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Portrait of Velma Greer

Description: Photograph of a bust-length portrait of a woman identified as Velma Jewel Greer. She is wearing pearl earrings and a necklace. She was born in Richardson, Texas, on September 13, 1898, and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on May 7, 1997.
Date: 1915/1929~
Creator: Browne & Browne, Studio Deluxe
Item Type: Photograph

Portrait of John B. Jordan, Fire Chief

Description: Photograph of a bust-length portrait of John B. Jordan, Fire Chief. He is wearing a hat, a tie, and suit jacket. The Richardson Fire Department was organized in 1925, when the first water mains were laid. He moved to Richardson in 1917 and had spent nine years before on the Plano Fire Department.
Date: unknown
Creator: Classen Studio
Item Type: Photograph

Terrace Park Pool

Description: Photograph of Terrace Park Pool. Several children are in the water, and others are walking along the edge of the pool. In the background, there are children on diving boards. Behind them, there is a set of three metal tanks. Text below the photograph says "Terrace Pool."
Date: 196?
Creator: Conger Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Portraits of Sam Harben and Tillie Harben]

Description: Two photographs of Sam Harben and Tillie Harben. The first photograph features a portrait of Sam Harben, husband of Tillie Harben. He is wearing a suit and patterned tie, and is holding rolled up papers in his hands. He was born September 12, 1878, and died in October 1960. The second photograph features a portrait of Tillie Harben. She is wearing a blouse with a pattern in the center and a skirt. She is posing with two dogs.
Date: unknown
Creator: Conger, Fred
Item Type: Photograph

[Map of] Richardson, Texas. Sewer System.

Description: Map showing the town of Richardson, Texas' water system. The streets are marked as well as the land divisions, survey lines, corporation lines, and the tracks for the Houston & Texas Central Railroad. Sewer lines are marked in red. Scale 1:2,400.
Date: July 1925
Creator: Dalton, E. L.
Item Type: Map

[Map of] Richardson, Texas. Water System.

Description: Map showing the town of Richardson, Texas' water system. The streets are marked as well as the land divisions, survey lines, corporation lines, and the tracks for the Houston & Texas Central Railroad. The pipe line layout is marked in red. Scale 1:2,400.
Date: July 1925
Creator: Dalton, E. L.
Item Type: Map

Portrait of Velma and Ruth Greer

Description: Photograph of a girl and young woman identified as Velma Jewel Greer (Brandenburg) and Ruth M. Greer. The girl is wearing a hair bow, and both are wearing locket necklaces.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gentry
Item Type: Photograph

Portrait of Vera Huffhines

Description: Photograph of a bust-length portrait of Vera France Huffhines at eight years old. She is wearing a hair bow and necklace. Text below the image says "Vera Huffhines." She is the daughter of Winfield Scott Huffhines and Francis Ann Harris Huffhines, and later married William Statler Stratton.
Date: 1908
Creator: Harper and Company
Item Type: Photograph

John Meade Campbell Home

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of John Meade Campbell home. The wooden house is two-stories tall, and a covered porch extends the wide of it. Bushes and trees surround the house. The house was built in 1914, and Methodist Richardson Medical Center now occupies the land.
Date: unknown
Creator: Harrison, Mary Campbell
Item Type: Photograph

John Meade Campbell Home

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the John Meade home (built in 1914) and surrounding land. To the left of the image, there is a wooden barn and silo beside a pond. To the right and further back, there is a house. Additional information is given on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Creator: Harrison, Mary Campbell
Item Type: Photograph

Portrait of Charles Blewett

Description: Photograph of a portrait of Charles Henry Blewett. He is wearing a World War I uniform, and has two medals pinned on the right side of his jacket.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hutchcraft
Item Type: Photograph

Arapaho Road at U. S. 75

Description: Photograph of an intersection of Arapaho Road and U. S. 75. Two cars and two trucks are driving down one road. On the left of the road, there are houses; on the right, there is a construction site.
Date: 1958~
Creator: Martin, Jerry
Item Type: Photograph

Belt Line / Main Street at U. S. 75

Description: Photograph of the intersection of Belt Line/Main Street and U. S. 75. Several cars are heading north on U. S. 75. In the background, there are signs in a lot, a parking lot with cars, and houses.
Date: 1958~
Creator: Martin, Jerry
Item Type: Photograph

Portrait of Thomas V. Wheeler

Description: Photograph of a portrait of a man identified as Thomas V. Wheeler, age seventy-two. He is holding the newspaper telegram telling the death of Abraham Lincoln. Wheeler is the grand-nephew of the founder of Richardson, Texas, Billy Wheeler.
Date: 1980
Creator: Matula, Eva
Item Type: Photograph

Harben - Spotts Company, Harben's Drug Store and Richardson Telephone Company Annual Picnic

Description: Photograph of a group portrait at the Harben-Spott's Company annual picnic at Kidd Springs. The picnic involved Harben's Drug Store and Richardson Telephone Company. The men, women, and children are identified as (seated on ground, first row) Earle Harben, Ray Chap Harben, Marjorie Mae Meyer, Lewis, (second row) Mrs. M. M. Meyer, Miss Florence Ingle, Mrs. Walter Williams, Miss Ethel Christopherson, Mrs. P. E. Riley, Miss Stella Moody, Mrs. Sam P. Harben, Mrs. Doyal Taylor, Mrs. Sherwood Spotts, Miss Alma Ballard, Miss Viola Anderton, Mrs. A. O. Very, Mrs. Chester Bethel, (third row) Sam P. Harben, Dr. P. E. Riley, Jess Harben, A. O. Very, Chester Bethel, Mrs. Walter Park, Mrs. R. P. Harben, Mrs. Jess Harben, Walter Park, Sherwood Spotts, (fourth row) Doyal Taylor, Walter Williams, J. D. McNeil, Carson Harben, Lester Meyer, and M. M. Meyer.
Date: July 1, 1926
Creator: McAnally, C. C.
Item Type: Photograph

Portrait of Greer Family

Description: Photograph of a portrait of the Greer family. They are identified as Ida Lee Huffhines Greer, Velma Jewel Greer (Brandenburg), Ruth M. Greer, and Henry Wise Greer.
Date: 1898/1899
Creator: Pennington and Burger
Item Type: Photograph

1919 Richardson High School Football Team

Description: Photograph of twelve students and one coach identified as the Richardson High School football team. Coach W. H. Galloway is standing in between four boys on the back row, and eight boys are sitting in the front row. One boy in the center is holding a football with "R. H. S." written on it. Text below the image says "1919 Richardson High School Football Team." The boys are identified on the back of the image.
Date: 1919
Creator: Smith, Morris J.
Item Type: Photograph

Girls' Basketball Team Reunion

Description: Photograph of two laughing elderly women, identified as Irene Cain and Carrie Lee Ashby Fender. The women were both members of the Richardson Girls' Basketball Team, around 1919. Bill Wechter took this photograph for an article written by Shirley Reynolds of the Richardson Daily News.
Date: 1986
Creator: Wechter, Bill
Item Type: Photograph

1938 Richardson High School Football Team

Description: Photograph of the 1938 Richardson High School football team. They are seated in bleachers, and posing in three rows. All but two boys are wearing football uniforms; one boy in the center-front row is holding a football. Text below the image says "1938 Football Team," and has each of their names listed.
Date: 1938
Item Type: Photograph

1939 Richardson High School Football Team

Description: Photograph of the 1939 Richardson High School Football Team. The boys are posed in five rows with two men on the ends of the fourth row. All but three of the boys are wearing uniforms. They are identified by name on the back of the image.
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph

Aerial View of Downtown Richardson

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of downtown Richardson, Texas. Streets intersecting in the foreground are Main Street and Greenville Avenue. The City Hall complex can be seen in the bottom-right corner of the image. Other buildings and cars are visible.
Date: 195?/196?
Item Type: Photograph

Alvin Ragsdale Home

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Alvin Ragsdale home, built in the 1920s; its location is now Beltline and 75 Central Expressway. The brick house is one-story tall, and has an enclosed porch with brick arches on the left. On the right, there is a chimney with decorative brick patterns on it. Plants and shrubs are growing in front of the house.
Date: 192?
Item Type: Photograph

C. B. Chick Home

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of C. B. Chick home. The wooden house is two-stories tall with a covered porch that extends the width of it. In the foreground, there is a wooden fence.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

C. H. Blewett Home

Description: Copy photograph of one man, woman, boy, and two girls standing outside of the C. H. Blewett House. They are identified as Chapman H. Blewett (1856-), Mattie Skiles Blewett (1855-), John Blewett (1881-), Laura Blewett (1887-), and Jessie Blewett (1896-). Text above the image says "C. H. Blewett home at Richardson, Texas about 1898." Text below the image labels each person.
Date: 1898~
Item Type: Photograph