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[People at an Event]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women standing in lines in a community recreation center (most likely Doris Miller Auditorium in Rosewood Park in Austin) at an event of some kind. Some people are at a ticket window.
Date: September 1, 1960
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Group Seated in Chairs]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women sitting in rows of chairs and laughing. Likely taken in the Travis County Negro Extension Service Building located at 1154 Lydia Street, Austin, Texas.
Date: October 1954
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[The Crazy Hotel Pavilion]

Description: A handwritten note on the back of the picture identifies this as "Crazy Hotel Pavilion 1940 Cigar Stand and Shine Stand." Please notice Leon Cross, the "Shoe-shine boy", who operated the stand for years, in the white shirt to the left of the Shine Stand. This pavilion is off the hotel lobby, behind and west of the elevators of the second Crazy Hotel. A fire started March 15, 1925, in the drugstore next to the bath house of the first Crazy Hotel which adjoined the Crazy Flats (second Crazy Pavilion). The fire destroyed all the businesses in this city block. The second Crazy Hotel opened in 1927, and incorporated all of the previous enterprises into one building covering the entire city block. The drinking bar, from which Boyce Ditto served mineral water for many years, is at the opposite end of the pavilion, left of the shoe-shine and Cigar Stand, with its striped awning. In its heyday during the health-spa era of the "City built on Water," the bar served four different strengths of mineral water. The bar is still in existence today although inactive. The mezzanine around the drinking pavilion was lined with offices, primarily those of doctors.
Date: 1940
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Mrs. Mary Canada

Description: Mary Lee Pettus Canada’s obituary. Mary Lee Canada was a respected resident of Beeville for more than sixty years. Born in Goliad on September 26, 1884, Mary Lee Pettus married Elvy Canada in 1909 and moved to Beeville. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and was the first Worthy Matron of the Golden Leaf Chapter # 593, Order of the Eastern Star which had been organized in Beeville in 1928. She and Elvy had one daughter, Alma Hampton, who worked the summers in the fields to earn money for her first tuition at Guadalupe, a school for blacks in Seguin, and taught school for forty-two years. Mary Lee Pettus Canada died on June 20, 1964.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

Lott Canada Teacher Mrs. Garner

Description: Photograph of Mrs. Felix Garner, a teacher in the first Lott-Canada School in Beeville. Her husband, Felix, was a charter member of Jones Chapel Methodist Church, which was organized in 1888. She and her husband ran the first Black cafe in Beeville. The cafe was located across from the train depot. Her father, Henry Shaw, lived to be 112 years old.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

[Young People in Line]

Description: Photograph of a group of young men and women standing in line behind a table. They are standing on a stage or platform so they might be receiving diplomas or certificates. One woman stands in the foreground, looking up at the stage.
Date: October 1954
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Postcard of a Woman]

Description: Postcard of a woman wearing a white dress and hat and sitting on a chair.. This collection of photographs of African Americans was purchased from an estate in Dallas, Texas.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of a Woman]

Description: Postcard of a woman wearing a dark coat with a scarf tied around her hair and standing in front of a painted backdrop. This collection of photographs of African Americans was purchased from an estate in Dallas, Texas.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of James Tantes]

Description: Portrait of James Tantes, a young man wearing a suit and hat and holding a cigar between his fingers. This collection of photographs of African Americans was purchased from an estate in Dallas, Texas.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis