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[State Fair of Texas Exhibitor's Ticket for Rosa Fleetwood]

Description: Exhibitor's ticket for the State Fair of Texas. The blue ticket bears the signature and photograph of Rosa Fleetwood. In the photo, Fleetwood wears a dark blouse and eyeglasses and stands in front of a painted lake scene. Squares on the top of the ticket are filled with numbers from seven to twenty-two. The letters "SFT" have been punched into the card and a red stamp pressed into its back.
Date: 1950
Creator: State Fair of Texas
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[State Fair of Texas Exhibitor's Ticket for Lizzie Smith]

Description: Exhibitor's ticket for the State Fair of Texas. The light orange ticket bears the signature and photograph of Lizzie Smith. In the photo, Smith wears a dark dress and eyeglasses and stands in front of a painted lake scene. Squares on the top of the ticket are filled with numbers from eight to twenty-three, and the first three have been marked with a hole punch. The letters "SFT" have been punched into the card and a red stamp pressed into its back.
Date: 1949
Creator: State Fair of Texas
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of China Exhibit Building at Texas State Fair]

Description: Photograph (taken at an angle from the left) of a two- or three-story building with East Asian hip-and-gable roofs that turn up at the corners and four open entryways (two hexagon-shaped and two circular), partially hidden by a large tree. The building has several parts to it, of varying heights and shapes, including a short portion with a covered balcony and a tall tower with a double-tiered roof. Along the street that runs in front of the building, there are two cars parked facing away from the camera and a curved street-lamp with light fixtures all along the curve, and a small, rectangular trash can. There are shrubs and potted plants in front of the light-colored building, as well as a bench in front of a hexagon-shaped, open entryway on the left. On the back, there is a note about the photo's location and date.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Illuminated Hall of State at Texas Fair]

Description: Photograph of the Hall of State at the Texas State Fair grounds, taken from across a long pool of water with buildings on either side of it. The Hall of State is lit very brightly, so that the building itself (a long building with a short tower rising from the center) is barely visible and there are rays of light shining out in the night sky above it. On either side of the pool of water are buildings with the entrances standing out from the building, portico-style, and slightly illuminated by ground lights. Flagpoles line both sides of the pool, and, nearer to the Hall of State, the shadows of small trees are visible. There is a decorative border around the edge of the photo, and, on the back, a note about the location and date.
Date: 1936
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Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Old Mill Inn at Texas State Fair]

Description: Photograph of stone house, shadowed by two tall trees and bordered by a wooden, split-rail fence. The L-shaped house is two-stories, with an over-hang above a double door entrance on the left, a large wheel against the left side of the house, and windows of varying sizes all along the second-story. There are several benches and some small trees lined up in the space created by the concave corner of the house. A street runs parallel to the right portion of the house. There is a decorative border around the edges of the photo, and notes about the location and date on the back.
Date: 1936
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Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of State Fair of Texas Ride]

Description: Photograph of an amusement ride at the State Fair of Texas. The ride has two cars attached by long, metal poles to two large, flat rotating wheels, which are, in turn, attached to either side of metal T-frame. The cars themselves are oval-shaped and have flat, metal, semi-circular frames attached to either side. Nothing is visible in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says the ride might have been called "The Giant's Foot."
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Military Parade at State Fair of Texas]

Description: Photograph of ranks of military officers marching down a street, away from the camera and to the left. The officers are wearing full uniforms (caps, jackets, belts, straight-leg slacks, and shiny shoes), and are carrying rifles over their right shoulders. At the front of the formation, one of the officers is carrying a large American flag. Someone's elbow obscures the bottom left corner of the view, while in the background, a large, light-colored building with many columns is visible. There is a decorative border around the edges of the photo, and notes about the event handwritten on the back.
Date: 1936
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Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Little America Exhibit at Texas State Fair]

