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[Chemistry Class, Spring 1900, North Texas State Normal College]

Description: Photograph of the Chemistry Class, Spring 1900, of the North Texas State Normal College. 9 young women and 7 young men are seen sitting and standing in a classroom, around a table, on which rest a number of pieces of scientific equipment. All wear aprons. Photographic print mounted on card backing. Handwritten notation below photo "The Chemistry Class 1900 - [Spring]". Reverse of mount with several handwritten notes: "Chemistry Class 1900 North Texas Normal College"; "Y873", and "Chemistry students, 1900"; The reverse also has a typed label "Chemistry Class 1900 North Texas Normal College", with handwritten notation "3 col [illeg] zinc halftone".
Date: Spring 1900

[Freshman 1 Class, 1905, North Texas State Normal College]

Description: Photograph of the Freshman 1 class of 1905, North Texas State Normal college. The 26 young women and 10 young men stand in rows on the steps of brick building, with Professor J. A. Sanders (Arithmetic and Book-keeping) standing at front center. Photographic print mounted on card. Written on photograph are three identifications, "Mr. J. A. Sanders", "Josie", and "ERW"(?). Reverse of mount with various handwritten notes: "College. J.S. Kendall, President"; "Freshman Class Freshmen 1 North Texas State Normal 1905" and "Class 1905". The location is tentatively identified as an exterior side stairwell of the Main Building, which was constructed as the second permanent building on the NT campus in 1904. It was located on Hickory Street, about where the Auditorium Building now sits. It was torn down in 1923.
Date: 1905
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[Group of women at a boarding house, c.1900]

Description: Photograph of a group of women sitting in front of an unidentified boarding house ca. 1900. The 30 women sit or stand in rows outside in front of the porch, while a single bearded elderly man stands at back to left. It was common for students of the various higher education schools in Denton to live in boarding houses or with families around town, and many students from the then North Texas State Normal College lived in boarding houses. Photographic image mounted on stiff backing. Inscribed on reverse: "Boarding House".
Date: 1900~

[Group of women on the porch of a boarding house, ca. 1900]

Description: Photograph of fifteen women in front of an unidentified boarding house ca. 1900. The women are in two groups, one of 12 women sitting and standing in rows on the porch, while three more stand in a line on the other side of a pair of columns. It was common for students of the various higher education schools in Denton to live in boarding houses or with families around town, and many students from the then North Texas State Normal College lived in boarding houses. Photographic print mounted on card backing.
Date: 1900~

[Junior Class, 1902-03, North Texas State Normal College]

Description: Photograph of the Junior Class, 1902-1903, North Texas State Normal College, on the steps of the Normal Building. The photograph shows 45 men and women on and in front of the main steps of the Normal Building, two men looking through a window, and one at far right at the back watching. Man standing on steps near center of photo, holding hat, may be J.S. Kendall, President. Some may be other instructors. Photographic print mounted on card support. Handwritten caption at bottom margin of photograph: "Junior Class 1902-3 N.T.S.N.C.", with a crossed-out notation along right margin. The Normal Building was the first permanent building on the NT campus, constructed in 1891 at the corner of Hickory and Avenue B, and in use until struck by lightning and burned down in 1907.
Date: 1903
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[Kendall-Bruce Literary Society]

Description: Photograph of a display card commemorating the founding of the Kendall Bruce Literary Society, ca. 1901. The card features the KB logo in each corner and oval portraits of J.S. Kendall, AM and W.H. Bruce, Ph.D. Between the portraits is the text: "Kendall-Bruce Literary Society Organized Saturday September 30, 1901. Named in honor of J.S. Kendall and W.H.Bruce first President and Vice President of the North Texas State Normal. Nulla Dies Sine Linea." Below text is artist's/photographer's stamp: "Executed by Shaw and Hargrove, Denton, Tex." Photographic print mounted on gray card mount. Mount embossed at lower right with photographer's stamp: "Shaw & Hargrove, Denton, Tex." Reverse of mount with faint transfer from another photograph image, and handwritten notation "St. 7.96-5". The Kendall-Bruce Literary Society was founded September 30, 1901, and named after Joel Sutton Kendall and William H. Bruce, who would each serve as President of North Texas State Normal College, and had been "beloved teachers". The name of the society was changed in 1908/1909 to the Robert E. Lee Literary Society at the request of then President Bruce.
Date: 1901

[Kendall-Bruce Literary Society, 1901-1902]

