Wearing a Bathing Suit]

Description: Photograph of a young girl wearing a bathing suit and holding a rope attached to a tree that stands behind her. In the background, an automobile can be seen parked on the side of a dirt road. Beyond the car, there is a house.
Date: August 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Man and Woman Dancing]

Description: Photograph of a man and a woman standing in the yard in front of a house. He wears a suit, and she wears a white coat with the hood pulled up on her head. They are posed as if they are dancing, with her hand on his shoulder, and his on her waist. Two men can be seen on the porch between the faces of the man and woman.
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph

[Man Removing Pan From a Fire]

Description: Photograph of a man leaning down to remove an empty pan from a fire. There are many trees surrounding him, and a creek can be seen in the background.
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of 1918 Carlton World War I parents in Front of Store]

Description: Photograph from November 11, 1918 in Carlton, TX. Everyone from Hamilton County with a son in World War I was called to Carlton square for a picture. John O. and Beulah Pollard Forrest are seen on the second row, center. John O. is behind the seated man with the hat between his feet and Beulah is to John O.'s left. A sign in the window of the store reads "All Leather Shoes, Friedman Shelby, Curbo Merc. Co."
Date: November 11, 1918
Creator: Wiseman
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a Man]

Description: Photograph of a man wearing a suit jacket, vest, and tie staring intently at the camera. A child has scrawled "1914" across his forehead in pencil, a copy of the "1914" in the upper right corner.
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Two Boys]

Description: Photograph of two boys, R. Jon and Bobbe. Bobbe stands in front of R. Jon and holds his flat cap to his side. R. Jon is wearing his flat cap, and his hand is on Bobbe's neck. They stand in a yard in front of a tree. Two houses can be seen in the background.
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph

[Postcard of Oakwood Cemetery]

Description: Postcard of Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas. In the group of markers in the left half of the photo are Richard Coke, Dr. David Richard Wallace, and the Edwin A. Sturgis family. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Mr. Fritz Schulz in Hamilton County, Texas and is mostly illegible.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Postcard

[Six Men in Bathing Suits Carrying a Canoe]

Description: Photograph of six men in bathing suits carrying a canoe above their heads. Trees are visible in the background, although they are fenced off with barbed wire. Two of the men wear shoes on the beach; the rest are barefoot. The second from the left has something white in his mouth.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Six Men in Bathing Suits Carrying a Canoe]

Description: Photograph of six men in bathing suits carrying a canoe above their heads across a bridge. The two men behind the leader wear shoes; the rest of them are barefoot. The photo is taken from behind the men. Buildings and trees are visible in the background.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[A Soldier in Uniform]

Description: Photograph of a solider in uniform standing at attention. There is a fence and tree visible behind him. He looks off to the side.
Date: 1917~
Item Type: Photograph

[A Soldier in Uniform]

Description: Photograph of a solider in uniform standing at attention, looking off to the side. There is a fence and tree visible behind him.
Date: 1917~
Item Type: Photograph

[Three Boys on a Cot]

Description: Photograph of three boys sitting on a wooden cot placed on the rocks by an unidentified body of water. The boy on the left holds a beer bottle in his hands. The boy in the middle has a cigarette between his fingers. Pillows and blankets are visible behind the boy on the right, who wears a flat cap. A shoe has been discarded next to the boy in the flat cap. A box can be seen to the left of the boy with the bottle.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Three Boys Standing in a Yard]

Description: Photograph of three young boys standing in a front yard. A baby sits in a chair between two older boys, both of whom wear flat caps, dark shorts, and button-up shirts. The boy on the left looks to the side. The other boy squints into the camera. A staircase can be seen to the far left.
Date: 1902
Item Type: Photograph

[Three Men in a Canoe]

Description: Photograph of three men in a canoe. The two men at the front and rear of the canoe are naked, while the one sitting in the middle is fully dressed. The man on the left holds an oar in the water. The other naked man is standing, but bent over.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph