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Total Solar Eclipse in Fort Worth (1878)

Description: Photograph of seven astronomers -- Leonard Waldo, R.W. Wilson, J.K. Rees, W.H. Pulsifer, F.E. Seagrave, Alfred Freeman, and A.M. Britton -- with various telescopes set up out-of-doors near a large wooden barn or other structure. According to accompanying information they are on the S.W. Lomax farm, waiting to observe the total solar eclipse that happened on July 29, 1878.
Date: July 29, 1878
Item Type: Photograph

Wagons Passing Down Main Street

Description: Horse and wagons in downtown Grapevine on Main Street. The photo was made looking northwest from a hotel located on the corner of Main and Worth Streets.
Date: 1899
Item Type: Photograph

Quanah Parker as Comanche Judge

Description: Quanah Parker as an Indian judge over the Comanches. Picture was photocopied from Texas Under Many Flags, by Clarence R. Wharton, vol. II. The photo was taken about 1900.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph

Florence School

Description: Students and teacher outside of one-room Florence School. They have been identified as: Back row (left to right) Ona Groves, Mamie Keller, Minnie Anderson, Charlie Trimble, Perry Willis, Roy Plummer, Harvey Whipple, Walter Smelley & Ray Smelley Second row: Alta Lamb, Ida Sandidge, Rosa Groves, Sarah Hackney, Ernest Anderson, Henry Whipple, John Statum & Elmo Bird Front row: Ina Bird, Lilly Statum, Mary Sandidge, Gladys Groves, Grace Trimble, Gertrude Arthur, Beulah Willis, Winnie Day, May Anderson, Edith Whipple, Millie Lamb, Earl Statum, John Keller, Henry Smelley & Elvis Day Standing left is George Corbet, instructor
Date: 1903 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph

Nora Bobo

Description: Nora Bobo, mother of Walter Fitel (detail of Bedford School, 1907 picture)
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph

Andy Nelson Postcard

Description: Postcard with a photo of Andy Nelson in a wagon. He was born in slavery in 1862. His life spanned from slavery to the Civil Rights movement. Andy served for 35 years as the Worshipful Master of the Mosier Valley Masonic Lodge No. 103 until his death in 1960. He served on several grand juries in the 1950s. He posed for this postcard in 1912.
Date: 1912
Creator: Lessie
Item Type: Postcard

Mary Alice Bobo

Description: Mary Alice Bobo, wife of Weldon Wiles Bobo, on 80th Birthday. They moved from Bedford County, Tennessee in 1870.
Date: January 13, 1913
Item Type: Photograph

Goat and Wagon Picture

Description: Young boy sitting in a wagon harnessed to a goat. Traveling photographers in the 1920's and early 1930's would occassionally go out and photograph children in small carts that were harnessed to goats.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph