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Mrs. Smith With Her Twins
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.
Dr. Jesse James Davis with Tobacco Pipe
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.
Mildred Rice, Laura Sibley Barton, Jessie Lemaster, and "___" Rice Duke
Photograph of the front of the Lipscomb County Courthouse in Lipscomb, Texas with Mildred Rice and Laura Sibley Barton sitting on the left side of the stairs and Jessie Lemaster and "___" Rice Duke sitting on the right side of the stairs (if you're facing the entrance). There are large pillars on the front of the courthouse. At the top it reads, "19 Lipscomb County 16". Behind the church on the right hand side of the frame is a small church building. The women's names are written across the bottom border.
Lipscomb County Fair
Aerial photograph of the Lipscomb County Fair. There are three dirt roads. Parked along two of the roads are very many cars, trucks, and commercial trucks. There is a large domed building in the center of the fairgrounds. Along the bottom road are a few houses with trees. Wolf Creek is in the top right corner. In the top left corner is Paines Service Station. Written on the left border is, "Wolf Creek", on the top border is, "Lipscomb County Fair. 1948.", and along the right border is, "Paines Service Station."
Men and Women Picnicking
Photograph of eleven women and fourteen men picnicking in tall grass. Sixteen are seated and nine are standing. Six are holding sandwiches and two are putting them in their mouths. There is grass and weeds in the foreground and tall trees in the background. Some wear aprons that read, "Merydith Lumber Co."
Girls and Dolls
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.
Christmas Tree in Union Church
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.
The Boone Tyson Well
Photograph of the Boone Tyson Well. Surrounding the well are four cars, three trucks, a camper, four tanks, a pile of long pipe and eight people on or around it. In the foreground are a man and woman standing next to a car. The date is printed on the top border of the photo, "May 56".
The Old Spiller House
Photograph of a photograph of the Old Spiller House. In the foreground is a dirt road with barrel and old car on the left side of the frame. To the left side of the house there is a tall fence and dead tree. The house has a wrap-around porch. There is a man and a dog standing on the porch. On the right side of the frame, behind the house, is a metal silo. Written on the photograph within the photograph across the bottom is "1887 The Old Spiller House Lipscomb" and on the left side "Ceder Tree". On the outer photograph, printed across the top is, "OCT 72".
Airplane with Unknown Pilot
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.
Myrtle Mugg and Gussie Shutterly Eating Watermelon
Photograph of Gussie Shutterly (left) and Myrtle Mugg (right) on their knees in a watermelon patch eating watermelons. Ms. Shutterly wears a checked dress and a bonnet. Ms. Mugg wears a white blouse and skirt. In the background is an open field. Written on the photograph in blue ink is, "Myrtle Mugg & Gussie Shutterly."
Dr. Ira T. Smith Playing Checkers
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.
Aerial View of South Booker
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.
Dad Wilhite
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.
Debris from Higgins Tornado
View of wooden planks and other debris from tornado destruction from dirt road.
Cattle Branding
Photograph of Bud Stuckey, Mrs. Crossland, Dave Moser, Mrs. Combs, Roy Wells, and a man named Jim branding cattle. In the center of the photograph in the foreground is Mrs. Combs and Dave Moser holding down a calf. Bud Stuckey is branding the calf. Mrs. Crosshand stands beside him. Jim is on the right side of the frame and Roy Wells is on the left side. Behind them are many calves. They all wear button-up shirts, denim, coyboy hats and boots. Written on the top border in black ink is "Bud Stuckey. Mrs. Crossland." On the right border is, "Jim". On the bottom border is, "Mrs. Combs. Dave Moser." On the left side is, "Roy Wells."
Plum Creek Farm
Photograph of the Plum Creek Farm. In the foreground is a white picket fence with a gate. Above the gate is a horseshoe-shaped sign that says, "Plum-Creek-Farm". There are three American flags on the sign. Behind the fence is a yard with bushes and trees. Behind the bushes is a house with two chimneys, banners, and hanging decorations. On the roof is a statue of an eagle with American Flags. Across the top of the photo is written, "Plum Creek Farm".
Merydith Lumber Co. Picnic
Photograph of Merydith Lumber Company employees picnicking. There are ten men and ten women. All the women wear light-colored dresses. The men wear button-up shirts, two wear bow ties, two wear suspenders, three wear neckties, one wears a jacket, and six wear hats. Three of the women wear bonnets, one wears a nice hat, and one wears a man's hat, and six wear aprons that say, "Merydith Lumber Co. Lumber and Coal." They are sitting on a hill beneath a tree.
Portrait of M.L. Blankinship
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.
Lipscomb County Courthouse
Photograph of a straight on view of the Lipscomb County Courthouse. It is a two story building with a basement. There are four large pillars in the front of it with stairs leading to the front doors. A woman in a white shirt and long dark skirt stands in front of the doors. On the right side of the frame, behind the courthouse, is a small white church. There is another small white house on the left.
Woman With Deer
Photograph of Kate Blau kneeling and feeding a small deer. In the background is grass, a fence, and a house. Typed on the top border is the date, " JUN 60"
Lipscomb County Courthouse and Jail
Photograph showing the Lipscomb County Courthouse from across the street on the buildings right side. Next to the left and in front of the courthouse is the jail and maintenance house. Around the courthouse lawn is a detailed fence. There are two trees on either side of the frame. On the left side of the frame there is a dark car parked beneath in the shade of a tree. Written across the bottom is, "Lipscomb County Court House at Lipscomb".
Abraham Borth and Dave Peil
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.
