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Pet Dog of the Railroad Survey Crew, c. 1902

Description: A dog sitting on a chair in front of a tent. The dog was a pet of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the crew members remained in the area and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: 1902~
Partner: Irving Archives

[Photograph of Mrs. King in Her Oak Cliff Backyard]

Description: Photograph of an elderly woman in a large, light-colored dress sitting in a chair on the grassy lawn of a residential yard. There is a large, wavy-furred dog standing to her right, and there is a wooden rocking chair further to her right. A chain-link fence behind the woman separates the lawn from some large bushes and trees. There is a one-story wooden house behind the woman and to the left. There is a decorative border around the photo.
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Puppy With a Can]

Description: Photograph of a St. Bernard puppy playing in a yard with a Pearl Beer can. There are two bowls and some bushes in the background.
Date: June 13, 1950
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

A Boy and His Dog

Description: Photograph of a boy and his dog. In this image, the unidentified boy is leaning over to adjust the dog's collar while looking out. "A Boy and His Dog" is written below the bottom left corner of the mounted image, and "Joe Clark, H.B.S.S." is signed below the right corner.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Cocker Spaniels]

Description: Photograph of two Cocker Spaniels on their hind feet resting on a fence. This print was made using a technique Joe called an "Impro." A technique that dropped the midtones out of the final image. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS
Date: 196u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Bookmark belonging to Bessie Bruce]

Description: Bookmark with a thread tassel. The bookmark contains a drawing of a dog and the inscription, "I'm good for a trick or two." We assume that the bookmark served double-duty as a placeholder for a table at a social function as it is labeled, "Table No.2, Couple No.2" with the numbers handwritten in. The bookmark belonged Mrs. J. E. Hightower, formerly Bessie Elizabeth Bruce, and was found in her 1910 Denton High School Bronco yearbook.
Date: unknown
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Father and Son Dogs]

Description: Color postcard depicting two dogs, a father and son. The dogs are mostly white with brown markings on their eyes and ears. Handwritten on the front of the card is," Dorothy H. Erler" It is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, Oklahoma City, Okla., 206 E5-St. It is postmarked Quincy, Ill. on Jul 23, 1907.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[The Victory]

Description: Color postcard with an image of a dog tearing apart a little girl's doll as the little girl cries in the background. Beneath the image is the text, "THE VICTORY." Handwritten on the front of the postcard is "2. Anto Rosa 4/29/07" and by the image of the little girl is handwritten "Don't cry." The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 206 E. 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Monett & Paris on Apr 29.
Date: 1906
Creator: Gross, O.
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Hearty Christmas and New Year Greetings

Description: Glossy color postcard depicting a barking dog, below which is written,"Hearty Christmas and New Year Greetings" Holly berries decorate two of the corners of the card. Correspondence on the back reads, "Jack I wish you a happie Xmas. Also a long life. You are only a little white dog but always treat other dogs white and you will stay while all respects that's all [ ]" It is addressed to Jack Dill, Paris, Tex.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes