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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.
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."
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".
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two Small Girls with Flowers
Photograph of two small girls holding flowers. Both are wearing frilly white dresses. The girl on the left side of the photo has long brown curly hair. The girl on the right has short blond hair. They are standing in front of a rose bush that is in front of the porch of a house.
Small Girl on Stoop
Photograph of a little girl in a white dress, white tights, and black boots standing on the stoop of a large porch. The girl has short, dark, curly hair. On the left side of the frame is the railing to the porch with trees behind that. Behind the girl is a chair.
E.C. Gray
Studio portrait photograph of E.C. Gray's bust. He wears a black suit with a black bowtie and has short gray hair.
Train, People, and Old Cars
Photograph of the first train into Follett, Texas. There are two ladies looking out from inside the train and men, children, and old cars on the right side.
Royal Inn Cafe, Follett, Texas
Photograph of the interior of the Royal Inn Cafe in the Laubhan Hotel in Follett, Texas. In the foreground on the right side of the frame is a rug, an upholstered sofa, and a host stand. On the left side of the frame stretching all the way into the back of the room is a wooden bar with bar stools surrounding it. Behind the bar a shelf filled with many things including a cash register, cigar boxes, and plants. On the right side of the frame stretching to the back are four tables with chairs. The tables are covered in white tablecloths and have dining setups on them. At the back of the room stands two people, one man dressed as a server with a white apron and one woman wearing a white apron and cook's hat. There are two signs on the wall that read, "Hot Waffles" and "Home Made Pies".
Dust Storm, Wheeler Texas
Image of a large dust storm about to engulf Wheeler, Texas. There is a tall courthouse with white pillars on the right side of the frame, other buildings and automobiles. In the foreground is a wide dirt road. Written across the bottom is, "WHEELER, Texas. 4/14 '35 6:30 PM"
Steam Engine and Hardware Store
Photograph of group of men and boys standing in front and to the side of Montgomery - Hardware Co. and steam traction engine. The steam engine is ready to move the building to Follett, Texas from Ivanhoe, Oklahoma.
People with Model-T Car
Photograph of a group of people - 4 men, 4 women, and 4 children - sitting in and on top of a Model T car. They are dressed in suits and dresses, almost all wear hats. In the background is a fence and a few buildings.
Dust Storm in Darrouzett, Texas
View of a long and wide dirt road leading to a large dust storm that is about to engulf the town of Darrouzett, Texas. There are a few people on the left side of frame. Written on the bottom of the print is, "Dust Storm Approaching Darrouzett, Texas. April 14th 1935.
Picnic on Simms Place
Photograph of a large group of people walking away from the camera. They are outside on grass and there are many trees. The women wear white blouses with skirts, some wear hats, the men wear trousers and shirts with hats. There are children running. In the lower left hand corner of the frame there is writing that reads, "I am in front of Bessie Huff. Picnic on Simms Place 1908". Across the bottom it reads, "Mr. and Mrs. Huff" and "Grace Bayer".
Dr. Ira T. Smith
Studio portrait photograph of Dr. Ira T. Smith. He is wearing a striped button-up shirt and jacket. He has white hair parted on the side, round glasses, and a mustache. Dr. Smith was married to Minnie Adella "Addie" Halsey.