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Men by Cannon

Description: Copy negative of a group of unidentified men standing beside a cannon. Two of the men are holding guns to their sides, and two others are handling the ammunition for the cannon. In the background, there are hills and grass.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Fort Concho Museum

Description: Photograph of two museum at Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas. The building is made of rock with dormers across the front. A cannon and flag pole stand in front of the building.
Date: April 1958
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Postcard of Cannon; Postcard of Weapons Magazine

Description: Copy photograph of two images. In the top image, several uniformed soldiers load a cannon. In the top left corner is a poem, which reads, "I'd like to load a gun like this/With a message and perhaps a kiss/To let you know how proud I am/That you have backed up Uncle Sam." The bottom image shows the weapons magazine of Fort Phantom Hill. The magazine is a small stone building. A cow walks in front. The bottom text reads, "Magazine at Fort Phantom Hill, near Abilene, Texas. Commanded by Robert E. Lee, in 1852. Mrs. L.B. Bradfield. Pub."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Campus View

Description: Copy negative of a Simmons College brochure with a view of the campus. There is a cannon in a field with trees and two buildings in the background.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Artillery Salute for General Pershing]

Description: Photograph of soldiers firing wheeled artillery on an earthen field. Plumes of smoke rise behind the guns and partially obscure distant mountains. A caption on the reverse side of the photo indicates that the firing was a salute to visiting General John J. Pershing.
Date: February 2, 1920
Creator: Rhineheimer, Oscar
Partner: El Paso Public Library

Bee County Courthouse and World War I Cannon

Description: An early photo of Bee County’s Fourth Courthouse built in 1912 by local architects W.C, Stephenson and F.W. Heldenfels. Note the WWI cannon in front of the courthouse. During the First World War the US Cavalry trained at the Cook (now Dugat) Ranch and the Army Air Corps trained on the Nutt land (Capehart). Several Bee County men were WWI veterans and thirteen made the supreme sacrifice for their country.
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

[Photograph of Six Cannons Firing a Salute]

Description: Photograph of six cannons, lined up facing left in a gravel or concrete lot in front of a two story building. One of the cannons in the middle has just fired, leaving a thick, light-colored cloud coming from the muzzle. To the right of the cannons, there are military members in uniform, standing with their backs to the cannons. There is a dark sedan parked to the left of the two-story building, and more cars are slightly visible past the cannons, parked in front of the building. There is handwritten text on the back of the photograph, signed by Jake Johnson.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cromeans, Ernie
Partner: University of Texas Permian Basin

[Transcript of Chain of Correspondence between the Commissioners of Texas, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a Chain of Correspondence between the Commissioners of Texas, in which the commissioners discuss a proposal to travel to purchase a steamboat for protection of the coastlines and to ensure safe transportation of troops, immigrants and supplies. Over the course of the correspondence, the commissioners agree on the total amount and terms of the loan that will pay for the vessel.
Date: January 21, 1836
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Twelfth St & Paseo, Kansas City, Mo.

Description: Color postcard with a picture of the the park at Twelfth and paseo in Kansas City, Missouri. There are benches, a stone wall, and an old canon along with sidewalks and landscaped gardens. On the back the correspondences reads, "Dear Mrs. Dill Just returned to Oklahoma City and reveived the letter you so kindly wrote me. Will write you in a few days when I can collect myself. Lovingly, mom. Kiss Lucy for me." It is addressed to Mrs. E.A. Dill, 527 18th St., Paris, Texas. It is postmarked Oklahoma, Okla., Jume 22, 1908.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes


Description: Copy negative of two pictures taken during World War I. The top picture is of a few hours ration of French 75s. The many artillery shells are organized into many piles in a field. The bottom picture is of several cannons lined up near a building and trees.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library


Description: Photograph of an unattended cannon during a fight. A soldier stands behind the cannon; another soldier stands to the left. Smoke and dust pervade the air.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Partner: El Paso Public Library