Description: Photograph of a large, light-colored, fake mountain range with letters that read, "Little America," over an opening. Two men in dress shirts, dark slacks, and hats are walking past the mountain range, while in the bottom right corner of the photo a group of people can be seen grouped together. At the base of the mountain range, from left to right are: a trashcan, a tall sign, a flagpole extending out from a dome base, a post office box, and a sled or boat with a sail, nestled just under the opening. Behind the mountain range are two metal-frame towers with a "Little America" banner stretched between them. There is a decorative border around the edges of the photo, and, on the back, notes about the location and date.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Tall Building at State Fair of Texas]

Description: Photograph of a light-colored art-deco style building, which has a tall, squared-off tower with decorative circular windows near the top. On the ground in front of it, there are several people walking towards and to the left of the building, including a man on a horse. A smaller building with a multi-gable roof sits to the front right of the tall building. There is a leaf-bare tree in front of the building, a larger tree covered in leaves directly to the left, and a clear sky behind the tower. There is a handwritten note about the location and date on the back of the photo, as well as a decorative border around the edge on the front.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Black Forest Exhibit at Texas State Fair]

Description: Photograph of long strip of multi-story, gable-roof buildings, each one in a different architectural style. The left-center building has a large, cubic clock tower coming out of the apex of the roof, while the building in the right-center of the strip is solely a tower, connected to its neighbor on the left by an enclosed bridge. A sign above the opening created by the bridge reads "Black Forest," and is flanked on either side by hanging flags. On the ground in front of the building are two guardhouses, a snowman statue, and two men walking towards the building. There is a note about the location and date, handwritten on the back of the photo.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Visiting Dignitaries at State Fair of Texas]

Description: Photograph of a large crowd of people - almost entirely made up of men in suits - standing in front of a building, facing towards the camera. The photograph is blurry and over-exposed, but three flags are just barely visible behind the crowd. Several of the men are wearing light-colored suits and holding hats. One man in particular, has his back to the camera and is shaking hands with someone in the crowd. There is a decorative border around the edge of the front of the photo, and writing on the back indicating that the crowd is at least partially made up of visiting dignitaries.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Tower Building at Texas Fair At Night]

Description: Photograph (taken at night) of a light-colored, concave-curve building with a tall, V-shaped tower in the center that has been illuminated very brightly. Two tall flagpoles, without flags, stand on either side in front of the building, and there are several plant-beds and skinny trees surrounding the structure. The building has two circular images on the face of the building on either side of the tower. A car is parked on the ohther side of a plant-bed in between the camera and the building. There is a decorative border around the edge of the photo, and on the back, there are notes about the photo.
Date: 1936
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Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Tower Building at State Fair of Texas]

Description: Photograph of a light-colored, concave-curve building with a tall, V-shaped tower in the center. Two American flags are raised on two tall flagpoles, one on either side in front of the building, and there are several plant-beds and skinny trees surrounding the structure. The building has two circular images on the face of the building on either side of the tower. A man and a woman walk together towards the building, and two other people walk around closer tot the building. There is a decorative border around the edge of the photo, and on the back, there are notes about the photo.
Date: 1936
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Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Logs on Hand-Pulled Cart Frame]

Description: Photograph (taken at floor-level) of three logs stacked on and tied to a simple, hand-pulled cart frame, which has four pairs of wheels. A light-colored, cloth backdrop is visible behind the logs, and the floor beneath the cart is wooden. There is a note about the location and date written on the back of the photo.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Building Entrance at Texas Fair]

Description: Photograph of an entrance to a light-colored art deco style building at the State Fair of Texas. The entrance itself sticks out from the building, has two tall columns in front of the doors, a short flight of steps leading to the ground, and a tall, narrow window on either side of the opening. In front of the building is a small patch of grass in the middle of a concrete drive, which leads to a road running parallel to the building. There is a small group of people wearing hats and sitting on a bench facing the building, three people walking past the building heading right, and a man descending the entrance steps. There is a decorative border around the edge of the photo, and on the back, there are handwritten notes about the location and date.
Date: 1936
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Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Diorama with Vaqueros and Horses]