Display at Fair
Photograph of a fair display. The display consists of labeled jarred goods, fruit and vegetables in a basket, two prairie dresses hung up on either side with a painting or drawing hanging in-between them. There are shoes, flowers, and a towel as well. Written in pen across the bottom is, " Bookers exhibit at Fair in Lipscomb".
Tom Connell's Wolf Creek Ranch
Photograph of Tom Connell's Wolf Creek Ranch. There is a grassy area in the foreground, behind that is a fenced area and behind that is the white ranchhouse with rock chimney surrounded by trees.. In the middle of the frame is an old truck in front of a group of trees and a windmill. On the left side of the frame are storage buildings and more trees. At the bottom of the photograph is written, "Tom Connell's WolfCreek Ranch. 1887."
Building and People After Tornado
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.
Wheat Display at Fair
Photograph of a fair display. Depicted beneath and in-between streamers are piles of good and bad seeds, milling, flour and bread. The labels on the back row read, from left to right, "Seed Approved Quality, Good Milling Quality, Good Flour, and Light Fluffy". The front row, from left to right, reads, "Seed, Undesirable Quality, Inferior Flour, and Soggy-Heavy." In front these piles is a lable reading "Booker". At the bottom, written in pen, are the words "Our Fair in Lipscomb KB".
O.A. Crump
Studio photograph taken of O.A. Crump at Knott's Berry Farm in California. He is sitting on a replica of a covered wagon pulled by a drawing of two oxen. There is a painted desert in the background. On the fake canvas of the wagon are the words, "Ghost Town or Bust!!" He is smiling and wears glasses with a hat, a tie, and a suit. Written on the bottom border in blue ink is, "O.A. Crump. Follett."
Sam and Bessie Robertson
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.
Girls and Dolls
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.
Boys with Dogs and Bunnies
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.
After Higgins Tornado from Truck Bed
View of cars and tornado damage to fence with metal truck bed in lower frame.
Debris and Vehicles After Tornado
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.
Broken Trees and Debris After Tornado
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.
Rose Turner and Geneva Wright with Tank Battery
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.
The Borth Brothers
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.
Man in Suit with Beard
Studio photograph of a man in a dark suit, white shirt, and bow tie. His hair is parted on the side and combed over and he has a long goatee and mustache.
Debris and Houses After Tornado
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.
Building with No Walls After Tornado
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.
Cars and Debris After Tornado
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.
Debris After Tornado
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.
Matilda Harl Smith and Husband
Photograph of Matilda Harl Smith and husband from the bust up. She is wearing a dark dress with puffed sleeves, ruffles, and a ruffled high collar. He is wearing a dark suit with a vest, white shirt, bow tie, and pocket watch chain. He has gray hair and a gray beard and mustache.
S-T Cowboys on Horseback
Photograph of nine cowboys from the S-T Ranch lined up on horseback. All of the horses are dark. Each man wears a button up shirt with a vest, three wear ties, and all of them wear cowboy hats. They are posed in front of a Lipscomb store that has a porch with people standing on it. Beside the store is a man with a child.
South Ivanhoe, Oklahoma
Photograph of seven buildings in South Ivanhoe, Oklahoma. A small building on the far left side of the frame has a person standing in the doorway. Next to that is a one-story building with a sign on the front that reads, "Ivanhoe State BANK, Guarantee Fund Bank". Next to the bank are two two-story buildings, one with an awning. There are three small buildings on the right side of the frame. In the foreground is a field of dirt and weeds.
Mother and Daughter Portrait
Studio photograph of a woman holding a small girl. They are both wearing dark dresses with puffed sleeves and both have dark curled hair. The woman wears a necklace and earrings and the girl wears a pin. The woman's hair is held up with a hair pin.
Dust Storm in Perryton, Texas
Photograph of enormous dust clouds engulfing the town of Perryton, Texas. Across the bottom is written, "Dust Storm - Perryton, Texas. April 14, 1935. No. 4. The Perry Studio - Perryton, Texas".
Agriculture Consolidated Farm Service Agengy and Conservation Building
Photograph of the Agriculture Consolidated Farm Service Agengy and Soil Conservation Building in Follett, Texas. The building has two concrete walls with glass windows and a door in-between them. In front of the windows are four flower pots and a railing. There is a sign on the building that says, "Service Center". On the left hand side of the photograph is a handicap sign and several bushes. Behind the bushes in the background are telephone wires and tall white towers. In the foreground is a paved street with a center yellow stripe.
View of Higgins, Texas in 1905
Black and white photograph looking down on town of Higgins, Texas. In foreground is a railroad yard with boxcar and two human figures. Behind them is the town with several buildings including homes, businesses, and a church.
Follett Village Improvement Committee
Photograph of the Follett Village Improvement Committee. In the front row, from left to right, is Stanley Love, Devona Gadberry, Dorothy Schoenhals and John Heil. In the back from left to right is Floyd Thiessen, Darlis Nace, Pam Chase and Charles Skeen. The men wear trousers, belts and button-up shirts, two of the shirts are striped. Two of the men wear watches. Ms. Gadberry wears trousers and a blue blouse and Ms. Schoenhals wears a teal dress. Two men and two women wear glasses, one man has a mustache.
Three Nurses Holding Babies
Photograph of three nurses sitting at the top of the stairwell holding one newborn baby each. One is crouched in front of two seated nurses. One is looking at the baby she is holding, the other two look at the camera. All three are dressed in white nurse dresses and the babies are wrapped in white blankets. Their hair is pulled back into buns. In the foreground on the left side of the frame is the stairwell banister. On the far left is a partial figure of a person's back.