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Mrs. Smith With Her Twins

Description: Photograph of a Mrs. Smith with her twin babies. She is holding the babies in her lap, one in each arm. The babies wear white dresses and there is a blanket beneath them. Mrs. Smith wears a large light-colored apron and is looking down at the twin in her left arm.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Dr. Jesse James Davis with Tobacco Pipe

Description: Portrait of a seated Dr. J.J. Davis looking right with a tobacco pipe, glasses, and pens in his pocket. According to his great granddaughter, Dr. Davis was a photographer on the side and this is one of many self-portraits that he took.
Date: November 8, 2007
Creator: Davis, Jesse James
Item Type: Photograph

Girls and Dolls

Description: Photograph of a row of eleven small girls all holding dolls. Every girl wears a dress, one girl wears a bonnet. One girl holds a nun doll. A grown woman in a dark print dress stands behind them with a microphone. Behind her is a tree and metal building.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph

Christmas Tree in Union Church

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Lipscomb Union Church showing a decorated Christmas tree on the left side of the frame and a piano topped with lace and decorations on the right side. Tinsel, bows, and balls cover the tree with a star at the top. Behind the tree are rows of chairs and in front is a small railing. On the wall on the right side of the frame are two windows, a clock, four bows, and two wreaths. In the foreground is a row of five chairs, or pews. Two lights hang from the ceiling.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Airplane with Unknown Pilot

Description: Photograph of an airplane with an unknown pilot that is wearing a helmet and goggles. The airplane is a double wing with "NC 6425" and on the back end. The propellers of the plane are in motion. The plane is sitting on a dirt ground with tire tracks.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Dr. Ira T. Smith Playing Checkers

Description: Photograph of Dr. Ira T. Smith playing checkers with another old man in a cowboy hat. They are sitting in metal chairs facing each other with the checkerboard on their knees. Dr. Smith holds a tobacco pipe in his mouth. They are seated next to a long building with doorways and windows. There are three women walking into the doorway on the right side of the frame. Two wear print dresses and one wears a white blouse with a printed skirt. There is a wooden chair in the foreground on the right side of the frame.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Aerial View of South Booker

Description: Aeiral view photograph of South Booker, Texas. There are five dirt roads and at least nine buildings along the roads. Stretching on into the background is a long expanse of flat land.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Dad Wilhite

Description: Studio portrait of "Dad" Wilhite, Jake Wilhite's father. He is depicted from the chest up. He is wearing a dark suit with a dark vest and shirt and a light-colored tie. His hair parted the right side of his head and he has a large mustache.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Portrait of M.L. Blankinship

Description: Studio portrait of Judge M.L. Blankinship with white hair. He is wearing a military uniform with a Staff Sergeant insignia on the right sleeve.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Abraham Borth and Dave Peil

Description: Photograph of Abraham Borth (standing) and David Peil (seated). David Peil wears a World War 1 uniform with hat. His left leg is on his right knee. Abraham Borth is standing behind him with his right hand resting on David Peil's right shoulder. Abraham Borth is dressed in a suit with a tie and hat. They are standing in front of a fake background with painted flowers and drapery. The photograph is held in a paper frame.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Building and People After Tornado

Description: Photograph of three damaged buildings due to tornado. There are piles of wooden planks and other objects in front of the buildings. A group of people are collected on the right side of the frame and a man, woman, and child looking at them from the left side.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: Russell Minton
Item Type: Photograph

Sam and Bessie Robertson

Description: Photograph of Sam and Bessie Robertson. He is behind her and wears a suit with a blue tie and glasses. She has wavy white hair and is dressed in a floral-print blue dress with a pearl necklace, white earrings, and glasses. At the bottom of the mat studio name and/or photographer "Marquise" is embossed.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Girls and Dolls

Description: Photograph of nine small girls holding dolls. They are standing on a stage with a tree and a metal building behind it. Each girl wears a dress and one girl wears a bonnet. One girl holds a nun doll. Behind the girls on the right hand side of the photo is a smiling woman holding a microphone and wearing a dark print dress. In the foreground are the backs of two children's heads and the backside of a grown woman in a dark dress and feathered hat.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph

Boys with Dogs and Bunnies

Description: Photograph of thirteen young boys and two women. Twelve of the boys are lined up and hold small dogs and rabbits. Three of the dogs are on leashes by the boys' feet. One boy in a denim jacket watches from the bottom right corner of the frame. All of the boys wear denim pants. One boy wears a hat. There are two trees behind the lineup.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph

Debris and Vehicles After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a road with old cars and trucks traveling on it after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. In the background are bare trees, a car, and debris. In the foreground is a partial view of a vehicle and debris.
Date: April 9, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

Broken Trees and Debris After Tornado

Description: Photograph of snapped tree limbs and debris that includes wooden boards and furniture after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. In the background is a damaged two-story building and a trailer.
Date: April 9, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

Rose Turner and Geneva Wright with Tank Battery

Description: Photograph of Rose Merydith Turner (left) and Geneva Merydith Wright (right) standing in front of an oil tank battery. The tank battery is on the left side of the frame and there is a metal staircase in front of it. The two women stand in front of the staircase and wear blazers, skirts, and hats. Wright wears gloves and holds a purse.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

The Borth Brothers

Description: Studio portrait photograph of Gustaf, Abraham, Jake, Edward, and Reinhold Borth, brothers. Two younger-looking brothers are standing in-between and behind three older seated brothers. They all wear suits and patterned ties, three wear vests. The three seated brothers all have their right leg crossed on their left knee. They are all atop a decorative rug and in front of a fake backdrop. The edges of the rug and backdrop are visible and we can see a small area of the photographer's studio.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Debris and Houses After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a large pile of wooden boards and a group of houses after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. In the foreground is a fallen telephone pole and the ground is covered with boards.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

Building with No Walls After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a building with fallen walls after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. Inside the buildings are shelves lined with buckets, boxes, doors, and sacks. The foreground is covered with the wall and wooden beams.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

Cars and Debris After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a dirt road with fallen trees, old cars, and debris after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. In the near foreground is a view of metal sidings, possibly the back of a truck.
Date: April 1947
Item Type: Photograph

Debris After Tornado

Description: Photograph of large piles of debris that includes fallen walls, wooden boards, and tree limbs after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. On the left side of the frame is an old car and in the background a two-story building. On the right side of the frame is a road and several vehicles. There are many bare trees throughout the photograph.
Date: April 1947
Item Type: Photograph