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Description: Photograph of Joanna Troutman as seen from the chest up. She is wearing dark clothes, a metal brooch at her neck, and a dark head covering. The reverse side has a handwritten note saying that she sewed the original Lone Star Flag of Texas.
Description: Text containing a questionnaire filled out by Andrew Mather of Gabriel Hills, Texas. Contains information including his birth date, his spouse, children, his service as a Texas Ranger, and his experiences with Native Americans.
Creator: Mather, Andrew
Item Type: Text
Description: Photograph of infant John M. Sharpe, Jr. standing with a chair. He is wearing a lightly hued jacket with a belt and mantle, stockings, and open shoes. The reverse side of the photo's grey mat has a handwritten note that says he was born on April 27, 1913.
Date: June 1914
Creator: R. J. Stone Photography
Description: Photograph of James Quincy Sharpe posing for a portrait. He is wearing a high-collared shirt, bow tie, and dark jacket. The reverse side of the photo has a handwritten note that indicates that he was the brother of John M. Sharpe. Typed notes indicate that he died in 1916 following a mill accident and that his daughters were adopted by his brother.
Creator: Stone Photography
Description: Photograph of Annie Whittenberg wearing a dark dress and a tall floral hat. She holds an umbrella to her left side. She is standing in front of a backdrop depicting thing trees surrounded by shrubs and leans against a simulated bush. The tintype is mounted in a blue paper frame with red scrollwork in its corners and three concentric red lines around the photograph.
Description: Photograph of Mary Whittenberg taken from the chest up. She is wearing a dark dress with a satin sheen, a necklace, metal wristwatch, and a ring. Her arms are folded and propped up on surface. Handwritten notes on the reverse side of the photo note that she is the sister of Olin Whittenberg and the daughter of Dubose Whittenberg.
Date: May 1960
Description: Photographic portrait of a woman wearing a ruffled piece of lace around her neck, a dark mantle, and a dark buttoned blouse. Her hair is tied up in a bun. A drawing on the reverse side of the photo contains a drawing of the heads two young women in the middle of a photographer's logo.
Creator: Ferguson, M. M.
Description: Short story regarding two farmers named Johnnie and Herman. Johnnie makes neophyte farmer Herman aware of the proper practices of raising corn.
Item Type: Prose fiction
Description: Photograph of six young women wearing lightly hued dresses. They are arranged in a pyramid with Mamie Whittenberg standing above and behind the group, Fannie Clower and Hattie McSwain are positioned on the middle row, and Annie Whittenberg, Libby Cleveland, and Jessie Clower are seated on the bottom row. A typed note on the reverse side indicates that Mamie Whittenberg married J. L. Thorp in 1902 and Annie Whittenberg married J. M. Sharpe, Sr. in 1903.
Creator: Wilcox Photography
Description: Photograph of Annie Sharpe standing beside the tomb of her great uncle, Bishop William McKendree, in Sumner County, Tennessee. She is wearing a cloche hat, jacket, and skirt. The tomb sits on a low pedestal and has barely visible writing along its side.
Description: Photograph of five people standing together on a walkway with a pipe fence on their left side and a cement wall on the right. John Sharpe, Sr., and Annie Sharpe are the elderly couple on the left. Mrs. John Sharpe, Jr. and her husband stand in the center. Jim Shaw leans on the cement wall to the right.
Description: Folder containing a portrait of Annie Sharpe while wearing a wedding dress. The folder is black, the photograph's mat is white with concentric ovals surrounding the oval photo of Mrs. Sharpe. Part of her dress extends outside of the photo and onto the mat. A thin piece of paper that covers the photo has brown foxing along its outer edge.
Date: July 7, 1903
Creator: Stone Photography
Description: Photograph of nine elderly women standing together in front of a monument dedicated to soldiers and sailors of the Confederate States of America. Floral bouquets have been placed upon the stone monument. The women are wearing dark dresses, and many are wearing hats. They are identified from the right to left as Annie E. Sharpe, Mrs. Belle, Mrs. H. W. Richey, Mrs. Elliott Stone, Mrs. J. O. Warren, Mrs. John Hudson, Anna Palm, Mrs. Ann Hudson, Mrs. J. M. Bergner.
Date: April 26, 1950
Description: Photograph of Lee A. Roundtree sitting for a portrait. He is wearing a dark jacket, white collared shirt, and a white bow tie. A handwritten note on the photo indicates that he employed John M. Sharpe, Sr. at a printing company.
Description: Photograph of six members of the Brown and Sharpe family sitting at a picnic table in an outdoor area surrounded by trees. The women sitting in the front seat are identified as Cousin Maud and Mother Brown. The man sitting on the other side of the table is John Sharpe. Annie Sharpe is wearing a broad hat and a white apron. A smiling man and a woman in a dark dress to the left remain unidentified. A white tablecloth, large jar, and a basket are lying on the table.
Date: August 1939
Description: Photograph of John M. Sharpe, Jr. sitting on a chair. The boy is wearing a dark suit, white collared shirt, and a striped necktie. A parrot is perched upon the back panel of the wooden chair that Sharpe is sitting on.
Creator: R. Stone Photography