Description: Photograph of members and advisors of the Kendall-Bruce Literary Society, North Texas State Normal College, 1901-2. The photograph shows 29 men seated and standing in rows on the front steps of the Normal Building, facing the camera. At the front is a framed sign which reads in part "Kendall-Bruce Society". Seated in the first row at far left is Professor Kendall, and seated at far right of 1st row is Dr. Bruce. Photographic print mounted on dark card mount. Reverse with transfer from another photograph, and handwritten notes: "The first picture ever made of the Kendall-Bruce Literary Society - Spring of 1902" and "St.7.96-4" The Kendall-Bruce Literary Society was founded September 30, 1901, and named after Joel Sutton Kendall and William H. Bruce, who would each serve as President of North Texas State Normal College, and had been "beloved teachers". In 1908/9, the society was renamed the Robert E. Lee Literary Society, at the request of then President Bruce.
Date: 1902
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[Kendall-Bruce Literary Society, 1905-1906]

Description: Photograph of members of the Kendall-Bruce Literary Society, North Texas State Normal College, 1905-6. The photograph shows 49 young men seated and standing in rows facing the camera. The Kendall-Bruce Literary Society was founded September 30, 1901, and named after Joel Sutton Kendall and William H. Bruce, who would each serve as President of North Texas State Normal College, and had been "beloved teachers". Photographic print mounted on dark card mount. At lower right corner is embossed logo of photographer/printer "Shaw & Hargrove, Denton, Tex." Reverse of mount has transfer from another photographic image. Handwritten notes on reverse: "ST.7.96-3", "Kendall-Bruce Literary Society 1905-06" and "Jesse Legett".
Date: 1906

[Kendall-Bruce Literary Society, 1906-1907]

Description: Photograph of members of the Kendall-Bruce Literary Society, North Texas State Normal College, 1906-7. The photograph shows 66 young men seated and standing in rows facing the camera. The Kendall-Bruce Literary Society was founded September 30, 1901, and named after Joel Sutton Kendall and William H. Bruce, who would each serve as President of North Texas State Normal College, and had been "beloved teachers". Photographic print mounted on dark card mount. Reverse of mount has transfer from another photographic image. Handwritten notes on reverse: "ST.7.96-2" and "Kendall-Bruce Literary Society 1906-07"
Date: 1907

[Members of the Spring Oratorical Contest, Spring 1902]

Description: Photograph of the members and teacher of the Spring Oratorical Contest, Spring 1902, North Texas State Normal College. The 10 student members - one female and 9 male - are seen sitting and standing in rows facing the camera, while their teacher sits at far right. Photographic print mounted on gray card mount. At lower right is photographer's embossed stamp: "Williams Art Company". Handwritten note on reverse identifying the sitters: "Members of the Spring Oratorical Contest with Miss Blocker - teacher of Expression 1902. Made up of representative of each class. Front row - .......?, Lee Pool, Miss Blocker - teacher, Middle row, Alf Morris, ----- Armstrong, ----- Moore, J.L. Gragg, Back row - Jesse Legett, Byron Bruce, ----- Ramsdell, H.L. Davis." and "St. 7. 96-7"
Date: Spring 1902

[Men and women on the steps of the Normal Building, ca. 1900]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women standing and sitting on the front steps of the Normal Building of the NT campus, ca. 1900. The 29 men and women are well dressed, posed in rows for the photographer. Photograph print mounted on card backing, with decorative border around image. Several handwritten notes on reverse: "Ask Roland Green", "A.B. Tyson", and "Class, undated". The Normal Building was constructed as the first permanent structure on the campus of the North Texas Normal College in 1891. Between 1897 and 1902, a wooden porch/awning was added to the front entrance, the posts of which are visible in this photo. The Normal was stuck by lightning and burned down in 1907, by which time NT had become the North Texas State Normal College.
Date: 1900~
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[Men and women on the steps of the Normal Building, ca. 1904 or 1905]

Description: Photograph of a men and women standing and sitting around the front stairs of the Normal Building, North Texas State Normal College, about 1904 or 1905. The large group includes people looking out of windows and others sitting in front of the steps on the ground. Photographic print mounted on card backing with handwritten notes on reverse: "About 1904 or 5", "1104" and list of 1904 faculty: "Dr. Bruce, Hauslein, Long, L.D. Borden, J.A. Sanders, M. Anne Moore, Miss Boylan" The Normal Building was built as the first permanent building on the NT campus, and the wooden awning/porch visible in the photograph was installed between 1897 and 1902. The Normal Building was stuck by lightning and burned down in 1907. Tentatively identified are: Dr. Hauslein [3rd from left, standing]; J. A. Sanders [seated, in front]; and W.H. Bruce [standing directly behind seated man at front].
Date: 1904/1905
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