Description: Photograph of a diorama that includes two vaqueros in chaps, sombreros, and vests, a campfire, a horse with a saddle and lasso on its back, and a mule with a pack on its back. There are also twigs, meant to represent trees and brambles, stuck into the diorama's base. The model rests on a dark, smooth surface, and is set against s a light-colored, blank backdrop. There is a note about the location and date written on the back of the photo.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Texas Hall of State and Flags]

Description: Photograph of the front and right side of the Hall of State building at the Texas State Fair grounds, taken at an angle from down the lane to the right. The Hall of State is a light-colored, multi-story building with a long portico along the front, and a concave circular tower in the center. The photograph is over-exposed, making many features of the Hall of State building difficult to see. A large plant-bed and lane partition, with tall flagpoles bearing various flags, runs parallel to the Hall of State. There is another building to the right of the Hall of State, with another flagpole in the front lawn and an automobile parked in the lane in front of it. There is a decorative border around the edges of the photo, and on the back there is a note about the location and date.
Date: 1936
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Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Pan-American Casino at Texas Fair]

Description: Photograph of the Pan-American Casino exhibit at the Texas State Fair grounds , a three-story, light-colored building with two domed turrets on either side of the front of the building, and a wide portico with columns at the front. There is a large sign between the two turrets with the casino name, a long, narrow sign advertising for a show inside below the first sign, and the words, "The True The Good and The Beautiful" on the face of the building below the other signs. In front of the building are a short flight of steps, a flagpole on either side of the building that are just taller than the building itself, bearing American Flags, and a group of people spread out on the front steps and concrete area surrounding the building. There is also a large, circular area bordered by a short hedge in front of the building, with a large, dark, winged statue in the center. On the back of the photo, there is a note about the location and date.
Date: 1936
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Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Pan-American Casino at Texas Fair At Night]

Description: Photograph of the Pan-American Casino exhibit at the Texas State Fair grounds (taken at night), a three-story, light-colored building with two domed turrets on either side of the front of the building, and a wide portico with columns at the front. There is a large neon sign between the two turrets with the casino name, a long, narrow, back-lit sign advertising for a show inside below the first sign, and the words, "The True The Good and The Beautiful" on the face of the building below the two signs. In front of the building are a short flight of steps, and a large, circular area bordered by a short hedge in front of the building, with a large, dark, winged statue in the center. On the back of the photo, there is a note about the location and date.
Date: 1936
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Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Hall of State Portico Corridor]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Hall of State portico corridor, taken from inside the corridor on the far left side of the building. The building itself is made of stone, with cubic rectangular columns (on the right) supporting the high ceiling above and casting shadows on the stone floor below. There are tall windows all along the wall on the left, with a stone bench below each one. Further down the corridor, where the portico opens up, there are two hanging light fixtures. There are notes about the date and exact location of the photo written on the back.
Date: 1936
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Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Dinosaur Exhibit at Texas State Fair]

Description: Photograph of a diorama depicting two dinosaurs facing off against each other. The dinosaur on the left is a Triceratops, while the dinosaur on the right is a Tyrannosaurus Rex. A small sign on the base of the exhibit (fake rocks) gives information about the T-Rex. A rectangular building with small cross-hatch windows and a skinny tree are visible in the background. Handwritten notes on the back of the photo indicate the model was part of the Sinclair Oil Company Exhibit at the State Fair of Texas.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[State Fair of Texas Exhibitor's Ticket for Nora Maness]

Description: Exhibitor's ticket for the State Fair of Texas. The green ticket bears the signature and photograph of Nora Maness. In the photo, Maness wears a dark blouse and stands in front of a painted lake scene. Squares on the top of the ticket are filled with numbers from five to twenty. The letters "SFT" have been punched into the card and a red stamp pressed into its back.
Date: 1946
Creator: State Fair of Texas
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell